The Warragul Business Group pledges financial support to assist us in bridging the budget gap to lease premises close to town, and provide a parenting room in place of the recently relocation of Family Children's Services away from the centre of town. They encourage other businesses to do the same, and the Warragul Gazette announces their intention to donate the same amount towards our cause. Warragul Gazette coverage 5.8.14
With the soon to occur relocation of Family & Children's Services to Normanby St, and with it the town's parent room facilities, locals are starting to identify Olivia's Place as a possibility to fill the void. We determine that the need is indeed there, and commence a search for rental premises near to the town centre.
We put a call out to local businesses to sponsor our outdoor event parent room (baby change and feeding facilities) so that we're able to purchase our own equipment to continue to provide the service to local families on an ongoing basis. Trader coverage 10.4.14 Page 3
We launch our sustainability fundraiser, the 'Project 500', seeking 500 supporters to commit to donation $200 a year over 3 years. Local MP Gary Blackwood signs up at the launch event. Warragul Gazette coverage 5.11.13 and 19.11.13
Local MP Gary Blackwood wins the Warragul Gazette footy tipping competition and donates his prize of $1,500 worth of advertising int he newspaper to Olivia's Place. We provide an update to the community on our plans, our fundraising successes, and the ways that we're already helping local families. Warragul Gazette coverage 3.9.13 and 10.9.13