How amazing is our team! Two full car loads with hundreds of toiletries packs, thousands of nappies, dozens of tins of infant formula, 200 packets of laundry powder and many other items delivered today to the residents of the Drummond Street towers who are affected by Melbourne’s lockdown. These items were distributed by Ron and the incredible team at Drummond Street Services. We can’t do this without your help so thank you to each and every one of you who made a donation, shared our posts or bought a raffle ticket to help us out. We are so grateful for […]

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 […]

What an incredible day supporting Melbourne’s community in lockdown. Today we made hundreds of toiletries packs for families and individuals plus laundry powder packs to be added to the nappies and infant formula we will also be donating. I each toiletries pack has shampoo conditioner, soap, deodorants and family toothbrushes. Lockdown is affecting so many people but we’re here to help. If you would like to donate a family toiletries pack, nappies or formula to a family suffering during lockdown please buy a ticket in our raffle. Tickets are $25 each which helps us support a family and gives you […]

Melbourne we came through for our little ones during the 2020 lockdown and we need your help again. Unfortunately greater Melbourne is still in lockdown which has meant many families are suffering. We have had an urgent request from one of our larger partner organisations for infant care products. We have around 300 families to support. Sudden job loss has created unexpected financial hardship for many families and once again we are seeing the same devastating effects we witnessed in last years Melbourne lockdown. Last year we assisted thousands of families with infant care products thanks to your incredible support. […]

Thank you all so very much! Thanks to your wonderful and very generous donations we have been able to start replenishing our supplies to make sure people affected by lockdown have access to basic food and hygiene items. This is just part of what we have purchased with your donations and we will be making them into individual and family packs. If you wish to donate please click here to donate via our PayPal portal. We are so very grateful 🙏

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 […]

With sponsorship from some of the incredible brands we with with we can get these entire Winter Warmer packs out to those sleeping rough for about $25 each. That is the same cost as a ticket in our incredible raffle for a luxury get away. Please consider buying a Winter Warmer pack by purchasing a ticket today https://www.raffletix.com.au/?ref=9rk6w&sref=baxx52yw Each pack contains brand new items including ShoesSleeping bagsSocksUnderwearTracksuit pantsJumperHoodieScarfBeanieGloves All new and all given to someone sleeping rough in the streets. Our incredible sponsorsStarTrackCostcoStarcorpSilent arrowSleeping Bags For Homelessness Support us to give hundreds of $$ worth of brand new products to […]

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’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 […]

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.

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 […]