Once again it feels like ages since I have blogged but there is a lot going on!
First the Homeless Connect day being held in Frankston on April 17th. The flyers have gone out and there has been a good response so they are expecting a lot of people to attend. We have already donated loads of beanies, scarves, blankets and toiletries. We are still working on toiletry bags so if you have any to spare we can use them! One of our members Carole made up close to 100 toiletry bags so we are busy trying to fill them with toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant and a brush or comb. To buy the things to fill 1 toiletry bag costs around $5 - $6.
Last week I met a couple of Outreach Workers who work on the streets with teenagers, The work they do is AMAZING! They have just gotten a house that they are turning into a kind of homeless shelter for kids but of course desperately need furniture and things to furnish it. They need single bed sheets, blankets and doonas, absolutely everything for the kitchen and basically anything that is useful in furnishing a house.
With winter fast approaching and the days and nights getting colder we need the usual things. Beanies, Scarves, Blankets and jumpers etc. We also need baby clothes, this seems a never ending demand.
You know you always feel warmer when you have those knitting needles or crochet hooks going LOL