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Brighten the lives of Victorian Women and Girls – Buy a Flower Day Pin
Today Melbourne will once again come into bloom as the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation celebrates the return of its traditional Flower Day, raising money for women and girls in the community who experience disadvantage.
Flower Day lapel pins will be on sale until Friday 10 May for $5 from selected CBD retail outlets including Henry Bucks and Alannah Hill, and a number of florists and Bank of Melbourne branches in the city.
Catherine Brown, chief executive officer of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, expressed her delight at the re-launch of this appeal, "As the Foundation celebrates 90 years of inspiring philanthropy since its establishment in 1923, this year's reinvigorated Flower Day is most significant.
"The Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation through the decades has sought to address the critical social issues of the day; during the first Flower Day appeal held in 1925, fresh flowers pins were sold by women and girls to support hospitals and kindergartens.
Today, homelessness is one of the Foundation's key impact areas and in light of the 9,810 Victorian women identified as homeless in last year's Census, proceeds from the 2013 appeal will be directed to charities that assist women in times of crisis and offer accommodation, counselling and support," Ms Brown said.
Flower Day pins will be available for purchase until Friday 10 May by phoning the Foundation on 9633 0033 or from the following locaitons:
ALANNAH HILL CHADSTONE
ALANNAH HILL DONCASTER
ALANNAH HILL HOWEY PLACE
ALANNAH HILL MELBOURNE CENTRAL
ALITALIA FLORIST, 85 Anderson Rd, FAWKNER, 3060
AN EXPERIENCE BEAUTY CLINIC, 4/283-297 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000
ART STEMS ON LYGON, 1018 Lygon Street, Carlton North, 3054
BANK OF MELBOURNE, CBD Branches
BELMORE FLOWERS, 178 Belmore Road, Balwyn, 3103
BOUNTIFUL GARDEN, 459 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000
CITY OF MELBOURNE, 120 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000
EPICURE, 90/120 Swanston St Melbourne VIC 3000
FLOWERS ROUND THE HOURS, Corner Swanston & Little Collins St, Town Hall Melbourne Vic 3001
FLOWERS VASETTE, 247 Brunswick St Fitzroy VIC 3065
FORECAST HAIRDRESSING, ROYAL ARCADE, 335 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000
GADENS LAWYERS, 25/600 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 300
HENRY BUCKS, 320 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000
INTERCONTINENTAL MELBOURNE THE RIALTO, 495 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000
LAW INSTITUTE OF VICTORIA, 470 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000
LE PETIT GAUTEAU, 458 Little Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000
LUDOS, 118 Queen St Melbourne VIC 3000
MICROHIRE, 9/331 Ingles St Port Melbourne VIC 3207
MITCHAM CENTRAL FLOWERS, 539A Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, 3132
MYER FLOWER BOUTIQUE
PACIFIC MAGAZINES/CHANNEL 7, Level 5, 160 Harbour Esplanade Docklands VIC 3008
MR FRESH, 13 Central Blvd Port Melbourne VIC 3207
PERFECT EVENTS, 496 Lygon St Brunswick East VIC 3057
QUEEN ST FLOWER CO, 3/113 Queen St Melbourne VIC 3000
SCENT OF A FLOWER,135-137 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy, 3065
SCENT OF A FLOWER,63 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy Victoria 3065
TERRACE GARDENS, 338 Queens Parade Clifton Hill VIC 3068
WESTPAC, CBD Branches