We met Chloe back in August when we
Please tell us a bit about the WAGEC and how you fell into your role?
WAGEC supports women and children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and domestic violence. Equally we seek to address the underlying and structural drivers of violence to work toward futures that are safe and equal for everyone in our community.
I started working at WAGEC 3.5 years ago after moving to Sydney from the U.S. I was immediately struck by how strong, brilliant and supportive all of the women are at WAGEC and have always felt deep gratitude for the opportunity to work at this feminist organisation.
How has COVID impacted WAGEC?
WAGEC is an essential service so we have remained open and continued to support women and children throughout COVID. We have adapted the way we deliver many of our services, like moving our kids’ tutoring program online and creating packs of resources to send out to mums with children during the lockdown period.
What I’ve really been struck by, though, is the strength of our clients, staff and community. We’ve seen an outpour of generosity from the remarkable people who support the work we do – including McMullin & Co! We always say that we can’t do our work alone and that it takes a community-wide approach to creating gender equality in our communities. This couldn’t be more true as we adjust to our new normal.
What is the most rewarding part about your job?
Working alongside women who are deeply and genuinely aligned to WAGEC’s values as a feminist organisation is inspiring. This includes both our staff and supporters who are so passionate about providing the resources that WAGEC needs to operate. Working alongside these dedicated and like-minded people is something I feel lucky to do.
How will these bassinets help the women and girls you work with?
The bassinets will support mums who are moving into a new home after facing homelessness and domestic violence. Offering quality, child safe products is so important and we’re grateful that our mums will receive these bassinets. A massive thank you to the customers who are making these purchases and supporting mums and little ones at WAGEC
How can people make a difference?
There are a few ways you can help support us.
You can fundraise for WAGEC in lots of ways: others have held black tie dinners, online dances, sold virtual coffes, tote bags and t-shirts.
Volunteering is a great way to give back and it really makes an impact on someones life. Weather its through sorting donations or direct impact through providing tutoring services to children.
Generosity through donations will help deliver programs that promote women’s financial independence, nurture recovery from trauma and enable kids to thrive.
To find out more about how you can support WAGEC click here.
The majority of our Mcmullin & co. customers are women and some with children, so as a way of giving back to our community we are donating a bassinet for each bassinet sold in the month of September, 2020 to WAGEC.