• Soul Kitchen – Preston

    In a bid to tackle the growing numbers of individuals and families at risk or are experiencing homelessness in Mebourne’s North, 300 Blankets is excited to announce the launch of Soul Kitchen – Preston at The Bridge (218 High St, Preston VIC 3072) in August 2019. Currently food services are operating Monday to Friday to […]

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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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  • Kindness

    So far this year, 63 everyday Melbournians have joined us on one of our 17 outreach nights. No night is the same and our night leaders have been blessed to see miracles happen through acts of kindness. However, I am constantly reminded that acts of kindness can come from anyone, and at any time. At […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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