Anti–Poverty Week 2018


Take action this Anti-Poverty Week

As a proud sponsor of Anti-Poverty Week 2018, we ask you to take part in one of the activities we’re running / taking part in that shed light on hardship in Australia.


Melbourne Marathon 3km Walk

Walk the Walk, Start the Talk. To mark Anti-Poverty Week 2018, the Brotherhood is taking part in the Melbourne Marathon 3km walk.

Date: 14 October 2018.

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Film Night: Step

Join us for an exclusive screening of Sundance award-winning documentary ‘STEP’.

Date: 17 October 2018

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Anti-Poverty Week 2018 Conference: The Poverty Problem; whose fault is it anyway?

The Brotherhood’s Research and Policy General Manager, Shelley Mallett will be guest speaker at the Community Information and Support Victoria’s conference, The Poverty Problem; whose fault is it anyway?

Date: 17 – 18 October 2018

View the conference program.

The Poverty problem: whose fault is it anyway?

Other ways to support the Brotherhood:

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The Brotherhood welcomes everyone to volunteer. Our teams include job-seekers, young people and retirees. Read more »

Make a donation to the Brotherhood of St Laurence

Many thousands of individuals and families regularly support our work by making a charitable gift. Every donation helps those in need come one step closer to achieving their goals. Read more »

Find out more about donating goods to the Brotherhood.

We rely on the kind donations of the public in the form of goods such as furniture, clothing and books. These donations help us to stock our 20 Community Stores. Read more »

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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