What a busy end to the week! Well, our week never really ends. We just keep going every day to wherever we’re needed. A few days ago we received a message from our friends at Launch Housing asking if we could assist with a bike for a Dad who just wanted to go out riding with his children. We had previously purchased bikes for the kids when homelessness struck and the Dad just wanted to be able to have an outing with them doing something they loved. Riding their bikes! We were more than happy to oblige and were so […]
The teens in our house have been kept busy during lockdown! A huge thank you to Luke for putting these bikes together so three kids who have been displaced because of homelessness can ride to school on Monday morning. Domestic abuse can affect any family, and we try to keep life as stable as possible when kids are going though it. Sometimes this means simply finding a way to get to school. And this is what these bikes do. A huge thank you to Dave, Juliana and the team at Launch Housing for making sure these kids aren’t forgotten. Senior […]
We received another 10,000 pairs of underwear from the incredible team at Silent Arrow and this means we have now been able to donate over 32,000 pairs of underwear, period packs and socks as well as 130,500 sanitary items, two pallets of school items and thousands of other essentials to the bushfire relief appeal. These items have reached all over the country and were so proud to be able to assist so many people in need. A huge thank you to the following organisations for their incredible support in helping us to make this happen. @giftbox Organic TOM Organic @Moxi […]
The National Homeless Collective needs your help in getting sanitary items, toiletries and other essentials to those impacted by the bush fires. Your contributions will go a long way and all donations greater than $2 are tax deductible. Please donate via credit card or pay-pal using our secure pay-pal facility by clicking the donate button below. NHC Bushfire Relief Appeal is an initiative of the National Homeless Collective ABN: 93613068992.
OK people! We can FINALLY announce our exciting news! We’re expanding into Brunswick East and we just couldn’t be happier! We’re opening a combined Op Shop, meditation den, community space with life connection workshop programs that will benefit everyone in the community but most of all our most vulnerable. But we need YOU to help us get her ready for our grand opening in Summer! We desperately need tradies and tools. The space is gorgeous but she needs a bit of a facelift and it’ll take all manner of trades folk to help us get her ready for her grand […]
Yesterday the wonderful Nadine from Launch Housing got in contact with us to advise there was a young 10 year old boy in their care that could not participate in Bike Education at his school. Today I delivered her a new Bike and Helmet. Our goal at The School Project is to help by assisting in any way possible to ensure that the children can continue their education after being displaced. Experiencing Homelessness sadly comes in so many ways and the children are just innocent victims. When Nadine contacted us we made the decision to get this young boy a […]
It was absolutely lovely to have Ali and the team from kikki.K join us for a packing day yesterday. We managed to pack 40 school bags for kids living in crisis accommodation and experiencing homelessness, plus a stack of Gift Box Organic tampons! The School Project is another of our projects and through it we support young people to stay in school. We can provide anything from a fully stocked brand new school bag, to swimwear for swimming lessons, sleeping bags and everything needed for school camps, even bikes and soccer boots for kids who want to continue sports. Thank you so […]
Warm and fuzzy hugs indeed! A beautiful thank you to Sarah, Kate and the Page 8 Mornington team for donating the proceeds of their gift wrapping donations for 2017 to The School Project. A grand total of $1680 was raised which is absolutely incredible and will help us help so many more children in need to have a wonderful school experience. We cannot thank you enough for your thoughts and generosity. This is incredible ??
With a massive car load of your very generous donations we headed off to Ballarat yesterday for our first School Project packing day! The amazing and hard working students from Ballarat Grammar helped us put together over 30 school backpacks which will be distributed to kids who have been displaced by domestic violence. The students all worked together to ensure each backpack has all the essential items to help students complete school work and homework, including a lunch box and drink bottle for each pack. Three different types of backpacks were made. Kinder to lower primary, upper primary and high […]
When we get urgent emails saying there are two children newly arrived in crisis accommodation, they have school swimming lessons on Monday and can we help? We love being able to say YES! Thanks to the lovely Sammy from Launch Housing for passing on these swimming packs to these beautiful kids so they can enjoy school swimming lessons with their class mates on Monday. This is where your financial donations go. This is what we do. Each child receives a brand new pair of bathers, rash top, goggles and swimming towel, all in their own swimming bag. Thank you for helping us […]