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Marion Mays

Founder at Thalia Stanley Group
Location: Melbourne

Why are women the fastest growing demographic experiencing Homelessness?

It's a question that often keeps me awake at night. It's also a notion I refuse to accept!

As the founder and CEO of a wealth mentor group in Melbourne, I am passionate about helping women improve their financial situation and knowledge.

My personal wake-up call occurred when my then nine-year-old son and I encountered a homeless woman in Yarraville shopping village. My son asked me whether the lady would be safe outside all night, how she would stay warm and where she would go to the toilet.  It was 8 degrees that night, and when we arrived to our warm, safe home, my son asked again about the woman sleeping up against the shop wall.

Our children shouldn’t have to be the ones to ask these questions. This made me re-evaluate how I can make even a small difference in the lives of homeless Australians such as this lady.

Statistics reveal that the number of homeless Australian women over 50 has almost doubled since 2013, so I really want to shine a light on the factors influencing this.

This generation of women are the ones who have spent their lives caring for others and are now facing homelessness and poverty as a result of a lifetime of financial dependence. So, I’ll be sleeping out again this year to support all homeless Australians, and the women who have dedicated so much of their lives to others and are now left with nothing for themselves. Join me in contributing to this worthwhile cause.

So far this year I helped provide

45

Individual support programs

120

Beds

482

Meals

Funds raised over the years

Latest Donations

Mark Casey

$837
Marion Mays

$778
Terry Ryder

$515
Sisterhood Womens Travel

Such a great cause Marion and I applaud your tireless efforts. The 'sister's' are with you all the way!

$510
Antonis Ioannou

Thank you Marion for getting behind such an important cause and making a difference to those less fortunate.

$510
Dennis Kafkis

Keep it up Marion fantastic Help to all that need it, your a great inspiration.

$510
Mosaic Property Group

$510
Mario Logiudice

Good luck Marion .its a great initiative.

$510
Tim & The Team From Infinite Wealth

You know the passion for this cause that myself and my organisation has. Show the boys how its done! Congratulations and stay warm.

$510
Jon And Claire Kidd

Such a worthy cause. A token from our little family xx

$260
Reventon

$260
Somerset Mays

I’m gonna help you raise money mum xxx love Somerset

$255
Patrick Wheelahan

$213
Colin Day

$213
Nick Kirtley

Thanks for sleeping rough for a great cause!

$213
Rosie Batty

Well done Marion!!

$213
Daniel Caspar

$213
Nick Abbott

$208
Leyden Burdett

$208
Daughters Of Penelope - Ariadne 435

Well done Marion. Congratulations on supporting this worthy cause. From your friends at the Daughters of Penelope

$208
Pauline Mays

$208
Victoria Real Estate Agency

Well done Marion, remember the warm sleeping bag...

$200
Jack Delosa

A great cause to support. The Entourage Team and I are happy to sponsor you Marion!

$200
Yola Barbounis

Well done Marion! You’re awesome! What a wonderful cause. From family Barbounis. Xo

$161
Reading Bees

$156
Sangeeta Alex

Great work Mars ver worthy cause

$150
Victor Gm Wani

All the best Marion! Your doing very good. God bless.

$113
Andy Caddy

$109
George Sinis

Wonderful work congratulations!

$109
Anonymous
$109
Stephanie Kelly

Great work Marion!

$109
Terence Petersen

$109
Maggie Rutherford

$109
Darren Mort

You are a legend Darren :)

$109
Fay Kazoglou

Awesome work Marion good luck x

$109
Vivienne & George Kardis

$109
Rouba Ferris

$109
Barbara Rolfe

$109
Brsnda Mcdougall

$109
Matt Unsworth

Happy to support you and such a great cause Marion

$105
Brigid Van Wanrooy

Good luck Marion! Stay warm.

$105
Andrew Curtis

$105
Tracey To

Well done Marion and Summer ! Keep it up! Xx

$104
Mavis To

You are Awesome,Marion! Stay warm!

