Equal Futures Project announces new charity partners

Equal Futures Project announces new charity partners

Equal Futures Project (EFP) has announced that in 2020 they will be collaborating with two new charity partners.

The two charity partners in focus are Got Your Back Sista and Nutrition Plus, who will be on the receiving end of their Hunter International Women’s Day (IWD) breakfast proceeds, which is being hosted on 6 March.

In 2020, the Equal Futures Project are celebrating a milestone and this event will be their opportunity to commemorate this achievement.

The Chair of EFP, Dr Kirsten Molloy, said that aligning with Got Your Back Sista and Nutrition Plus was an important decision in preparation for the IWD breakfast.

“Equal Futures celebrates its 10th anniversary International Women’s Day breakfast this year and we wanted to ensure we invested in charities who work to encourage diversity or to support minority groups,” Kirsten said.

“We received some strong applications and have selected two partners who work to create inclusive culture across our community and around Australia.”

Got Your Back Sista offers benevolent relief and support to women and children escaping domestic violence and are at risk of living below the poverty line.

The local charity gives a hand up to women so they can begin again and live independently.

Nutrition Plus is an Australian-wide charity, that grew from Newcastle, to improve the health of Indigenous children.

The charity are further extending their focus to increase understanding, knowledge and shared values with first peoples, increase awareness and respect for their ancient wisdom that is still relevant today and break down racial misconceptions within individuals, businesses and communities via coordination and delivery of corporate cultural events.

Kirsten said that the success over the years has allowed EFP to put their money towards some great causes, with this year being another chance to give back.

“The significant success of the breakfast over the years has meant we have been able to raise more money, so we are delighted to support two fantastic local charities whose goals align to the mission of the Equal Futures Project, which is to celebrate and support diversity, equity and inclusion,” she said

“We are delighted to support Got Your Back Sista’s Stand Tall Sista for Teens program covering self-defence and healthy relationships and Nutrition Plus’ Indigenous Cultural Awareness programs,” Kirsten said.

The IWD breakfast will be the Equal Futures Project’s 10th annual breakfast and will feature a keynote address from Prof. Kerryn Phelps, AM.

The theme of her address will focus on the theme of; A 2020 Vision: reflecting on the past and what we can achieve for diversity this decade.

Over the 10 years, the Equal Futures Project has raised over $160,000 and continues to help local organisations through their contributions.

“Helping these organisations means we can see programs running on the ground in the region, they’re locally led and will positively impact our community,” Kirsten said.

“We are excited to expand the impact of the Equal Futures Project and are keen to do more,” she concluded.

Tickets to the 2020 IWD breakfast, which will be held on Friday 6 March, are now sold out.

IMAGE | International Women’s Day Breakfast 2019

The Equal Futures Project

The Equal Futures Project raises awareness of gender inequality in workplaces, homes andthe community.It engages business leaders to create an inclusive culture where diversity is respected and valued, and women and men have an equal opportunity of success.

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