• RMIT University – School of Architecture & Design – Breaking Down Barriers

    Above: Breaking Down Barriers concept by Sharon Sclarr We recently announced an exciting collaboration with RMIT University’s School of Architecture & Design. RMIT University students from the School of Architecture and Design (Interior Design Honors degree program) will work with 300 Blankets over the course of 2015 to design and construct a mobile structure that will […]

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  • One Road Home

    300 Blankets is excited to begin a journey with One Road Home. Starting in April 2015, we will be sourcing and distributing personal hygiene products through the proceeds from sales of beautiful hand made jewellery. Personal hygiene products such as soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, tissues and other items are always required. This program will enable us to hand […]

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  • RMIT University – Visual Merchandise – Window Displays

    In May 2014, we challenged the Visual Merchandise students at RMIT University Australia to create a 30 metre window mural to visually portray the meaning of 300 Blankets and the realities of homelessness in Australia. Homelessness is not always pretty but the end result created a stunning image. The purpose of the mural was to raise awareness of homeless […]

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  • The Growing Need To Educate The General Public

    By LeQuan Ong, Volunteer Manager, 300 Blankets Randomly surfing the Internet one day and reading a variety of articles, I came upon a conversation between two people in a comments section. The article was about a different topic but their conversation moved onto the issue of homelessness. Person #1 bluntly opined that, “We have so much welfare and government […]

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  • Choices

    Walking home through the side streets of South Melbourne I noticed a girl wandering around with a tattered suitcase. She was looking tired and exhausted. As I approached to overtake, she quietly asked if I could help her with directions. Of course I could. She then asked me for the directions to one of the […]

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  • The Power of Listening

    Over the last few weeks I have been reminded of the importance of one’s story and so I made a conscious effort whenever I am out on the street to learn about people’s stories. Everyone has a story and every story is powerful. There was a definitive moment during one of these meetings which absolutely […]

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  • Words from our Volunteers

    Each week we do various forms of volunteering in line with our mission to keep our community warm. One of our most valued exercises is volunteering every Wednesday night with our close friends from the Vinnies Soup Vans. Volunteering on the Soup Vans allow us to not only distribute our blankets but to create the warmth […]

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  • 2014 Mid Winter Review

    300 Blankets has entered into the third Australian winter with continued growth. The important expansion has enabled us to spread warmth to more people, and educate the broader community about the need for providing warmth to the growing number of people experiencing homelessness. As we grow, we are continuing to learn just how large and […]

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  • Pyjamas Day at Camberwell South Primary School

    Students, Teachers and Staff, and Families of Camberwell South Primary School participated in the 300 Blankets Pyjamas Day on Friday 13th of June. On behalf of 300 Blankets, I would like to extend a big warm thank you for the wonderful initiative and the Community Service movie in support of 300 Blankets. The fun and […]

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  • Meet The 300 Blankets Blanket

    Over the last 2 and a half years we have given over 3500 blankets to people experiencing homelessness through out Victoria. The 300 Blankets blanket are brand new,  super warm queen sized polar fleeced blanket and are distributed individually wrapped in a resealable waterproof bag. What makes these blankets even more special is that some […]

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