• Homelessness Week

    It’s Homelessness Week this week – a time of the year when the nation focus on the many vulnerable people we work with who are at risk or are experiencing homelessness. It’s a growing issue, with more than 24,000 Victorians or 116,000 Australians having no place to call home on any given night, according to […]

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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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  • 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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  • Winter Ends Tomorrow!

    This winter has been colder and more horrible than some that we’ve had for a while. By early July, our friends on the street were already counting down the days till we reach the middle of winter – “the sooner we get to the middle of winter, the sooner winter will pass.” To battle the cold […]

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  • Friendships Matter

    On Saturday morning, I drove an hour to help my friend Ash move into his new unit. He has been looking forward to this unit for a while and I was so excited to check it out. We’ve been friends for almost 5 years now and are in touch quite regularly. Through the years, Ash has […]

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  • 2015 – A Year in Review

    At 300 Blankets, we put all of our energy into developing and growing our four core pillars which define who we are: Blankets, Education, Community Engagement, and Outreach. We constantly challenge each of our defining pillars to ensure we not only serve an important purpose in our community but continue to make a significant difference to […]

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  • Spreading Seeds of Hope

    We are excited to announce a new partnership with Urban Seed. For over 20 years Urban Seed has been gathering around food, recreation and creative art to foster a sense of home – especially for people experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental illness and isolation. This gathering is the foundation of Urban Seed’s unique community development approach, where they seek to draw […]

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  • 300 Blankets – Outreach

    At 300 Blankets, we are spoilt by the abundance of people putting their hands up to volunteer, and the wonderful relationships we have built with extraordinary charities. It is through our relationship with other charities that have enabled our blankets to reach people experiencing homelessness in the Melbourne and Perth CBD, to the hidden corners of Victoria. But […]

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  • 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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