11-year-old Catholic school student behind charity for the homeless
An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge!
HOMELESS HELPERS – FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
As I walked our local streets, I saw people in need, I saw people without. I saw
people with stories to tell.
My heart was often filled with sadness as I sometimes wondered, why them?
Why not me?
Were they always without shelter, comfort and nourishment?
The only way to cure their despair was through action! My mind began to race
with all the possible ways I could make a difference in their lives, and return
to them the dignity they once held dear.
Generous donors make it possible
Kindness is an even more valuable Currency
Bedding & tents
Ashton’s primary focus is providing basic living essentials for personal care and safety. Toiletries such as deodorants, ladies sanitary items, toothpastes, body wash, razors, wet wipes & moisturiser are always in need and highly desired.
First aid kits & items such as detol, burn aid, bandaids, antiseptic creams and bandages are gold to our friends as well!
Clothing donations are greatly appreciated and seasonal items are preferred. Our homeless friends do not have the ability to carry or store clothing so often see us weekly for a change of clothes. Shorts and singlets for summer, jumpers and tracksuits for winter.
Bedding is a large part of Ashton’s giving as well. He has a small number of tents, swags, sleeping bags and survival blankets going out every week also. These items are very useful to our homeless friends.
Ashton attends street feed on Tuesday nights in Spring Hill and also joins Footprints in the Park on the first and second Fridays of the month in Goodna by the war memorial.
At each of these meets he hands out take away, single serve meals as well as fresh fruit and long life, individually packaged food items such as muesli bars, biscuits, noodles, tinned items, bottles of water and any little treats we can get our hands on like lollies and chocolates
We are always looking for people to donate a meal a week in single serves for 30-50 people.
Ashton collects donations weekly on our way into Spring Hill so we can swing by to collect or you could meet us at street feed and assist in the handing out.
For goodna donations, we requested all are delivered to our drop off point at 16 Dorricott cr Goodna by 3pm Friday’s.