• Soul Kitchen – Words from a Volunteer

    Every Sunday, our team of loving volunteers come together to prepare dinner for 80 people. With donations from local grocers and bakeries, the meals are made fresh, healthy and full of love. Soul Kitchen is a community dinner at Braybrook Community Hub, but as you’ll read the following e-mail from one of our Volunteers – Scott, […]

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  • 300 Blankets – Soul Kitchen

    300 Blankets – Soul Kitchen commenced in 2018 in partnership with Bridge Church at the Braybrook Community Hub. Our aim is to provide nutritious food, address social isolation by developing a positive and safe community and deliver needs based services to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families at risk or experiencing homelessness. […]

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  • 3 Wishes

    Last week, we caught up with our friend Mary. Mary is an older lady who has been sleeping rough for quite a few years. When we started talking, she excitedly opened up a new packet of Tim Tams and offered it to us. “These are special! They grant you 3 wishes!” she said referring to […]

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  • Homeless Outreach Program – 774 ABC Melbourne – Radio Feature

    We were featured on 774 ABC Melbourne on 22 May 2018, discussing the homelessness environment in Melbourne and our Outreach Program. The radio program features Lindy Burns and our Outreach Program Manager – Peter Royce. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/evenings/evenings/9765104 (Jump to 36min to hear the discussion.)

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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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  • 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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