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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 donations@sydneyhomelessconnect.com 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 info@sydneyhomelessconnect.com

 

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  • Jane Dean
    12:41 pm - May 13, 2017. Reply

    Are you asking for care packs this year 2017? Where do we drop off these packs?

    • Julie Fish
      10:11 am - May 14, 2017. Reply

      Hi Jane! We’re still working out the details for Sydney Homeless Connect 2017. We will make a post on our Facebook page by June 1st to let everyone know if we have the capacity to collect Care Packs again. Please check back soon 🙂

  • Joanne Elliott
    11:40 am - May 31, 2017. Reply

    What a wonderful, compassionate idea. I live at Lithgow, NSW.

  • Sandra
    8:31 am - June 18, 2017. Reply

    I’d love to encourage the people I work with to get involved, is it possible to send me some information I can use Tiburon promote this great cause?Also if I’ve left it too late to get it together by July do u also hold a Christmas drive?

    • Julie Fish
      1:28 pm - June 20, 2017. Reply

      Hi Sandra, We would love for you to get involved!

      At this stage, we have one winter event each year. But, if you run a Care Pack drive at your workplace in July, there are other service providers who would be able to use the donations 🙂

  • HLin
    1:27 pm - June 29, 2017. Reply

    Hi there,

    Will i be able to drop-off a care pack prior to the 6th July ( at a location in the city?)
    Thanks