COVER THE NEED. SHARE THE WARMTH. GIVE A COAT.
Every day almost 20,000 Australians are sleeping rough on the streets of our towns and cities. Half of all the people who people who request accommodation from the homeless service system are turned away each day due to lack of beds. This leaves them extremely vulnerable to the cold weather.
$100 will buy three specially designed, warm shower-proof coats for people who find themselves without a home this winter.
Why a buy them a Coat?
We spent time at the Matthew Talbot Hostel in Sydney to understand the needs of the residents. As a result a three–quarter length coat, quilted and warm; shower proof; comfortable and portable, was designed with the following considerations:
The 2013 campaign is already underway and we are distributing 2,500 coats across Australia, free of charge, to those sleeping rough on the streets of our towns and cities. We could easily distribute twice as many coats, however lack of funding is limiting the reach of this project.
Please supports us.