• 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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