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Press Release - Launching MYR Kids

09 Dec 13

MYR Kids - Helping Local Business Grow

Local business owners, in the Maroondah & Yarra Ranges, and parents alike are now able to find each other and fill their days with the help of MYR Kids, a fabulous new website and online directory bringing families and the local community together. 

When the kids are bored and you’re frustrated, engaging in and knowing what’s on offer in your own area can be difficult.

Living in Croydon, as a new mum to a baby girl, a step-mum to four teenage boys, a Girl Guide Leader, and a former successful corporate business analyst, Dawn has established an online register of things to do for families in and around the Maroondah and Yarra Ranges locales.

“Being a community-minded person, I wanted to give something worthwhile to benefit everyone.  There are opportunities for small business, Council-sponsored events, markets, community centres, schools, kinders, child-centred shops and entrepreneurs to get on board and spruik what’s happening AND connect with parents of youngsters.  Moving from a corporate background to being a stay-at-home mum, MYR Kids has given me the satisfaction of spreading the word to get everyone involved in life and living in the Maroondah and Yarra Ranges.  There is so much on offer and if I can continue to help make our community stronger and more vibrant as a result then I feel I’ve achieved something entirely special,” says Dawn Anglicas, founder and Director of Maroondah & Yarra Ranges Kids, who began the company via Facebook in February, 2013, targeting families with children aged 0-15.  With thousands of family followers already on board, Dawn has expanded on her twenty years of experience in the corporate world (helping businesses understand and implement better ways to run their operations and grow their profits), by now launching to help parents find better ways to entertain their children AND keep themselves sane at the same time.

Pooling a range of activities that are happening in the local area, and allowing businesses to advertise their existence, has drawn extraordinary praise and support from parents everywhere.


Written by Julie Cuthbert, Nov. 2013.