Serving the Valley Apron Emergency

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Hi my name is Jane Darling Sloyan and I’m running an awesome training program in the Latrobe Valley.  The reason I think it’s awesome - because I’m watching people flourish and helping them to get jobs!  My mission for this campaign is to have trendy aprons with our logo on them for our hospo pros (hospitality trainees).


Why do we need Aprons?:  

Our trainees have limited income and although we ask them to wear black, the colour of uniforms for hospitality staff; we’d like to have aprons for them to wear, especially for our community lunch.  Wearing aprons, means they will feel like they’re part of a team and look professional.  Creating a feeling of belonging, boosting their confidence.  When you look the part, you work smarter and perform better.  



About us

Serving the Valley has a four day program that is being delivered each month in the Latrobe Valley.  It’s held at at The VRI in Traralgon, and is a project of the Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House.   A  training package was developed after having conversations with with over 50 of the 120 food business owners.  The business owners confirmed that they would like local training, they also told us what they wanted in their staff and the course we have developed encompasses the skills employers have communicated are important. 


The Latrobe Valley is experiencing high unemployment and low education retention.  There are a lack of unskilled employment opportunities.  Hospitality was identified as one of the areas that could be suitable for local unemployed people.  The participants have been unemployed (some with low education levels, low income and social disadvantage)  and they’re seeking work in the hospitality industry.  Our participants are from lots of walks of life… school leavers, people of all ages who are on the dole and looking for work, mums wanting to re-enter the workforce, new migrants, aboriginal people, the list goes on...


Part of the program is work placement and the good news is that around a third of them have been getting work…. Casual shifts in our local cafes and restaurants after doing their work placement.




How The Funds Will Be Used

The funds will be used to buy aprons, with our Serving the Valley logo and The VRI logo like what's shown in the picture above.  If we reach or exceed our target, we will purchase more aprons for The VRI, to create a sense of belonging, professionalism and pride for even more local Hospo Pros!


The Target of $460 will buy is 10 branded (embroidery) aprons.

The Challenges

We just need to hit our target for at least one apron to make this worth while for our Hospo Pros The more the merrier!

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AU$1 +Follow our ProgressFor a donation of as little as $1 you can receive our gratitude as well as updates on the project.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is September 2017
AU$10 +Digital Problem SolvedCome to the VRI Hall and have a digital problem solved on Fridays between 10 am and 3 pm. The LV Digital Shed operates from The VRI in Traralgon. Volunteers with technology knowledge and experience assists people with mobile phones, laptops and tablets.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$10 +Community Lunch - Solo DinerAs you dine, you enrich the skills and knowledge of our students. You will be a part of the learning experience!
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$15 +Thursday Morning YogiIf you've never tried yoga before this is your opportunity… Health and well-being are the focus of day 4, which is the final day of our hospitality program. Come and join us for a 9.30 am yoga session with Pollyannar Love - our yoga instructor + alt_ART guru + Big Picture Photographer.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$20 +Community Lunch - Bring a friendParticipate in our Community Lunch with a friend. As you dine, you enrich the skills and knowledge of our students. You two will be a part of the learning experience!
5 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$50 +Community Lunch - Table for 4Participate in our Community Lunch with a group of friends. As you dine, you enrich the skills and knowledge of our students. Your group will be a part of the learning experience!
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017