Monday, November 18, 2013

Step Up for SISTERHOOD DAY - Friday 6th December

Good morning all. Today I wanted to introduce you to Step Up for SISTERHOOD DAY. I felt very honoured when I was contacted to promote the cause on my blog- there's so much more to my blog than fashion and it's a pleasure to draw awareness to such a worthwhile cause. I'm now a firm believer in early intervention to mitigate the flow on effects into adulthood. Child abuse and neglect is one of Australia's most significant social problems. Last year over 30 000 children in Australia were proven to have been abused or neglected. It's the young girls of Australa that are particularly vulnerable- girls are two to three times more likely to be abused than boys. 

On Friday 6th December Step Up for SISTERHOOD DAY will launch, inviting women across Australia to wear their favourite stilettos in exchnge for a gold coin donation.Step Up for Sisterhood Day will raise vital funding for the SISTER2SISTER program, Life Changing Experience Foundation's 12 month mentoring initiative that empowers vulnerable teenage girls to make positive life choices for a better future, Matched with 'Big Sister' role models for the year, the program takes the group of girls and their mentors on 'life changing' experiences monthly that help to build their confidence and show them a better path in life. 
Founder and chief executive officer of LCEF, Jessica Brown says, “There are thousands of young girls in Australia that need someone to fight for them. Step up for SISTERHOOD Day is about using the power of community to finally break the cycle of trauma, offering hope and support to the girls in this country who have fallen through the cracks or been left behind. It’s also a fabulous excuse to don your favourite pair of heels!” 

Workplaces are invited to register online at http://www.lifechangingexperiences.org/ and allocate a designated person from the workplace to collect the donations. Organisers will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and participants who register will also go into the draw to win fantastic prizes.

The SISTER2sister Program mentors girls ages between 12 and 18 who are ‘at risk’ due to extreme suffering as a direct result of trauma, bereavement, poverty, sexual abuse, mental abuse, physical abuse, neglect, homelessness, sickness/disability and destitution.  This includes girls from all nationalities, religions and socio economic groups. Girls are identified and nominated by school welfare systems, women’s refuges, ‘at risk’ youth programs such as ‘On Track’ and ‘Don Bosco House’, rape crisis centres and the general public, including parents.   

Individuals and workplaces re invited to register online at 
http://www.lifechangingexperiences.org/ and allocate a designated person from the workplace to collect the donations. Organisers will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and participants who register will also go into the draw to win fantastic prizes. 


Slip Into Your Stilettos and Step Up for Sisters In Need- Friday 6th December.    


AVY said...

Learning to love yourself is the greatest gift to anyone.



Isabel said...

thanks for spreading the word! I hadnt heard of this before :)
Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Anita said...

lovely blog :)

Ivana Džidić said...

great cause...children are always the most vulnerable members of the society and every action/event/awareness campaign etc that promotes their rights is doing something right!

Britt Whit said...

i love the 1st quote! so true!

love from San Francisco,

Sonia De Macedo said...

What a wonderful cause, I'll pass the message onto my friends for sure! Spread the word!


Am2Pm Chic said...

Great post, thanks for sharing .


Missy Messy said...

Great post and quotes! The Sister2sister program is really incredible, and the positive changes you get to see throughout the year (especially at Graduation) makes it all worth it!

Diva Desle said...

Awesome post and love the initiative;-)

Ann said...

Props to you for increasing awareness for this great cause.


The Dainty Dolls House said...

This is fantastic and definitely a super cause!! It's nice to see them on blogs, I wish more bloggers got involved with these kinds of things & not just always be about what they're wearing. Because there are more important things happening in the world, besides what we shopped for. Well done to you!! Marvellous post xx

Sam said...

I love the idea behind this, fashion for a great cause! We have something here called the stiletto run where ladies do a race in their high heels, it is for charity. Thanks for your fashionable insight, may your week be an inspiring one :)

Jackie Harrison said...

Very pretty post like the 3rd quote its perfect.

Busola Coutts said...

That is awesome! Really nice :)


Couture Carrie said...

So inspiring!
Love the quotes!


Jessica Mattioli said...

what a lovely post!

The Fashion Heels

Johanna said...

Very cool and I love these quotes...little inspiration for my Monday!

Emmylou said...

