Run For Cover is a running event raising money for Women's Community Shelters. The event has been organised by Macquarie staff and funds raised will be matched by the Macquarie Group Foundation according to our staff matching policy. To participate in the event please register using the buttons below. You can also create a personalised team fundraising page by selecting the 'Add your own team' button below. Event Details ------------------- Date: Thursday 30 November 2017 Time: 5pm-7pm Location: The Domain, Sydney Format: 5km run or walk Women's Community Shelter works with communities to establish new shelters, which provide short term emergency accommodation and support in a safe environment that enables homeless women to rebuild self-esteem and achieve control and fulfillment of their lives.
||Women's Community Shelter||$724 Raised||$ 5,000 Goal||7 Contributors||Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Corporate Operations Group||$28 Raised||$ 5,000 Goal||1 Contributors||Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Team Ash||$200 Raised||$ 500 Goal||2 Contributors||1 Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Investment Operations||$235 Raised||$ 1,000 Goal||4 Contributors||Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Macquarie Dream Team||$104 Raised||$ 1,000 Goal||1 Contributors||Ticket Sold||Donate|
||COG Tech MAM||$52 Raised||$ 1,000 Goal||1 Contributors||Ticket Sold||Donate|
||Family and Friends||$1,068 Raised||$ 2,000 Goal||4 Contributors||Ticket Sold||Donate|
About Women's Community Shelters
Existing services cannot meet the demand for crisis accommodation for women who are homeless. More than one in two women across Australia who seek a bed in a crisis shelter are turned away every night, mostly due to a lack of space. And these are just the ones who find out they can ask for a safe place to go.
Women’s Community Shelters works with communities to establish new shelters, which provide short term emergency accommodation and support in a safe environment that enables homeless women to rebuild self-esteem and achieve control and fulfilment of their lives.
For a woman to get out of the situation she faces, she needs a range of support services, not just help finding affordable housing. These include access to counselling, health care, assistance to navigate government bureaucracy, legal help, further education and employment to reestablish control over her life.
Women’s Community Shelters offers a new and ground-breaking ‘tri-partite’ funding model in which Government, philanthropy/business and community all work to provide funding to establish and operate shelters.
In addition, WCS brings expertise in governance, intellectual property, professional development and project management support to communities looking to establish new shelters. With a strong and experienced Board and a highly professional team, WCS is focused on supporting each shelter to develop best practice and achieve positive individual outcomes for the women staying at the shelters, while remaining cost efficient.