Celebrating International Women's Day
We’re supporting homeless and disadvantaged women
Our support for not-for-profit social enterprise The Big Issue has helped homeless and disadvantaged women reach a big milestone – just in time for International Women’s Day.
The women who pack The Big Issue for distribution to subscribers have now dispatched 500,000 copies of the magazine through the Women’s Subscription Enterprise (WSE).
The theme of this International Women’s Day is Be Bold for Change and we are proud to support the WSE and help provide opportunities for women to positively change their lives.
We have just begun supporting the WSE with 59 subscriptions across the year, as Birthday gifts to our sisters.
The initiative is designed to offer a safe and viable work opportunity for vulnerable women, as an alternative to selling The Big Issue
WSE employees hand-pack subscription copies of the magazine, giving them an income and helping them gain new skills and career pathways for the future.
Some of you may already be familiar with the fortnightly magazine, which is sold on the streets around the country. Since 1996, more than 6500 people have sold the magazine, putting more than $24 million into the pockets of homeless and disadvantaged men and women.
If you would like to find out more about The Big Issue or subscribe for $12.40 per month, visit www.thebigissue.org.au.
We hope you enjoy the magazine!