What a great cause to support, Imogen. <3

Katie Frank said...

sounds perfect <3

Samantha Nie said...

That's a fantastic program. Love that you dedicated a whole post to it. You are so sweet.


Sandra Leiva said...




Red Rose Alley said...

Step Up For Sisterhood sounds like such a wonderful program. How special that you are involved with it. You are not only lovely on the outside, but on the inside as well.

Have a sweet day.


kileen valenzuela said...

what a great program! i love seeing things like this promoted. thanks for sharing this info!

cute & little

Mindy Fan said...

this sounds like such a wonderful program!! I don't know if this is only in AU., but I know the U.S. has a program similar to this at my school. I am a part of it and what we do is we get paired up with a student who needs a mentor and we are mentors to them. I love being part of it because it feels great to see other people happy!


Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

This is a great initiative, what a beautiful program!!!
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Melina said...

This sounds like an amazing program and for such a great cause. I'm going to have to look into whether or not we have something like this in the States, because I would happily participate and spread the word!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What an awesome initiative! Thanks for sharing!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Arien Ruiz said...

Hi dear!
Nice post, thanks for sharing :)

Charmaine Gapasin said...

This is a wonderful post and it's so lovely to see you supporting this cause! I feel like so many people overlook this problem and it's wonderful that you're sharing it!:D

♥ Charms | my ∞ fashion confession

deborah poh said...

That sounds like a wonderful cause to be a part of! A friend of mine just participated in Dress for Success, a charity focused on giving women in poverty a chance to gain the self-confidence and clothing to obtain better jobs. I certainly want to help out with such programs in the future as I have a passion for helping out those who are less fortunate!

xx Debbie


Sabina Rijal said...

superb post.... Can we follow each other????

Bisma Rauf said...

Thanks a lovely post :)

bridechic said...

Truly--thanks for sharing and devoting an entire post to this!

Antonella C'est moi said...

Great post kisses

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I saw your comment my dear, yes yes love Unicorns :)) Since a child when I saw the movie 'Legend' with Tom Cruise in it. I had them all over my room. Am happy you love them too :) I'd love a dress with them on it too :) I hope we find a dress like that doll :)) xx

Anonymous said...

That's great :) Love the quotes!

Pooja Mittal said...

Ur blog is d best, it's so good of you to promote something like this.. :)
Child neglect and abuse is a big problem in India too,we defiantly need to spread awareness on this issue.,
Have a wonderful day
Keep in touch,

Carolyne O' said...

A fabulous cause, love this thing!
That is a very big problem that needs to be solved soon.



Glam up your Lifestyle said...

I never heard about it, but sounds interesting. I think this is a great idea.

Paola Lauretano said...

Great cause and interesting post!!!!
Kisses doll and Tnx for sharing!

getcarriedaway said...

great post and words!!!
happy day!


Alicia Mackin said...

Ah it would be wonderful to put this in to practice 365 days a year.

Allie of Allie NYC formerly Dressing Ken

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Children are having same problems anywhere, in some countries they are more protected, in some less. It's a really great topic to talk about! Thank You for sharing such a nice post!
Wish you a blessed day ahead!


Sam said...

Stopping by to say hi!

Lizzy said...

great initiative!

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

This sounds like such a fab initiative, Imogen!!


Ozden Ozdogan said...

Nice to know these companies exist but how much they can do in a person's life?
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S said...

This is a very important initiative, I didn't know even the existeance of companies like these!
Thanx for share!


Charu Sharma said...

Such a beautiful post with a great cause!! Spreading smile makes life worthwhile, spread happiness and it will reflect!! :) <3


Larissa said...

What a nice and beautiful post! I totally agree that its is important to spread joy and love and also to love oneself. I am so happy that you like your new job and that you are finding a good work-life balance. I think this is really important.

Lots of love to you pretty lady :)!

Sabrina said...

Wonderful post, thanks for sharing this!!!
Would you like to follow each other on GFC??

Ina R. said...

Yay such a great project! We have similar days like this too here in Germany! Always worth supporting! :)

Maddie said...

Wow I am impressed of great the project is! I wish we had something like that here in Latvia as well!


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Fantastic project dear!<3
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Miriam Stella said...

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Launna said...

Imogen, this is beautiful, I love this whole concept... :)

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