Thank you once again to our amazing volunteers helping out last Saturday at the Vollyspot music event at Fairfield Amphitheatre. Debra, Giulia, Claire, Shannon, Jarrah, Angela and Kristian you guys are so much fun to work with and so generous with your time and your support. We really appreciate you all ❤️
The Period Project
As a charity we support people experiencing period poverty. All people. Everyone. Today we sent two boxes of sanitary items and Incontinece items to a trans man experiencing homelessness who is not able to access these items himself. We support everyone. We always have and we always will. <img width=”640″ height=”853″ src=”https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/293094163_3312026519117984_3638014382217159091_n-768×1024.jpg” alt=”” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/293094163_3312026519117984_3638014382217159091_n-768×1024.jpg 768w, https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/293094163_3312026519117984_3638014382217159091_n-225×300.jpg 225w, https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/293094163_3312026519117984_3638014382217159091_n-1152×1536.jpg 1152w, https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/293094163_3312026519117984_3638014382217159091_n.jpg 1536w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” />
We received a call on Friday from one of our partner organisations asking if we could possibly find a bed for a 3 year old girl named Emily. Although a home had been found for Emily, her Mumand Emily’s baby brother, they couldn’t find a bed for Emily anywhere. Furniture isn’t something we often take care of but all other avenues had been exhausted and we felt that being a big 3 year old, Emily deserved her very own bed. Thanks to your donations we were able to have a new bed and mattress delivered to Emily today. She will have her very […]
What a day! What an incredible amazing day. Only a few weeks ago we had completely run out of sanitary items and desperately needed help. And you amazing people all came together as soon as we put out the call for support. We didn’t get photos of everyone who stopped by but we’d like to thank everyone all the same. We haven’t counted our donations but we will do that next week and let you all know how much we raised. Thank you all. You really are amazing and we are so grateful for your support.
For most Mums, Mother’s Day is a happy occasion but for some Mums it can be tough. Today we delivered some gorgeous Easoto Backpacks full of Mothers Day treats to 8 single Mums who have children who live with chronic illness or disabilities. All Mums are busy, but Mums of kids who need extra care really do it tough. My youngest child has three medical appointments each and every week, he is on a daily regime of 12 different medications and he will need life long support, forever. It’s tough, but I have help. I’m not doing this alone. Mums […]
We are completely overjoyed at the response to our Mothers Day appeal. This year we are sponsoring 90 Mums experiencing Homelessness and hardship to celebrate Mothers Day. We have started gathering gifts and assembling our gorgeous Easoto bags, and have delivered the first two car loads of goodies to our partner organisations. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated to our appeal so far. We are so incredibly grateful for your support. Please click below if you would like to donate https://national-homeless-collective.giveeasy.org/2022-mothers-day-gift-appeal
As the cold weather begins to nip, today we loaded up the Mitsubishi and delivered 15 sleeping bags to drummond street services. Each week DSS gets our stock exactly where it needs to go- this time to teenagers and young adults. We are so grateful to everyone who supports us and our work, as it allows us to support the community directly through the hard work of the wonderful people at Drummond Street Services.
Although we do many things, supporting menstruation poverty is still the core of our work. On Wednesday we delivered another 100 Period Packs to support people experiencing homelessness, to the North Richmond Health Centre. Each pack contains enough sanitary items for the average period plus liners, disposable bags and wipes. Thank you for helping us help so many others xx
Last night I spoke to an incredible group of women about the work we do here at National Homeless Collective and the Period Project. One of the topics I touch on is the gender differences in disaster management. Women always fare worse off in disasters This is because disaster management tends to be a male dominated field however infant and home care tend to be female dominated roles. Women are more likely to die or be seriously injured or die in a disaster simply because they can’t run if they need to because they have the care of infants and […]
Yesterday reminded me of how much I love the work we do with this charity and the incredible things we get to do and achieve. Yesterday we drove two and a half hours with a fully loaded trailer to help strangers who are now friends. Yesterday I was absolutely honoured to meet 8 of the most amazing, incredible and inspirational women I will ever meet in my life. These 8 women escaped the horrific and brutal regime of the Taliban. They fled their home country of Afghanistan and became refugees in ours. They spent days in hiding and crossed the […]
After a quick drop off earlier in the week it was great to get back to Puti on Kaurna Yerta (or Bush in the City) today with toiletries of shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. This is a really innovative idea that brings service providers and government agencies together to a safe space where transient and homeless Aboriginal people are able to camp out, and access much needed services. There were lots of smiles about the place and so good to hear 16 people have already returned to country in the one week Puti on Kaurna Yerta has been open 🖤💛❤️ […]
Hi everyone. We have a very unique and urgent request for help today. Sarah is a single Mum with four children. Two of Sarah’s boys have complex special needs. Tyson is 7 and has cerebral Palsy and Theo is two and has epilepsy. Sarah’s car needs major repairs and as a single parent unable to work, Sarah is not able to afford the costs of her car repairs. Sarah and her family cannot live without a car. Tyson can only walk very short distances, often only a few steps, and both he and Theo need constant and numerous visits to […]