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A Stitch in Time

A social enterprise program in collaboration with Business Without Borders and Safe Futures Foundation

Your purchase of this tote bag goes towards the establishment of the 'A Stitch in Time' project which aims to support women through their journey of family violence. Women get together to sew items such as bags, tablecloths and cushions that they can sell to begin to generate an income. The aim of the project is to provide women with:

  • Skills Development;
  • Income;
  • Empowerment;
  • Confidence;
  • Independence;
  • Mentoring;
  • Website creation and marketing;
  • Support and community connections; and
  • Sustainability;
  • The inaugural workshop saw volunteers, participants and mentors cutting, sewing, painting logos, ironing and packaging shopping bags. The children who attended assisted with hand painting the logos. The 'Stitch in Time' project is part of our 'I Respect' campaign which promotes people of all ages respecting each other and creating a better world. The fabrics were a generous donation from Rotary. 

    If you would like more information about the project or to volunteer at one of our monthly workshops or support the project please contact Ellen Matusko at Safe Futures or Dominique Elliot at

    "When I first came here, I had never expected that I will get the help I needed. I was so happy with the service offered, they were so helpful and supportive. Words cannot express how thankful I am to be a client of yours. Thank you so much for supporting my children through the hard times and providing everything we needed. My children had so much fun and are grateful that they don’t want to leave here."