Project Of The Month — June 2017
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
We all know how good we feel with a hearty meal in our stomachs. Going hungry means it’s hard to function, it’s hard to get through the day. Food also brings us together. A warm bowl of soup or a roast dinner sustain us, the human contact enriches our lives, connecting us, and helping to combat loneliness and isolation. This month, as we head into winter, our StreetFunders are supporting the important work of 3 organisations providing a ripper feed and friendship for those doing it tough.
The CareVan provides a safe place for those in need, in Albury/Wodogna, to sit down & share in a meal with the company of friendly volunteers. Carevan provides over 300 mobile meals per week plus another 300 meals to shelters, woman’s refuges and community groups as well as providing swags, blankets, beanies, scarves & care packs.
The Adelaide Day Centre Soup Van provides hot, nutritious soup, bread and good company to people in need, in the city squares and parklands of Adelaide every night throughout the colder months. The soup is made and served by a dedicated team of volunteers who also knit beanies, scarves and gloves and donate blankets and warm clothing. Connecting to people on the street they also hand out sleeping bags, swags, blankets, warm clothing, back-up tinned soup and fuel.
St Mary’s House of Welcome is a day centre supporting those experiencing poverty, mental illness and homelessness in the heart of Fitzroy, Melbourne. They provide hot, nutritious lunches six days a week, serving over 1,500 lunches a month, made from food sourced through food rescue organisations and generous community donations. As little food as possible is purchased.
Become a StreetFunder
Launched October 2016
On our way to 100 members
Huge thanks to the UBS Australia Foundation who will double our StreetFunder total this month = x2 Impact!
PAST STREETFUNDER PROJECTS
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
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
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
The Footpath Library
Helped fund the operations of The Footpath Library resulting in the distribution of around 3,000 books.
Funds provided $2,330
Women’s Community Shelters
Back to school fund split between Great Lakes (Regional NSW) and Sanctuary (NW Sydney) shelters.
Funds provided $2,201
Emerge Women & Children’s Support Network
StreetFunders and ‘once off’ givers supported families with their Back to School costs.
Funds provided $4,497
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
Helped cover the on-road costs of their new shower van on trial in Brisbane.
Funds provided $1,636