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Community Support for White Ribbon Day

By June 23, 2010June 29th, 2010No Comments

The White Ribbon Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to eliminate violence against women, through education campaigns and promoting cultural change.

White Ribbon Day is held on the 25th of November and is signified through the selling of ribbons and wristbands to highlight the importance of the issue. This afternoon I was invited to the Suzanne Grae store at Eastland where a cheque of $220,000 was presented to the White Ribbon Foundation.

Suzanne Grae has been a prominent supporter of the White Ribbon Foundation and its Eastland store sold the highest number of ribbons and wristbands across its network of stores. The cheque was presented by the CEO of Suzanne Grae to Andrew O’Keefe, the Chairperson of the White Ribbon Foundation, and demonstrates the commitment of the Maroondah community towards social causes.

For further information on White Ribbon Day please visit

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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