Your donation will change the life of a person facing barriers to employment because low unemployment figures don’t mean everyone who wants to work has a job.
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When a person is unemployed and facing barriers to securing a job, the impact on them and their family can lead to social isolation, relationship breakdown, depression, overwhelming personal debt and homelessness.
The people who come to Ready Set for help have diverse personal stories that make their job search complex and challenging, including domestic violence, homelessness, mental health, disability or they may have recently finished a custodial sentence. They are referred to us by welfare organisations, community groups and specialist employment agencies that are often helping the person with more wholistic support to change their circumstances.
During a personalised fitting session each person will receive appropriate clothing to attend job interviews and start work, that suits their personal living situation and living circumstances, coaching on how to succeed at job interviews and connection to industry contacts and other services to support them.
They walk out our doors with dignity, renewed confidence and self-belief, which is transformational and helps them find success on their journey to employment.
Ready Set is a Melbourne-based not-for-profit organisation and receives no ongoing government funding. Our small team and committed volunteers have supported nearly 10,000 individuals in need since opening our doors in 2011.
We raise funds through sales of clothing, along with donations from philanthropic, corporate, and individual supporters.
Unfortunately the need for our service is constant and growing, and the ongoing effect of COVID-19 has seen a dramatic change in areas including workplace and corporate donations and our capacity to hold fundraising events.
We urgently need donations to keep delivering our services. Make a tax-deductible donation now and help change a life today.