This man was so unwell from hypothermia we had to call him an ambulance. We hate having to share these photos but this is the reality of the work we do. This is the life of the people we help. Discarded, broken and forgotten. People freezing and cast aside. People calling the streets home where the pavement is their bed. This man had to choose whether to put his jumper on to try and and stay warm or use it as a pillow so his face wasn’t pressed against the cold concrete all night. No one should ever have to […]
A huge shout out and thank you to Costco for sending us this huge pallet of brand new shoes to support people experiencing homelessness. New warm comfortable shoes are very hard to come by when you don’t have enough money even for food and shelter. We are so grateful to be able to give these incredible gifts to our friends on the streets and those doing it tough. As alwyas we would like to thank our charity sponsor StarTrack for delivering these shoes to our warehouse. We are so grateful for your support.
We’re down at Renegate Footy today cooking up a storm to raise money for more of our Winter Warmer packs for people sleeping rough in our streets. These packs cost us $25 each and the easiest way to help us get them out there is to buy a ticket in our raffle for an gorgeous all inclusive luxury holiday for two to Orpheus Island. One ticket sale equals one Winter Warmer bag for people sleeping rough. Each bag contains brand new tracksuit pants, jumper, a hoodie, beanie, scarf, gloves, underwear, shoes and a life saving sleeping bag. All brand new […]
How absolutely incredible is this! Meet Stephen, the winner of our major prize in our raffle, a gorgeous Mustang Fastback. Phoning Stephen to tell him he had won this beautiful car was one of the highlights of my life. What a fantastic moment. Congratulations Stephen! Enjoy your brand new Mustang! It only took one ticket to win it. Keep en eye out for our next TWO raffles! We have two incredible luxury holidays up for grabs! Thank you so much to our incredible sponsors Raise For Good, for their amazing support in helping to make this possible!
Our CEO, Donna spoke with Karishma Luthria about period poverty and how the lack of government support is creating further barriers to accessing adequate sanitary items. We also hear from Erin, one of the many women forced to endure the humiliation of managing her period while sleeping rough. Click this link to hear the entire story https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2021/apr/21/what-would-it-take-to-end-period-poverty-in-australia
We are thrilled to announce that Melbourne City council tonight voted unanimously in favour of trialing free pads and tampons in council buildings. Our CEO, Donna addressed council tonight to speak of the importance of the availability of adequate menstrual hygiene care for all people in need. Thank you so much to Councillor Jamal Hakim for presenting this issue to council. What a fantastic step toward eradicating period poverty.
How incredible is this! Jude heard about our charity after listening to a Too Peas In A Podcast episode that featured our CEO Donna and decided to buy some tickets in our raffle. Jude won one of our 10 runner up vouchers of a $500 Coles Myer Group vouchers in the Food Mustang raffle. Congratulations Jude! We hope you enjoy spending your prize and we thank you so much for your support 🥰
We sent a van load of toiletries, underwear, sleeping bags and sanitary items off to CoHealth Innerspace in Collingwood yesterday. 20 sleeping bags, 40 toiletries packs, 60 bottles of shampoo and conditioner and a six dozen pairs of new underwear will all be heading out to people experiencing homelessness and hardship around Melboune. A huge thank you to everyone who donates to us and to our fantastic volunteers for putting app of these packs together. We couldn’t do it without you.
We wish we had more photos to show but we’re once again thrilled to support Launch Housings Pathways Project to provide sleeping bags and camping gear for 40 kids experiencing homelessness and disadvantage to attend camp. The kids all head off today and we’re thrilled to be able to help out with swimming gear, towels, sleeping bags, toiletries and other items. We hope the kids all have a fantastic time at camp!
Thank you to everyone who has supported our charity and thank you Raise For Good for making it all possible. To watch the draw click this link to view the video on Facebook. Thank you to everyone that supported this amazing raffle for our charity, below you will find the initials of the lucky winners and their ticket numbers, thank you once again, we have something extra special coming up for our next raffle so stay tuned, thank you once again you all made an incredible difference to someone’s life and for that, you are all winners 😍😍😍 First Prize […]
Shopping has started for our annual pledge to send 40 kids living in crisis and in foster care off to camp. We get a few strange looks when we head to the checkout with 40 towels and 40 pairs of swimsuits but, we do what we gotta do! We still have heaps of things left to buy so if you’d like to help us give these gorgeous kids a fantastic break away at camp please consider clicking the link below and buying a ticket to win a gorgeous Mustang Fastback. Tickets are $10 each and the full $10 comes to […]
Assisting victims of violence and people experiencing homelessness is something our charity, National Homeless Collective has become well known for, but what is not widely known is the lack of support for families of victims who are themselves suffering. In May 2019 25 year old woman Courtney Herron was murdered in a cold Melbourne park after she befriended a stranger and bought him dinner. Courtney’s murder has left her family broken and struggling to find support for their grief and trauma. Our system does not help the families of victims. It leaves them grief stricken, alone and scrambling to find […]