Thursday, 29 May 2014

Homelessness - You can help.

When you think of winter what comes to mind? I think of hot chocolate, hot soups, cold nights curled up on the couch with a blanket and crumpets or a toasty bed to crawl into. 
But for more than 105,000 Australians (including 1000s of families) this is not what winter means for them. It means cold nights, frozen hands and no home.

Mission Australia for the past 26 years has helped these Australian's that are in desperate need by hosting the Annual Winter Sleepout. But they need our help to keep this event up and running. 

But first who is Mission Australia? 

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation that has helped Australian people back onto their feet and get back their independence for last 150 years. 

They are a great organisation that helps people through early learning/youth services, family support, employment and skills development, affordable housing and homelessness initiatives (like the Winter Sleepout) 

So how can you help?

There are many ways you can help out this winter - you could host an event (The Winter Sleepout runs from May 31st through to the end of August) or sponsor someone who is hosting an event or make a donation. Every little bit counts - even a $1 will help. If everyone in Australia gave just $1 they would get $23 million, that's amazing. 

To find out more about this fantastic event check out the YouTube video below and then head over to the Mission Australia website to help make a difference in someone's life today. 

This post is a collaboration with Mission Australia - I was contacted and asked to help raise awareness for homelessness. I decided to help promote this as I believe everyone should have a place to live and somewhere to feel safe. 

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