• 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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  • 2014 Mid Winter Review

    300 Blankets has entered into the third Australian winter with continued growth. The important expansion has enabled us to spread warmth to more people, and educate the broader community about the need for providing warmth to the growing number of people experiencing homelessness. As we grow, we are continuing to learn just how large and […]

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  • Pyjamas Day at Camberwell South Primary School

    Students, Teachers and Staff, and Families of Camberwell South Primary School participated in the 300 Blankets Pyjamas Day on Friday 13th of June. On behalf of 300 Blankets, I would like to extend a big warm thank you for the wonderful initiative and the Community Service movie in support of 300 Blankets. The fun and […]

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  • Meet The 300 Blankets Blanket

    Over the last 2 and a half years we have given over 3500 blankets to people experiencing homelessness through out Victoria. The 300 Blankets blanket are brand new,  super warm queen sized polar fleeced blanket and are distributed individually wrapped in a resealable waterproof bag. What makes these blankets even more special is that some […]

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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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  • StreetSmart Australia

    300 Blankets is thrilled to be selected as a recipient of a StreetSmart grant. Approaching the coldest seasons of the year, the generous funding will provide us with the capacity to grow, providing warmth to more people experiencing homelessness throughout Victoria. Being selected as a recipient further acknowledges the importance of providing warmth to the […]

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  • Music for Blankets 2014

    Music for Blankets on the Saturday 12th of April, launched our first fundraising event for the year. In the Band Room of The Workers Club in Fitzroy, local bands including The Keiths!, Atkinson Jones, Dear Plastic, and Sleep Decade, rocked the evening to raise 598 blankets and kickstart the blankets drive in time for the cold season […]

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