Mailing Address:  

The Secretary, SFDAV Inc, 

P O Box 495,    Mt. Waverley,

Victoria, 3149, Australia

Meetings & Workshops Address 

H.V. Jones Park Community Hall,

Cnr Kingston St & Ashton Rd,

Ferntree Gully, Victoria, 3156, Australia

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Memory Boxes


Leanne Shaw is stepping down from organizing the Memory Box painting sessions in 2020 and we would like to thank her for all of her good work to date. The committee will keep these sessions going, as we have found a new outlet for the boxes which is very exciting:  the boxes are now being utilised in aged care facilities to help their dementia residents and their families.  

Leanne Shaw

2020 DATES

Memory Box painting dates are:

  • February 23rd

  • April 26th

  • June 28th

  • October 25th



Painting for the Memory Box sessions is from 10 am -12 noon on the mornings of each general meeting. Background techniques are taught and you can choose from various designs for use on the boxes. All boxes and paints are supplied. As some background techniques take time to dry, it is advisable to bring pre-base-coated boxes in pastel colours for use on the day. Blank boxes can be taken at each meeting.  

Memory boxes generally are  given to grieving parents who have lost their babies and we also have a new initiative where we are giving boxes to aged care facilities for nursing home residents to place their activities' photos & other memorabilia, which can then be used as a talking point when friends and family visit, and can be kept by the family when their loved one passes away.

Kathy's Memory Box free patterns

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