For just over $17, you can help get one of these food hampers to a young person experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Each pack contains cereal, milk, pasta, pasta sauce, biscuits, baked beans, noodles, spreads, tuna, chips instant meals, and more. We spend wisely and hunt for bargains, making a few trips to different stores to get as much as we can for as little as wr can. We priced each pack at $17.78 once we put them all together. This less than HALF of what we have been able to purchase thanks to your generosity. We still have […]
Lockdown is hard on everyone but we have some particularly vulnerable youth aged between 13 ans 18 we are supporting. We need to make up 50 food and essential bags for youth at Richmond flats and Fitzroy. Each bag will contain essential food items such as milk, bread, pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, cereal, noodles, baked beans and soup. We will also be providing Period Packs where needed and toiletries packs to each person containing body wash, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant. Because of lockdown rules we unfortunately cannot accept donations of items in person. We need to ask […]
Thank you so much so very much to StreetSmart Australia for our $5000 grant to help alleviate the stress ans impact of Covid and homelessness for families in Melbourne. This money will be user to fund Period Packs and our much needed Winter Warmwr packs to support Melbourne people through winter. Thank you so much to everyone who supports StreetSmart. These funds are so incredibly important.
Tomorrow we have two separate families to visit. Two Mama’s and their kids who have all recently fled domestic violence households and who have had to leave everything behind. We’re delivering sanitary items, clothing, toiletries (one family has severe allergies), shoes, school bags and school items, plus warm clothing and jackets, blankets, household goods and entire kitchen and linen set for one household. We’re also delivering three bikes so the kids can make the long trek to school. We can’t do this without your help and without our incredible volunteers. A huge thank you as well to the people from […]
Beanies! And gloves and scarves and gorgeous warm hand warmers. Thank you so much to everyone who has knitted for us this year. We sincerely appreciate your time, love and support. Thanks to your generosity, based on what we have in stock and what we still have promised, we now have plenty of warm winter woolies to help our friends on the street stay warm this year. These winter woolies will be heading out over the next coming days and weeks in our Winter Warmer packs. Thank you so much to everyone who sent in items. We appreciate your support […]
Underwear is a basic human right. It is the most used and replaced item of privilege that sits in our wardrobe. You probably didn’t realise that having underwear was a privilege until you read this… But it is. And considering we have to wear it, why not support companies who look after people when we buy it? Underwear for Humanity makes underwear from recycled materials which helps save the planet. They also donate a portion of their sales to us with each purchase. Do you know what that donation per purchase does? It employs women. Women experiencing homelessness, women released […]
You’re never too young to volunteer! Gorgeous little Cristian came along with his Mum, Teresa today to drop off this incredible collection of toiletries and sanitary items for those in need. Teresa had been collecting items for months and rallied friends, family and work colleagues to pitch in and get these incredible items for us. Thank you so much Teresa and to everyone who donated. And thanks to Cristian for being such a cute little helper! *Photo shared with parents permission.
What a day! Our very first day of packing orders saw around 600+ recycled environmentally friendly under garments sent off to their new homes! We learned the ropes together and after a bit of a cautious start we soon had these orders flying out the door. We are so proud of our incredible partnership and our inspiring team. The air was electric and we were so proud when we got to the end of the order batch. This is a game changer. This is like nothing we have ever done before. Imagine buying a pair of undies or a gorgeous […]
Would you buy underwear made from recycled materials that not only protect the planet but support and create safe employment opportunities for people in need? Well now you can. We are incredibly excited to announce our newest venture supporting women experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and those recently released from prison. Underwear for Humanity We have been working behind the scenes for two years with the incredible team from Underwear for Humanity, who not only make great undies, they create jobs and futures, not empires and profits. “We are part of the vision of the next economy. In the future there will […]
We want to give a huge shout out to the incredible people at Padre Coffee who supported our participants at The Plate Up Project. Padre Coffee are specialty coffee roasters, firmly focused on ethical and sustainable growth. They are committed to building a workplace culture that supports personal development, collaboration and teamwork, which makes them ideal to lead the barista section of our six-week course. Huge thanks to Bessie, Clara and the crew at Padre. Good coffee doing good! Thank you so much for your support.
We think it’s time for a feel-good post, meet Jessie and Ruby😍Jessie won our Orpheus Island Holiday Raffle and she tells us:“It’s still sinking in! But super excited to have won the raffle prize – it’s definitely keeping my spirits up with the recent lockdown announced in Melbourne. Thanks to everyone who organised, donated prizes, and supported this raffle, I feel very lucky to be the winner.”Thanks Jessie we hope you have an amazing time!
And here we have our lucky winner Mark who won the Far North Sports Fishing / Nomad Fishing Trip Of A Lifetime!Mark is taking his partner Deb though we noticed a lot of requests on social media for the second spot, Deb was the lucky number 2!Quote ” We still can’t believe we’ve won this fantastic fishing adventure thru your charity but it’s something to look forward to. It’s good to be supporting a charity, thank you so much”Thanks Mark and Deb, congratulations and have a wonderful time, we are looking forward to all those fish pics! 🐟🐟😍