• Winter Appeal 2016

    With winter just around the corner, we are in need of your support to keep our community warm. This year we have accepted the challenge to provide blankets for another two more beneficiaries. Each beneficiary, from Launch Housing and the Royal District Nursing Service – Homeless Peoples Program to UnitingCare and Urban Seed plays a […]

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  • “Food is just a means to an end, what they really want is a conversation”

    This is what Brother Doug Walsh said to us before we set off to distribute the food from the Vinnie’s Soup Van. I took this on board, but didn’t fully understand the true meaning of it until I’d volunteered a couple of times on the streets and in the boarding houses. Having never volunteered before, I was unsure and a […]

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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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  • St Francis de Sales – Action Team

    Over the last few months, the amazing Year 3 and 4 students in the Action Team at St Francis de Sales Primary School in Lynbrook, adopted our mission to keep our community warm. After a Skype conference with 300 Blankets, the passionate group set out to make a difference for people experiencing homelessness in Melbourne. Lead […]

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  • Even the homeless have birthdays

    On my way to work today, I walked past a lady in clothes that has probably seen better days. She was holding up a sign saying that it was her birthday. I stopped and to have a chat with her. It turns out it was her 30th. Instantly a feeling of sadness swept over me. I revealed to her […]

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  • Secrets of our great city

    Today Melbourne celebrated being acknowledged as the worlds most liveable city in the world by The Economist for the 5th year in a row. What an achievement. Born and bred here, I love Melbourne. But tonight, as I do every Wednesday, I spent the night volunteering with the local soup vans. If we are to celebrate what […]

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  • St Mary’s Primary School Hampton: Learning Advantage

    We are excited to partner with St. Mary’s Primary School Hampton in an educational project to encourage the students to think beyond the box in solving homelessness. The initiative to elicit creative thinking was lead by Teacher Joseph Peason. Pearson challenged his students from Year 2 at 6, “at the heart of computer programming is […]

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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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  • $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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  • 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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