To help our community feel connected during a time when many may feel isolated, we’ve partnered with a group of local retirement villages, kindergartens, aged care and childcare centres to bring you a localised Pen Pal Program.
This exciting initiative allows you to safely meet and write regularly to your very own Pen Pal friend, discussing your personal hobbies, interests, local history and more!
Register your details below to receive your FREE Eastland Pen Pal Pack in the mail, or collect through our Order & Collect drive-through service and receive an extra tasty treat for yourself!
How does it work?
1. Register your details via the Register Now button below to opt in to the Pen Pal Program.
2. Receive your Eastland Pen Pal Pack either in the mail, via our Order & Collect collection zone, or our Guest Services Desk located on Level B1.
Please note there may be a delay with packs sent via mail, due to current delays with Australia Post resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic.
3. Select from the Community List which local organisation you would like to create a Pen Pal friendship with.
Once you have selected from the participating list, write to them requesting your Pen Pal allocation and some general details about yourself!
Please ensure to write “Pen Pal” on the envelope so the team know what the letter is regarding.
Hint! You may want to include your age, interests and why you decided to join the Pen Pal club!
4. Post your letter to your chosen community organisation using the postal address listed below.
5. Wait to hear back from your new Pen Pal and enjoy your new friendship together.
Community List - Who can I write to?
Participating Senior Retirement Villages and Care Facilities:
Aveo Cherry Tree Grove
67-81 Maroondah Highway
Croydon VIC 3136
77-115 Mount Dandenong Road
Croydon VIC 3136
Blue Willows Aged Care
74 Warrandyte Road
Participating Child Care Centres and Kindergartens:
Dorset Early Learning & Kindergarten
214-216 Dorset Rd
Croydon, Vic, 3136
Kids on Mullum Child Care Centre
13-15 Mullum Mullum Road
Ringwood VIC 3134
Bright Horizons Australia Childcare Croydon North
156-158 Yarra Road
Croydon North VIC 3136
North Ringwood Community Children’s Centre
125A Warrandyte Road
North Ringwood 3134