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 […]
Thank you so much so very much to StreetSmart Australia for our $5000 grant to help alleviate the stress ans impact of Covid and homelessness for families in Melbourne. This money will be user to fund Period Packs and our much needed Winter Warmwr packs to support Melbourne people through winter. Thank you so much to everyone who supports StreetSmart. These funds are so incredibly important.
Tomorrow we have two separate families to visit. Two Mama’s and their kids who have all recently fled domestic violence households and who have had to leave everything behind. We’re delivering sanitary items, clothing, toiletries (one family has severe allergies), shoes, school bags and school items, plus warm clothing and jackets, blankets, household goods and entire kitchen and linen set for one household. We’re also delivering three bikes so the kids can make the long trek to school. We can’t do this without your help and without our incredible volunteers. A huge thank you as well to the people from […]
Underwear is a basic human right. It is the most used and replaced item of privilege that sits in our wardrobe. You probably didn’t realise that having underwear was a privilege until you read this… But it is. And considering we have to wear it, why not support companies who look after people when we buy it? Underwear for Humanity makes underwear from recycled materials which helps save the planet. They also donate a portion of their sales to us with each purchase. Do you know what that donation per purchase does? It employs women. Women experiencing homelessness, women released […]
You’re never too young to volunteer! Gorgeous little Cristian came along with his Mum, Teresa today to drop off this incredible collection of toiletries and sanitary items for those in need. Teresa had been collecting items for months and rallied friends, family and work colleagues to pitch in and get these incredible items for us. Thank you so much Teresa and to everyone who donated. And thanks to Cristian for being such a cute little helper! *Photo shared with parents permission.
What a day! Our very first day of packing orders saw around 600+ recycled environmentally friendly under garments sent off to their new homes! We learned the ropes together and after a bit of a cautious start we soon had these orders flying out the door. We are so proud of our incredible partnership and our inspiring team. The air was electric and we were so proud when we got to the end of the order batch. This is a game changer. This is like nothing we have ever done before. Imagine buying a pair of undies or a gorgeous […]
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 […]