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Friends of NESAY


Young people in our community are experiencing homelessness, family breakdown and disadvantage. 

We need to come together to create sustainable change that not only addresses systemic disadvantage, but shows our young people that we care. We stand with them. We have their back. 

The Friends of NESAY program provides the opportunity for your business to show its support.

Is your business ready to take the pledge? 

"We will raise awareness of homelessness and advocate for all young people in our community."

Being a Friend of NESAY means that your business has signed the pledge of commitment. You also agree to have a “No Swag Jar” at your business to help raise funds for prevention of youth homelessness. 

  • Being a friend of NESAY enables your business to show the community that you support young people.
  • Your business will form a part of the ‘Friends of NESAY’ honour board so our community is aware of your support. 
  • Invitations to attend bi-monthly social events.
  • Invitation to the NESAY annual gala ball.
  • Kept abreast of the work NESAY does through a quarterly newsletter.
  • NESAY will promote your business as being a Friend of NESAY.
  • Donations over $2 to NESAY are tax deductible.
  • Funds raised through the ‘No Swag Jar’ will be used towards programs that prevent youth homelessness
  • Friends of NESAY will be provided with information to raise awareness and support young people in our community .
  • Working together in a formal and supported way to create change. 
  • Our Vision – Strengthening generations to create sustainable change in our communities 
  • Our Mission – Supporting young people and their families to achieve their goals and aspirations
  • Our Values – Inclusion, Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Accountability
  • We expect that our friends’ will have the same values that we do. We hope that young people in our community would identify our friends’ business as a safe place for them to visit. A business that sees them as equal and will provide them with opportunities where possible. 
  • Your team will acknowledge what it means to be a ‘Friend of NESAY’. Your team will embrace and practice the pledge you have made “we will raise awareness of homelessness and advocate for all young people in our community.” 
  • Our friends’ will have the knowledge to talk to visitors to their business about the meaning behind the ‘No Swag Jar’ and have basic knowledge to direct young people to the right service in times of need. 

If you would like to become a Friend of NESAY or simply would like to know more, you can contact us through the contact button below or give us a call on (03) 5720 2201. Alternatively, if you are ready to make the pledge please fill out the below application form and email it through to:

Stay up to date - Friends of NESAY 2024 Newsletters

Event Resources - Fact sheets & useful contacts

Youth Homelessness

What does it look like & what to do if someone presents?

Fostering Independence

Supporting young people to grow & thrive as young adults

No Swag Jar

Together we can create real change. Let’s be the community that proudly cares and does not accept that any young person should be without a safe home. 

Click here for more information on the ‘No Swag Jar‘.

Friends of NESAY

A1 Tyrepower

Advance Motel

Appin Street Bakery


Borinya Wangaratta

Business Wangaratta

Cafe the PreVue

Cleal Constructions

Clean and Shiny Car Wash

Confluence Group

Councillor Ashlee Fitzpatrick

Councillor David Fuller

Curtis Adams Pharmacy

Edgars Books & News

Edge FM/3NE

Garry Nash Real Estate

Goodisons Dental

Insite Real Estate

Jacques Driving School

Lisa Bishop Studio and Art Store

Madem Espresso

Milawa Pharmacy

Morris Bros Real Estate

North East Media

North East Real Estate

O’Brien Real Estate | Joyce

Personnel Group

Ramsay Pharmacies – Ovens & Murphy Streets

Robinson’s Truck and Coach Maintenance

Rural City of Wangaratta

The Bakers Wife

The Hair Room Wangaratta

The Lunchbox

Thyme for Coffee

Wangaratta Caravan Park

Wangaratta & Indigo Computers

Wangaratta Mazda

Wangaratta Painting Services


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