As part of our commitment to paying back to our global community Proper Pilates organises an in house charity drive every quarter. Each event consists of a workshop aimed at deepening our clients knowledge of the Pilates system, and donations are collected from participants for entry. Further to this, we are committed to continual monthly sponsorship of the World Animal Protection organisation.
As well as selecting organisations ourselves, we look for suggestions from clients for charitable causes, with a directive of reaching organisations that address welfare needs locally and internationally, and/or work with respect to animals, women's and LGBTIQA+ issues. All organisations must be secular.
We will also take donations from anyone wishing to contribute. If you would like to make a donation please contact the studio directly. Alternatively, go directly to the associated website of the charity listed below that you'd like to support, and follow their directions for making a donation.
Sunday 24 November at 2:30pm
‘What the hell is 2-Way Stretch?!’
Digging into the movement concept that drives the best Pilates practice
Our final Giving Back event for 2019 will raise funds for our local community group- Way Out Victoria, providing support services, and promoting rights for young LGBTIQ+ persons in rural Victoria. In 2019, we aim to beat our 2017 event which raised $900 for this amazing group.
Past fundraising achievements:
August 2019 $350 for The LightHouse Foundation, assisting in prevention of, and provision of support for, homelessness in Australia
May 2019 $600 for Parkinson’s Victoria, raising awareness and funds for research, to improve quality of life for over 27 thousand Victorian sufferers
February 2019 $500 for Switchboard Victoria, providing peer-driven support services for the (LGBTIQA+) community
April 2018 $420 for Loki's Lodge, a local animal sanctuary providing education services, as well as relief and re-homing for animals in need
November 2017 $250 for Birth For Humankind, promotion of better health outcomes for pregnant women in need
October 2017 $900 for Way Out Victoria, suicide prevention program for local GLBTIQ teens
September 2017 $300 for the International Rescue Committee, relief and support for people displaced by disaster and warfare