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Please Donate to National Homeless Collective (giveeasy.org) Nobody chooses this. Homelessness is never an easy way to live. Homelessness is chaotic, lonely, cruel and cold. This week alone we sent out 40 sleeping bags to help young people experiencing homelessness, 30 more sleeping bags to children sleeping in cars, 24 sleeping bags to assist children to go to school camp, 35 sleeping bags to people sleeping rough, and 70 sleeping bags to our partner organisations to reach even more people who call the streets home. We have no sleeping bags left. Not one. Our 2021 allotment has been exhausted. We […]

Thank you to everyone who has supported our charity and thank you Raise For Good for making it all possible. To watch the draw click this link to view the video on Facebook. Thank you to everyone that supported this amazing raffle for our charity, below you will find the initials of the lucky winners and their ticket numbers, thank you once again, we have something extra special coming up for our next raffle so stay tuned, thank you once again you all made an incredible difference to someone’s life and for that, you are all winners 😍😍😍 First Prize […]

Thank you all so very much. I have no words. To win this award and be named as Victorian Australian of the Year is such an incredible honour and it really is on behalf of all of you who have helped along the way. Awareness is nothing without action, and I could never have gotten this far without your support. Thank you so much to all of you who have stood by me, listened to me, trusted me and and pitched in to help in any way. I am so proud to accept this award on behalf of all of […]

When we first started the Period Project we had no idea how large our charity would become or how many different projects we would implement to help people experiencing homelessness. Our main charity, National Homeless Collective (NHC) was actually registered two years after the Period Project started. Now, NHC is the umbrella charity for most of our projects. Traditionally we have created a new Facebook Page for each of our projects but this has become difficult and costly to manage and therefore we are merging all of our project pages under the main charity page call National Homeless Collective. The […]

.Did you get new pyjamas for Christmas? We would love to have your old PJ’s to pass on to women in domestic violence and homeless shelters across the country. We gladly accept the following: – sets (both tops and bottoms) – Nighties (preferably long with long sleeves) -Dressing gowns We cannot accept – Lingerie – Underwear – Slippers – Ripped or torn sleepwear The crisis accommodation services we support have asked for the following; “We prefer long nighties with long or 3/4 sleeves as these are more culturally appropriate and also cover bruises and scars. We prefer pyjamas to be […]

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” />

Yesterday we received a message from Georgia who works in the top end at a womens shelter we support. A few months back we sent up about 50 swim bags so kids at the shelter could do school swimming lessons and participate in water sports. Georgia sent us this gorgeous photo of two of the kids enjoying their swim bags at the local water park. “Thanks for the children gift bags. We had a picnic at the park with waterslide today. Although bit cold for us adults to play with water lol towels kept them dry and warm Thanks again […]

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. 

Leaving home because of family violence is an incredibly traumatic experience for everyone, but for children the trauma can carry into so many areas. Imagine having to leave everything behind, move house or go to a strange place like a refuge and not be able to get to school easily because you don’t have a bike and your new school is just a bit too far to walk. Children shouldn’t have to suffer further when family violence strikes. So we make sure to do everything we can to help kids in this situation. Yesterday we delivered to more bikes for kids who have […]

We done only take care of periods here. Melbourne is absolutely freezing. So we have sleeping bags, scarves beanies and gloves, all hitting the streets of Melbourne tonight to help our friends on the streets keep warm <img width=”640″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/290428208_3299554370365199_4947419887509159251_n-1024×768.jpg” alt=”” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/290428208_3299554370365199_4947419887509159251_n-1024×768.jpg 1024w, https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/290428208_3299554370365199_4947419887509159251_n-300×225.jpg 300w, https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/290428208_3299554370365199_4947419887509159251_n-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/290428208_3299554370365199_4947419887509159251_n.jpg 1284w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> <img width=”640″ height=”853″ src=”https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/289605217_3299553910365245_4065074972711831182_n.jpg” alt=”” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/289605217_3299553910365245_4065074972711831182_n.jpg 720w, https://www.nhcollective.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/289605217_3299553910365245_4065074972711831182_n-225×300.jpg 225w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” />

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 […]

To our incredible followers and supporters, this is what you help us do. Last week we received a call from Cicely who helps children who have had to leave home due to domestic violence to re settle in new accommodation. Often those children had to leave everything behind. They leave home with nothing, sometimes not even shoes on their feet. These kiddos started at a new school but needed bikes to get there, so Cicely reached out to us to see if we could get them some bikes. Of course we said yes, and this is what Cicely sent me […]

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

Remember the fundraiser we did to send 20 kids to the cinema over the school holidays? Well, thanks to your donations, love and support we raised a little extra, and 25 kids from Drummond Street services had an amazing fun filled day at the cinema over the holidays. For some kids, this is their first ever time attending an event like this. Creating fun and exciting events creates fun and exciting memories, and every child needs that. Every child needs a day where they feel good, are welcomed and having fun. You might never meet them, but they’ll never forget […]