Meet our lovely loyal VWT printers — The Print Department! They are a key partner on Breakthrough 2016 and we are beyond excited to be working alongside them.
The Print Department are a young, dynamic, flexible, experienced and hard-working team. They have a reputation of establishing lasting relationships with clients, including us here at the Victorian Women’s Trust. Focusing mostly on design, artwork, print production, mailing, the Print Department offers a range of products and services including print consultancy, design (graphic, forms, web) digital printing, offset printing, direct marketing, tender/presentations, mail house management, online solutions, promotional products, and oversize posters & signage.
We caught up with this fabulous team to chat about gender equality and Breakthrough 2016.
We’ve enjoyed a long and extremely productive working relationship with you and the team at the Print Department. What sustains your support for community initiatives?
PD: We strongly believe in assisting community initiatives and giving back where we can. Over the years we have donated tens of thousands of print work to worthwhile community initiatives.
We supported AV Jennings with ‘The Renee II’ in 2014. AV Jennings teamed up with cricket legend Steve Waugh’s charity again to build a second home known as ‘The Renee II’ at AVJ ennings’ award-winning Lyndarum development in Wollert. Upon completion the house was auctioned and the profits from the sale were directed to the Steve Waugh Foundation to further the Foundation’s work in assisting the service, identification, treatment and research of rare diseases in children and youths.
AV Jennings named the house after Foundation Ambassador Renee Eliades. Renee is a long term Foundation recipient and lives with a rare disease called Geleophysic Dysplasia which affects the development of bones in the body and those with it are thus generally small in stature. At the age of 21, Renee is often mistaken for a three year-old. Due to the condition, Renee requires oxygen 24 hours a day, which is where the Steve Waugh Foundation steps in by providing portable oxygen tanks.
We have also supported ‘A Night for Autism’ in June. And currently we support the local fundraising initiatives for Melbourne City Mission and The Big Issue.
The Print Department is a Key Partner of Breakthrough 2016. What about Breakthrough excites you?
PD: We’ve always admired the work Victorian Womens Trust undertakes to get the message out on gender equality, sadly a topic which we shouldn’t be facing in society today.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnering with the Victorian Women’s Trust on #breakthrough2016 project and are excited at the momentum this project has already received in its first year. We hope that our small contribution will help you make the change we are all striving for.
Gender equality is far from realised in Australia, but we are making progress. How do you think we will hasten the pace of change?
We believe #breakthrough2016 will help shape gender equality in Australia by bringing leading minds together to create mass awareness.
We are thrilled to have the Print Department on board! Join us in shaping the future of equality at Breakthrough 2016. Tickets on sale now!