Grant Recipient Update – Bower Reuse and Repair Centre

100 Women’s Executive Officer Karen Brittain, was delighted to catch up recently with the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre General Manager Michelle Sheather.

Bower have previously received two grants from 100 Women members to fund their “House to Home” project for women and their children that are homeless, refugees and victims of FDV.

Since 2006, they have supported around 1000 women and their families with this project based out of Sydney.

Bower offer a holistic service (being the first Repair Cafe in Australia) with workshops, upcycling, repairs, community sheds, art, consignments, Tiny House builds, DIY courses, functions and the House to Home project. They also service more than 20 councils around Sydney.

Michelle Sheather today, is leading Bower towards sustainable growth and also works for the Australian Greens but her past is quite incredible. She was the Campaigns Director for Greenpeace (the first female Director for the organisation) and also worked in senior positions with Amnesty International and on several global UN conferences.

For more information on our grants to Bower – view them here.

October 2023.

Image Right: Karen Brittain, Helen Axton (100 Women Member) and Michelle Sheather.

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