We did it Melbourne! Thanks to your incredible donations and support we were able to provide 50 young people affected by lockdowns with these amazing food hampers! Thanks to the beautiful people at Market in a Box we also provided 22 giant fresh fruits and vegetable boxes (each box feeds a family for a week!) to the young people as well as some senior citizens affected by the lockdown. These hampers were delivered to the young recipients by Sandra and Toyin from Yarra Youth Services Richmond hub. A huge thank you to our incredible volunteers Dayle, Simon and Annette who […]
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 […]
Knitters and crafty crochet folk we need you! Each week we give out Winter Warmer bags with warm winter clothing including beanies, scarves and gloves/mittens. Unfortunately even though it has only just hit winter, we have already run out of stock for our next lot of bags. We desperately need more knitted items so if you’re a knitter or someone who can crochet we would love for you to help us replenish our stock. It’s cold, we’re in lockdown with many of us stuck at home so what better way to while away the time than knitting something warm for […]
Melbourne’s lockdown is continuing and this morning we gave away the very last of our Period Packs and our last toiletries pack. We are desperate to get more out there for the thousands of people affected by lockdown and subsequent job loss. Last year we raised over $50,000 to help those affected by the lockdown and every cent went to support those who were isolated or had suffered job losses. We are absolutely desperate to get more help out there but we need your support to do that. Please consider donating below or checking our pinned post to see how […]
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 […]
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.
Today we delivered 27 warm life saving sleeping bags to another charity that helps people sleeping rough. No one charity can do everything on its own. We do a lot and we’re proud of our work but we can’t meet all the needs of all the people all the time. This is why collaboration with other charities is important. A huge part of being your best as a charity is understanding not only what else needs to be done but also what else is currently being done, and working with those groups to ensure a better experience for those in […]