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Projects Of The Month — November 2017


Meeting the Costs of Christmas

Christmas is a difficult time for many people, especially if you don’t have a safe and secure place to call home. Many will be living in refuges, on the streets, may be in a car, or an unsafe boarding house. They will all be vulnerable and often struggling with a number of personal issues. Kids are often the most affected, especially those who have had to move to escape domestic violence and seen their family broken up. The loss of their home impacts them deeply. At the same time small services who help these people throughout the year, find their budgets just don’t meet the costs associated with Christmas. Trying to make people welcome, open their services and hold some modest Christmas celebrations are beyond their budget.

This is where we can help. This month our StreetFunders will help 5 small services meet the costs of Christmas. They’ll make sure there’s a pressie under the tree, a Christmas dinner, some joy and laughter, keep services running over the holiday period, and make sure more people feel loved and included.

As one service said… “It’s just a very challenging time of year for us all, especially for the kids. Being able to hold a Christmas dinner and share a few presents, nothing flash, would make the world of difference as to how people, of all ages, can cope. Thank you.”

Donations will help support the following organisations meet the cost of looking after people over Christmas:

Heart and Soul (Adelaide SA)
KoolKuna DV Refuge (Eastern Perth WA)
Sandbag: (North Brisbane QLD)
StreetHearts (Sydney, NSW)
Veritas House (Bathurst, NSW)
To find out more about the projects click here

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October 2017

Anchor Housing – Tackling Homelessness In The Suburbs

We helped fund a response to the homelessness crisis across the outer suburbs, reinstating an emergency relief fund to meet essential and critical needs. Funds provided $9,392

September 2017

Barwon & South West Homelessness Network “Now I am Ready”

We SEED-FUNDED an innovative project in the Geelong and Barwon Region. Supported a coalition of specialist youth homeless services, enabling services to meet the cost of work and education. Funds provided $9,745

August 2017

The Big Issue Soccer Program

In August, your funds went directly to Player Support and Transition, helping in very practical ways to support team members who are heading off to Oslo for the Homeless World Cup. Funds provided $9,178

July 2017

Wollongong Homeless Hub

StreetFunders refurbished their outreach truck that does important rounds to areas without local support – and supplies clothing, basic supplies, hygiene packs, connection to services and sausage sizzle. Funds provided $7,333

June 2017

Action Against Hunger

StreetFunders supported the important work of three organisations CareVan, The Adelaide Day Centre Soup Van and St Mary’s House of Welcome. Funds provided $27,600

May 2017

The Nest Program

StreetFunders supported Youth Futures’ NEST program, supporting young parent’s and their children with accommodation and long term support. Funds provided $6,655

April 2017

500 Lives 500 Homes

StreetFunders helped a number of families transition from homelessness into housing successfully, helping them create a safe and secure place to call home. Funds provided $4,969

March 2017

Two Good

Helped to provide over 750 healthy meals and 64 hours of employment and life opportunities to women and children in refuges in Sydney and Melbourne. Funds provided $3643

February 2017

The Footpath Library

Helped fund the operations of The Footpath Library resulting in the distribution of around 3,000 books. Funds provided $2,330

January 2017

Women’s Community Shelters

Back to school fund split between Great Lakes (Regional NSW) and Sanctuary (NW Sydney) shelters. Funds provided $2,201

December 2016

Emerge Women & Children’s Support Network

StreetFunders and ‘once off’ givers supported families with their Back to School costs. Funds provided $4,497

November 2016

Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands

Helped provide Christmas Dinner & outreach services over the holiday period when other services in the area are closed. Funds provided $1,765

October 2016

Orange Sky

Helped cover the on-road costs of their new shower van on trial in Brisbane. Funds provided $1,636

Giving Back to Your Community

Make your work culture one your employees can get behind. Workplace giving demonstrates that your organisation has genuine commitment to the community, and makes your employees feel that it is a better place to work.

Contact Adam & Sharna to chat about how we can develop a workplace giving program that fits your organisation or choose StreetSmart on the ‘Good to Give’ platform.

“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