(Photo: Ngunga Group, Womens Aboriginal Corporation)
The incredible support from Sheridan Australia and their generous customers since August 2019 has resulted in over $1 million raised for the SleepSafe program. The latest distributions of more than 20,000 high quality sheets and towels to flood affected regions, Domestic Violence refuges, youth accommodation services, and newly arrived Afghan evacuees, is a testament to this collaborative partnership. Sleep kits are making a real difference for vulnerable Australians and the frontline organisations that support them. Read more…
SleepSafe has distributed over 54,900 sleep kits across a network of nearly 500 frontline organisations. In the last year, our network has grown by 192% as we partner with grassroot organisations in the suburbs and regions where Sheridan stores raise funds with customers. Partners vary from crisis accommodation and family violence refuges, to neighbourhood community services and youth support hubs (see them all here) – but each organisation is working to deliver the dignity and comfort of new linen and towels to Australians doing it tough. That’s the power of each $15 donation made at Sheridan Stores and online.
“Brand new Sheridan sheets and towels going into the homes of women who have been released from prison. We love being able to pass on such beautiful gifts, that help women and their children feel valued and cared for. A big thank you to StreetSmart and Sheridan Australia for their generosity”
Prison Network, VIC
$1.9 million in material aid and wage costs saved
Recent research has shown what our frontline partners have been reporting for some time – that the community sector is understaffed, overworked, and chronically underfunded. With the delivery of free, high-quality kits, SleepSafe is easing these pressures for partners by saving valuable money and staff time. A recent survey we conducted showed that SleepSafe has saved the sector over $1.9 million in material aid and wage costs and over 8000 hours of staff time.
“We are a small not for profit organisation with very limited funding and resources. Our Specialist Homelessness Service provides supported accommodation to culturally and linguistically diverse families, many of which are on temporary visas with limited or no access to income or mainstream support. Thank you for supporting our small organisation with this donation!”
Distribution of SleepSafe partners and kits to date –
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