Here at Little Miss Melbourne, there's nothing we love more than slipping on a fabulous pair of heels. What’s better than our favourite pair of statement shoes? Wearing them in support of an important cause.
Last year, over 48,000 Australian children were abused or neglected. Young girls are particularly vulnerable, and are two to three times more likely to be abused than boys.
Step up for SISTERHOOD week is doing something about this. From the 17th to the 21st of November, men and women across Australia are encouraged to swap their 'everyday' shoes for a statement pair of shoes in exchange for a donation.
All funds raised support Life Changing ExperiencesFoundation’s year-long SISTER2sister program that mentors girls aged between 12 and 18 who are ‘at risk’ - those suffering as a direct result of trauma, bereavement, poverty, sexual, mental and physical abuse, neglect, homelessness, sickness or disability and destitution - by matching them with a Big Sister role model to help them forge 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 stand up for them. Step up for SISTERHOOD Week 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.”
Workplaces are invited to register online at www.stepupforsisterhood.org.au.
Help spread the word on social media too – follow @stepupforsister on Twitter and @steupforsisterhood on insta and share your fabulous shoes in support of an extremely important cause.
by Phoebe Vertigan