FIRE RELIEF UPDATE 🔥 Some roads have been opened now for families to return to their land, but many are living in tents & caravans. Volunteers from Churchill are also now able to transport boxes of the toiletries to more remote places too so the support is trickling through. Last week we sent a huge box trailer and SUV load of over 10,000 items of underwear toiletries and sanitary items but still more is desperately needed There is still a DESPERATE NEED for MENS UNDIES – all sizes to XXXL Men’s socks Men’s deodorant Shaving foam Razors Shampoo & Conditioner […]
💜Update on Lauren💜 Incredible generous people doing incredible things! Yesterday Pierrette dropped on with a brand new vacuum cleaner, mob bucket and broom for Lauren plus some extra pillows. What a gorgeous person. Thank you so very much, Pierrette. We appreciate you so much. I really don’t want to get names mixed up so I apologise for not adding other names to the donations. A toaster, iron, dinner set, cutlery set and some glass wear has been donated by one incredible lady. We have also had donated new hand towels and face washers. A pantry starter with all the necessary […]
The National Homeless Collective Via The Brisbane Period Project and Kala Q needs your help in getting sanitary items, toiletries and other essentials to those impacted by the bush fires across Queensland 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.
Periods don’t stop in a crisis. The first 1000 Period Packs have been delivered to Foodbank Victoria. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and volunteered to help us make this happen. The packs went straight on a pallet to go out to relief centres. They simply don’t have enough donations of sanitary items. The next 1000 packs are currently being put together and we can see now that this is just the tip of the iceberg of what is needed. The most effective, efficient and practical way to donate is financially. If you’re wondering where your donation […]
Periods don’t stop in a crisis and I get that’s it’s late in the day to ask but for our bushfire relief appeal we need pads! Super and regular, individually wrapped pads of any brand. Problem is, we need them tomorrow morning! We have about 1000+ Period Packs to make and we’ll be open from 10:30am at The Kala Space 50 Lygon Street Brunswick East if you can drop some off to us. Alternatively please donate below and we will hit the shops early in the morning to grab some! Please note pads is all we are asking for at […]
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.
The true heart of our Fire fighters. Even with all of the bushfires raging around our country, our firies are still thinking about how they can help others. This is Rach from Patterson River Fire Brigade who together with her team has collected hundreds of much needed toiletries and other items for people we support. We’re blown away by this incredibly thoughtful gesture, especially at a time when our country is literally burning to the ground. Please join us in thanking Rachel and everyone from the Patterson River brigade who helped make this happen. You really are true heroes.
Did you know that 40% of incarcerated women in Victoria are there on remand? This means they have not yet been convicted of any crime or sentenced. They’re held in prison until their court date where many are released immediately, though often with no housing and no support to turn to and often after months of incarceration. Yesterday we went to visit the Melbournes women’s prison, Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) and spoke to a dedicated team who specifically look after women being released. ￼Many of these women are released on to the street, with little or no money and […]
Susan Scollen from the Canberra Period Project met with Giulia Jones MLA to discuss the homelessness, the requirement for a range of models to meet needs and the depth of the issues were currently experiencing in Canberra and the surrounding region. Susan has been liaising with agencies in the region to discuss the current issues and it was great to spend time with Giulia, who’s Shadow Minister for Women, Corrections, and Police & Emergency Services. We agreed that there are incredible people who are working tirelessly to provide services to the people that need it. People will always require these […]
Over the last couple of days, we have seen a millionaire sports star crowdfund for the purpose of “fighting for what’s right”…. that’s code for wanting to spread hateful and homophobic views, with no consequence from their employer. Youth who identify as LGBTIQ, the very group being targeted, are over-represented in homelessness statistics. The main reason for this is that they are kicked out of home when they disclose their sexual identity. Every single day young LGBQTI people are discriminated against, abused and tossed aside – purely because of their sexuality. We think funding safe beds to sleep in and […]
There is no sound in this world to me more heartbreaking than the cries of a Mother as she buries her child. The confusion and reality, surrealism and truth of what is happening intertwine until you get to a space where nothing makes sense at all anymore. Yet somehow your body goes through the motions and your heart continues to beat even though the pain is so intense it feels as though it could stop at any moment. That if it knew what was good for it, it would stop at any moment. Fathers grieve too and their pain is just […]