6th December 2019
The important work that AV does across the state each day would not be as effective without the generous communities that support our purpose. We are particularly proud of our AV Partnership Groups (AVPG).
AVPG’s are a network of small, local groups based from Anglican parishes and generally these are the Auxiliaries of the Parishes. These Victorians understand the importance of playing an active role in the wellbeing of their local community.
“We don’t do it for the recognition, we do it because we were raised and taught to give back – it’s in our blood” says Rosie Freeman, the Treasurer and active member at our AVPG in Vermont. Working together, AVPGs enhance the work of AV to support vulnerable families, young people, children and individuals in our community.
Our AVPG’s assist with fundraising, toy and food collections, and amplifying our awareness campaigns. Previous support has included collecting clothing for the homeless, toiletry packs for our young people in Out of Home Care, provided stationery kits for refugee children in a homework club and food donations to our emergency relief sites to help those in urgent need. This is done by raising funds through sausage sizzles or through baking and cooking for events and other functions they hold locally throughout the year.
At a recent AVPG event, a guest speaker for our Peaceful Warriors program, presented on an AV program and mentioned that bikes were always in demand — within 24 hours, 5 bikes had been donated to the program through the AVPG network!
Members of AVPG require no formal admission, and there is no joining fee or annual subscription. For further information, or if you wish to start an AVPG at your local parish or community organisation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 9412 6107.