• Homeless Outreach Program – 774 ABC Melbourne – Radio Feature

    We were featured on 774 ABC Melbourne on 22 May 2018, discussing the homelessness environment in Melbourne and our Outreach Program. The radio program features Lindy Burns and our Outreach Program Manager – Peter Royce. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/evenings/evenings/9765104 (Jump to 36min to hear the discussion.)

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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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  • Say Hi

    Language and communication is an important aspect of the 300 Blankets Outreach Program and is something that we put a lot of focus into. Our Outreach Program was born not only out of the need for items like food and blankets, but also out of the fundamental human need for companionship and someone to talk […]

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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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  • Homelessness Can Affect Anyone

    No two nights of Outreach are the same and tonight was no different. During an evening of meeting a mix of regular and new faces, our Outreach team saw a lady sitting on the corner of a busy city street. The deceptively warm afternoon sun had set and had now left her shivering as she […]

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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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  • Social Inclusion

    Social inclusion week was first launched in 2009 by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, with the goal of helping to make all Australians feel included and valued in society. The initiative aims to help people who may feel isolated, excluded, and unable to help themselves, by connecting them with local communities, workmates, friends, and family. This […]

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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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