Supporting Melbourne Period Project
All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible

POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS

Australia is now in its 27th consecutive year of economic growth, a unique achievement of which we should be proud. However, with 3.2 million Australians currently living below the poverty line (Poverty in Australia 2018 report), we know this prosperity has not been evenly shared. Barriers to education, employment and housing, and poor health outcomes are the outcomes of entrenched poverty. Homelessness is interwoven with poverty.

On a very personal level many women and young girls who are homeless experience “period poverty” on a monthly basis, as they cannot afford necessary sanitary products. 27% of Australian girls have had to miss school because of period poverty, with some of those girls missing up to 4 days a month. Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 13th to the 19th of October so that’s why this month we are raising awareness and funds for the Melbourne Period Project who provide care, support and sanitary products for homeless women around Australia.

Further information
Anti-Poverty Week Resources and Fast Facts
Poverty In Australia 2018 Report
The Guardian – Australian Poverty
The Age – Disability and Poverty

StreetSmart supports the RaiseTheRate campaign to lift Newstart allowance by $75 per week.

Huge thanks to the following organisations who have supported our StreetFunder

“Our business has been supporting StreetSmart through workplace giving since 2015. Each month our team helps fund a new project and we get immediate feedback on how the money has been spent. We are really proud to be a part of such an important initiative, and our staff are too”   Justine Butler, ASIC in the Community Manager

Hidden Secrets Tours
ASIC
Prior Strata
Royals
Flatmate

Contact Geoff to chat about how we can develop a workplace giving program that fits your organisation or choose StreetSmart on the ‘Good2Give’ platform.

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