Bindle is thrilled to announce Melbourne Indigenous Transition School as the charity partner for the next business quarter, in line with the celebration of NAIDOC Week in July.
Just a hop, skip and jump from the Bindle warehouse, Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) sits upon Richmond Hill and is a school for Indigenous students from remote and regional communities. This is a dedicated school for Year 7 students who then transition into scholarships at a range of Melbourne Partner Schools from Year 8 onwards.
Although only five years old, the work of MITS has shown to dramatically improve the educational and wellbeing outcomes of its students. MITS comprises of a year 7 Boarding House and classrooms at Richmond Football Club’s Korin Gamadji Institute as well as alumni boarding houses for girls attending partner schools. With 22 Year 7 students and 60 alumni students from both Top End and Victorian communities, all MITS boarding houses are at full capacity.
In 2022 MITS will open a new 40-bed boarding house for alumni boys and is currently fundraising to cover the costs of running this new facility, which is also in the heart of Richmond.
With an average of 68 applications per year for the 22 positions available at the Year 7 school, Bindle is proud to support this organisation in making real change - developing the Indigenous leaders of tomorrow and establishing relationships between Melbourne’s Partner Schools and Indigenous Communities, leading to cultural exchange, understanding and better support of students.
For July, August and September 5% of all online sales will be donated to MITS.