In 2020/2021, we partnered with Beyond Blue to further support their goals of protecting and improving the mental health of all Australians by empowering communities affected by anxiety, depression and suicide. For every item of clothing purchased during this campaign, 25% of each sale was donated to ensure Beyond Blue can continue to provide online, mental health support services for those that need it most during the COVID-19 pandemic and Beyond!
We are incredibly proud to have donated $1300 to Beyond Blue over the campaign. This directly assisted 25 people seek support from a mental health professional by either phone call, web chat or email through Beyond Blue's 24/7 Support Service.
Berry Street is Victoria's largest independent family and child services organisation. The organisation assists children, young people and families recover from the devastating effects of family violence, abuse and neglect. Berry Street's key focus is on the right of every child to a good childhood, where they can grow up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future. Since 2017, On Your Behalf has donated 150 items of clothing and 80 meals to the children, young people and families in Berry Street's care.
Ziggy's Eatery launched in 2012 and is now a staple dine-in and takeout eatery in St Kilda and South Melbourne. Founders Assaf Stizki and Moshik Ferder take great pride in bringing joy to their customers through mouth-watering and innovative takes on traditional American and Middle Eastern menu items. During our 2018 campaign, for every OYB x Ziggy's t-shirt sold, a meal was donated to the children, young people and families in the care of Berry Street's South-Eastern region housing in Victoria. This resulted in the donation of 80+ meals.
For our second launch, we sold in-store and online through Merchants of Change, who are located at The South Melbourne Market. Store owners, Sia and Emma, are passionate about doing good within their community and have done an incredible job of creating a store that promotes global products with socially conscious initiatives.