$104
Andrew Weiss

$104
Jeannette Rollfink

Thanks for reaching out Marion, keep up the great work!

$104
Sarah Gentle

$104
Vince Paterno

Great effort Marion

$104
Alexia Tzovlas

Keep shining. Such a worthy cause.

$104
Miriam Holme

Well done Marion with your fundraising. Fantastic cause!!

$104
Kendal Clifton-short

Awesome job Marion

$100
Lisa Chapman

Fantastic effort Marion!

$100
Samantha Wang

$100
Jamie & Leonie

$100
Anonymous
$80
Jasmin Dhillon

Dear Marion, keep inspiring and making a difference. You are a star! xo

$80
Anonymous
$78
Eliza

As a single woman in my 50's, I feel very strongly about the number of homeless middle women living on the street. Well done to you Marion.

$77
Rebecca Ferguson

$57
Shan Leng

What a terrific cause!

$57
Gavin Jarvis

$57
Chrissy Worthy

$57
Polly Mcgee

Awesome woman! Happy mothers day to you and thank you for everything you do to push for the rights of women, mothers, children and their happiness.

$57
J T

$57
Jillian Stewart

$57
Lorena D’amico

Such a great cause. Awesome work!

$57
Roger Jacob

Good on you Marion. God bless

$57
Tom Evans

$57
Jordan Hallam

Love your dedication to this cause Marion I hope you achieve your goal for donations!!

$57
Aria Landy

Good job - From Aria (Somersets class)

$57
Dina Garis

$57
Glynn Tomlinson

$57
Kate Parker

$57
Elissa

Inspiring leadership for a very important cause!

$57
Tricia Peters

A great cause. An in-depth article on the hidden homelessness for older women in Women’s Agends

$57
Anonymous
$57
Kate Wilkinson

A great cause Marion, very glad to contribute

$57
Silvana Baccio

Go Marion xxx

$57
Maria Maikousis (zonta Melb West)

Well done Marion - a great cause!

$57
Georgina Lyons

Amazing cause!

$55
Anonymous
$55
Jon Ellis

$55
Nigel Alex

Good luck Mars from Linda and Nige

$52
Charkes Rankin

$52
Sarah Tynan

I love your passion for helping people and supporting the homeless! Sending you heaps of positive vibes!

$52
Danielle Bryant

$52
Leon Fairfield

Good luck Marion, worthy cause we are happy to support.

$52
Anonymous
$52
Faye Juetz Zonta Melbourne's West

You are a star!

$50
Elizabeth Zonta Club Of Mw

Great Cause Marion

$49
Alison Peisley (zonta Melbournes West)

You are an inspiration Marion

$40
Kelsey

$38
Anonymous
$36
Anonymous
$34
Jade Bentley

$31
Rachell Davey

$31
Eagle Dream Lodge

Great cause Marion

$31
Melissa Rymer

Sending love ❤️❤️❤️

$31
Sarah Axon

Keep up your good work Marion.

$30
Felicity Morgan And Family

Such a great thing you are doing x

$30
Victoria Pope

great work!

$29
Dilpreet Buxi

Sorry, it's not much, but every little bit helps. Great effort.

$26
Anonymous
$26
Debbie Schmidt - Zonta Melbourne's West

$26
Cohen Sands

$26
Fiona Maybery

Great work Marion!

$21
Anonymous
$21
Donna And Caleb

Enjoy the sleep out! Love your work. Love Donna and Caleb xx

$21
Georgette

Amazing effort in making a big difference Marion, well done!

$21
Rilyn And Lauren Mosbey

Well done Marion!

$21
Danielle Jenkins

$21
Karen Russell

happy to help, sorry its not a greater amount, all I have at the moment

$21
Harix Pellegrino

Children learn mostly by actions rather words and you’re leading by example. Somerset is very lucky to have you as him mum. Good luck.

$20
Georgie Tennant

$20
Anonymous
$10
Stella Quinert

$5

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