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!

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 […]

The Ceduna youth centre desperately needs shoes for about 80 school kids they support. These families struggle daily and the price of shoes for those living remotely is often more than they can afford. Unfortunately many families are on the Indue card system, which means they can’t buy second hand. We’d like to help them out by sending up some new shoes for the kids to wear to school. Can you help us? We need kids sizes 3 right up to size 14 for the big kids. We need school shoes, sandals, sneakers, anything! We would love to give the […]

A huge thank you once again to our incredible volunteer Super Simon for helping to deliver our precious cargo to the kids at drummond street services. These fully packed school bags will be delivered to 40 kids tomorrow who are all eager to head back to school. Thanks so much to the wonderful people at adrift for sponsoring these bags. We appreciate your support so very much. And again, a huge thank you to Simon for helping to make sure the bags were all delivered safely

What an incredible weekend our charity had! A huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers who worked at our op shop The Kala Space over the weekend and a big shout out to everyone who helped at our Charity BBQ on Saturday as well. We also spent the day shopping for 40 urgent school bags for kids experiencing homelessness and disadvantage and had yet another team of incredible volunteers come in to help us assemble them. Oh and it was awesome to have Sammy J stop by our BBQ for a snag and a chat! We can’t do this without […]

When mums and kids flee domestic violence they generally do so with just the clothes on their backs. When the amazing people at Launch Housing start working with these families they contact us at the National Homeless Collective so we can assist the kids via our School Project. We believe every child has the right to an education and also the right to experience those positive memories at school camps and swimming. The School Project’s aim is to provide any equipment required to help the kids continue with their education. We provide equipment like books, stationery, bags and lunch packs. […]

More bikes put together at our HQ this weekend. These aren’t Christmas presents. They’re vehicles so children living in shelters, hotels and overcrowded dwellings can get to school next year. These children have almost always come through a family violence experience and they’ve usually had to leave everything behind. Getting to school on time is important to making sure kids start their school day without any more stress than they’re already under. We’re proud to be able to at least do that for them. December and January are always our busiest months as we try and get as many families […]

Last week we were contacted by a Mum desperate for some help to get her boy ready for high school. With the fees, the uniforms, the book lists, she was going to be more than $1000 out of pocket. This just should not be happening. So close to Christmas, parents out of work or reduced hours because of Covid, single parents struggling on Newstart allowance, looking for jobs that simply aren’t available to them, and stressed young teens who are worried they’re a burden on their parents who are just trying to get them educated. If we don’t give children […]

Today we started our annual Christmas appeal to make sure children and families doing it tough can still enjoy Christmas this year. When we first started helping families at Christmas it was just a few gifts and vouchers to those experiencing homelessness. Now we collect and send gifts all over the country. There are still so many people and places forgotten and suffering at Christmas time. This year our first goal is to help 250 families, and our second goal is to help 250 more! We’re not a funded charity. We simply rely on the good hearts of the people […]

We are so excited to be able to once again supply the wonderful people at drummond street services with 40 play bags containing over 240 play items. Plus 1450 sanitary pads and 432 nappies to assist clients still in lockdown. Our awesome volunteer Super Simon was on hand yet again to load up his trusty wagon and get these items over to Imran, Basant and Ron from Drummond Street Services. Simon was telling us that some of these children haven’t been able to play outside since stage 4 lockdown due to playground being closed, and living in towers means no […]

Jenga, Snakes & Ladders, Sudoku, Crosswords, Lego, word finder, sketch books, colouring in, Jigsaws, teddies and so much more! Today our super volunteers made dozens and dozens of play bags for kids, teens and adults. These bags will be going to tower residence who have a family member with Covid and who can’t get outside to play and exercise. Three play and activity bags are essential in keeping kids occupied and keeping parents inspired and busy while they’re locked inside. We have family jigsaw puzzles, kids puzzles, kids toys and games, coloring books, books and games for teens and heaps […]

As Covid continues to keep us in lockdown, so many organisations still need our help and support. Today we got the old gang together and made up 30 play bags for kids living in towers who are prevented from playing outside due to covid. Each bag has some crayons, a colouring book, a toy, a new book, some stickers and some Play Doh. Kids living in towers have to be isolated because of Covid but they don’t have backyards to play in, and with playgrounds being closed it has made it extra hard for parents and care givers to keep […]