3846 pink-laced BFF’s, 254 very generous donors, 17 hard-working teams, $206,522 raised in 24 hours and ultimately, 413 women and girls empowered!

The Best Foot Forward (BFF) campaign launched on Mother’s Day and despite the challenges thrown at us by COVID, it was extremely successful on many levels. More people are aware of the issues women and girls face around the world and ultimately, more people and communities will be given the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education.

BFF had schools, businesses and individual ambassadors donning a pair of pink shoelaces, making a donation on our giving day on Friday 6 November and helping us spread the Best Foot Forward message, with every single person has truly made a difference.

A list of schools, businesses and supporter groups that we would love to thank include: Ascot Group, BDO, CBHS Lewisham, eCove, Edmund Rice College (Wollongong), Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA), EREA Flexible Learning Centres, Flight Centre Travel Academy, Glen Iris Gladiators, Gone Fishing immersion participants, Ignatius Park College, Indooroopilly Montessori Children’s House, Kalon Athleisure, PlayBook, St Brendan’s College, St Dominic’s College, St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace, St Joseph’s Nudgee College, St Laurence’s College, St Margaret’s, St Patrick’s College (Shorncliffe), St Virgil’s College, Vaxa Group, Waverley College and Waterpoint Building Management. Without their support, the success of the campaign would not have been possible.

As funds begin to be dispersed throughout our partner programs, we will keep you up to date with the stories and successes from those women and girls who will be empowered. We hope you are inspired as we will be.

We are getting in early for 2021 and have set the Best Foot Forward date as Friday 12 November. Please save this in your calendar and we’ll be sure to share with you some more information as we get into the new year.

To access our stories of the girls and women we are walking with, educational resources, a list of ambassadors and ways to support, please visit www.bestfootforward.org.au.


Hear from CEO Bren Arkinstall about our Day of Giving;

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform the ERFA family of the passing of Br. Vincent Mallya over the weekend.
Nov 2020