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The Dame - Social Enterprise

Foundation Murrindindi is excited to announce that we have partnered with local not-for-profit organisation Menzies Support Service to create a new pop up social enterprise initiative in Alexandra.

The Dame is a community integrated and connected pop-up vintage, retro, new and recycled boutique stocking clothing items, bespoke upcycled, recycled and new homewares and gifts. It caters to children, teens, adults and everything in between.

Operated by Menzies to support NDIS participants and return to work placement participants, The Dame provides them with meaningful and engaging connection with the community whilst gaining life skills within a safe and supportive retail environment. Menzies has partnered with Foundation Murrindindi as a suitable value aligning not-for-profit community service, bolstering Menzies delivery of responsive and effective support programs. The Dame has a philosophy of promoting inclusiveness and support for persons with disabilities and those who require a safe environment to regain self-confidence, self-esteem and create positive relationships within the community.

The Dame boutique will be opening in June 2024 and be located at 88a Grant Street, Alexandra.

A portion of the money generated from the sale of items from The Dame will also help to support the Foundation’s Murrindindi Community Food Share program. 

We are excited to have two social impact and community driven initiatives operating out of the same space in Alexandra.