• Youth Homelessness Matters Day – combating youth homelessness

    Every night around 105,000 people are homeless and many are sleeping rough around Australia. Almost half (42 per cent) are under 25 years old, including almost 18,000 children under the age of 12. The Department of Human Services is often the first point of contact for many people facing homelessness so it is vital frontline […]

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  • Kindness

    So far this year, 63 everyday Melbournians have joined us on one of our 17 outreach nights. No night is the same and our night leaders have been blessed to see miracles happen through acts of kindness. However, I am constantly reminded that acts of kindness can come from anyone, and at any time. At […]

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  • Say Hi

    Language and communication is an important aspect of the 300 Blankets Outreach Program and is something that we put a lot of focus into. Our Outreach Program was born not only out of the need for items like food and blankets, but also out of the fundamental human need for companionship and someone to talk […]

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  • Benalla Residents Gives Generously

    On Thursday 7 September the Benalla St Vincent De Paul Outreach Group hosted a winter appeal event at Georgina’s Restaurant in Benalla. As part of their winter appeal, they selected 300 Blankets as a partner and beneficiary of the Benalla community’s charitable endeavours and generosity. 300 Blankets (represented by Peter Royce) was invited to attend […]

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  • Domestic Violence and Homelessness

    Domestic and family abuse is a big issue in Australia. This kind of abuse can include physical violence, sexual assault and other sexually abusive behaviour, economic abuse (creating financial dependence to control another person), as well as emotional and psychological abuse. While both men and women can experience domestic and family abuse, women are far […]

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  • Homelessness Can Affect Anyone

    No two nights of Outreach are the same and tonight was no different. During an evening of meeting a mix of regular and new faces, our Outreach team saw a lady sitting on the corner of a busy city street. The deceptively warm afternoon sun had set and had now left her shivering as she […]

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  • Help Us Spread Warmth

    As we brace ourselves for another freezing winter, please consider 300 Blankets for your EOFY donations. As a volunteer based charity, 100% of funds goes to our core mission in providing warmth for people experiencing homelessness. Your donation is also tax deductible and can be easily made at www.givenow.com.au/300blankets. This year, we have already started […]

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  • Blankets in 2017

    300 Blankets was born out of the constant need for blankets amongst people experiencing homelessness in Australia. After volunteering their time to assist a local soup van distribute food to those in need, the founders of 300 Blankets came to understand that, after food and water, blankets were the most sought after item by those […]

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  • Homelessness in Melbourne

    Homelessness is an extremely complex issue. There are many potential reasons that people find themselves without a home, and, unfortunately, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to homelessness. The short-sighted reaction from police and local government to move people off the street is not only incredibly disheartening, but it will also simply […]

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  • Social Inclusion

    Social inclusion week was first launched in 2009 by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, with the goal of helping to make all Australians feel included and valued in society. The initiative aims to help people who may feel isolated, excluded, and unable to help themselves, by connecting them with local communities, workmates, friends, and family. This […]

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