• 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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  • $3000 Crowdfunding Campaign

    There are over 100,000 people experiencing homelessness at any one time in Australia. This winter, 22,000 people will be experience homelessness in Victoria with 1,100 people sleeping rough on any particular night.* Many people will face Melbourne’s bitter cold and try to find shelter wherever they can; this includes cars, unfit buildings, floors or anywhere […]

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  • Marist Regional College

    In May, we were invited across the strait as a guest speaker at the Marist Regional Collage, Year 11 Retreat. The Year 11 Retreat is an annual school event for students to learn about themselves, and adds another level of thought as they make important life decisions in the years ahead. At the Retreat, we joined a team of 4 panellist with various […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • National Volunteer Week

    12 to 18 May 2014 marks National Volunteer Week in Australia. This week celebrates the wonderful work volunteers do to make Australia such a wonderful place to live. 300 Blankets is an advocate for volunteering as we wouldn’t exist without the community generously donating their time. Over the last 12 months, we have committed to […]

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