We provide blankets to people experiencing homelessness.
300 Blankets is a major provider of blankets in Victoria for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. 300 Blankets purchases and distributes blankets through our Homelessness Outreach Program, Soul Kitchen and through other homelessness services. Our current beneficiaries includes St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria, Launch Housing, Bolton Clarke – Homeless Persons Program and many other charities and not for profit organisations providing support for people experiencing homelessness in Victoria.
You can help now simply by donating directly to 300 Blankets and ensure we will always have blankets to give to those who need it most.
We volunteer to keep our community warm.
Since July 2015, 300 Blankets has operated the Outreach Program, where at least twice a week year-round, a group led by one of our dedicated Outreach Leaders directly engages with people sleeping rough in Melbourne’s CBD. 300 Blankets recognised early on that consistency and reliability of our presence out on the streets is essential to developing relationships and trust with people. The Outreach Program works to provide people experiencing homelessness with friendship and support in a time when they are generally in greatest need of social and material assistance. This effort is in recognition of the fact that social isolation and a sense of disenfranchisement can proliferate amongst people on the streets.
Sharing more than just a meal.
Operating from the Braybrook Community Hub, Soul Kitchen opened its doors in June 2018 to people in the western suburbs. Soul Kitchen operates every Sunday evening with a dedicated team of volunteers who not only prepare an amazingly nutritious meal, but who also share this meal with those who may be struggling to make ends meet, or who are feeling socially isolated. The people accessing this service range from singles, and couples to young families. Soul Kitchen brings the local community together in a safe and respectful environment for anyone who wishes to share a meal, chat or play a round of Connect 4.
Education is key to change.
Through extensive interactions with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in our Programs, the volunteers of 300 Blankets continue to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of homelessness, its causes and associated issues.
We see immense value in sharing our experiences and knowledge of homelessness with the wider community. This includes working with and visiting: companies, organisations, schools, universities, community groups, charities and not-for profits. We believe that education provides us with an opportunity to present alternative narratives to the prevailing stereotype of homelessness in our community.