A real Christmas in July with a Personal Care Pack for Sydney’s Homeless

For the 7th year, the annual Sydney Homeless Connect event will bring together people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness with services and support that they need, whether it be a hot meal, a haircut or access to an agency that can help.

This year, we’re asking Sydneysiders to donate a Homeless Care Package filled with the bare essentials to help those who could really use the help this cold winter. With more than 3000+ homeless guests from all corners of NSW expected to turnout for the day of Connect, it would be a huge help to offer each of them a small care pack make with love. A Homeless Care Pack could include some of the following:

  • Water bottle / juice
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Face wipes
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Cotton swabs
  • Chapstick
  • Mints/gum
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Socks
  • Comb
  • Hand lotion
  • First aid kit
  • Deodorant
  • Beanie
  • Gloves
  • A personal note from you!
  • Opal card with a small credit on it
  • Breaky bars
  • Snacks
  • Pen + Note pad
  • Words of encouragement
  • Can of tuna and crackers


We'll need lots of Care packs this year!A Homeless Care Pack could be made using a reusable shopping bag (like a shopping bag from Coles or Wollies), a canvas tote bag, or a large Ziploc bag. The care packs will be handed out individually to each guest one-by-one. Please create a special care pack that would be useful to both men and women.

The Homeless Care Packs need to be pre-packed and dropped off or picked up by COB July 6th.  Please email for more info. You are also able to drop them off at Sydney Town Hall on July 6th. 

If you decided to run a Care Pack Donation Drive at your work place or a local school, please let us know by sending in photos and a short description to


Related Post
Ryde-east-bags-4-email (1)
Homeless Sydneysiders set to receive a Christmas in July

From St Ives to Kogarah, thousands of Sydneysiders have opened their hearts and pockets to bring a smile, support and kindness to the hidden faces of homelessness.

Read more
The Nature of Giving

Sometimes it is good just to do something good. “So then, why do you do it?” It is a question I get asked a lot. Sydney Homeless Connect is a completely not-for-profit activity. Nobody gets paid. We are not trying to build a business. We are not even trying to grow the organisation. It is […]

Read more
Donations- everything from plates to pasta
We need a Christmas in July miracle

Help save the Christmas in July hot meal! Each year at Sydney Homeless Connect we try our best to offer a hearty, healthy hot meal to our guests. Of course this can only be made possible with generous donation from food suppliers. Due to health compliance, we’re not able to accept any meals or food that has […]

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *