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Winter Warmer – Homelessness Relief

Bringing warmth and hope to Tweed's Homeless Community

This project was completed – check out our 2024 Winter Warmer Campaign to help people homeless this winter.

The homeless situation for people sleeping rough in Tweed Shire NSW, Australia is the worst in the state.

Winter Warmer is a campaign aimed at helping the homeless community in the Northern Rivers region of Australia during the winter season.   With winter approaching and homeless communities facing the challenges of sleeping rough in cold, wet, and harsh conditions, we have an opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

NEWS FLASH: AUD $25,000 DONATION MATCHING IS NOW IN PLAY

Thanks to lots of generous donors – we are really excited to announce that we have surpassed our first $25,000 in donations raised. We now have an extraordinary opportunity.   For every dollar YOU donate, we have a very special donor who will match that donation by up to $25,000.

This will double our chance of reaching our $50,000 target. It also means we might even exceed our target and reach a staggering $75,000 !! Yes, that’s right – your contribution will be doubled. This presents an amazing opportunity for you to magnify your impact on the lives of those who are in doing it tough this winter. A big thank you to our incredible matching donor – and to all of our wonderful donors 🙂 xx

The sold out Winter Warmer Cabaret has generated – https://dharmacare.org.au/winter-warmer-fundraising-cabaret-generates-13000-for-homelessness-relief/

The Winter Warmer Fundraising Cabaret was SOLD OUT and a huge success generating $13,000 for homelessness relief

 

DONATE – GIVE WARMTH AND HOPE

 

THE PROBLEM

Many people not normally at risk of homelessness now find themselves in that situation.  Rapidly rising house prices and rental affordability issues make it difficult for many individuals and families to secure safe and stable housing.  Furthermore, recent natural disasters like bushfires and floods have only added to the difficulties faced by those in need of housing support, with many communities.

SOLUTION

Winter Warmer is a campaign aimed at helping the homeless community in the Northern Rivers region of Australia during the winter season. The campaign supports community groups and charities that are working to alleviate the suffering of those who are sleeping rough in harsh winter conditions in the Tweed region of Northern NSW. The campaign offers different support options, including providing meals, safe sleeps, warm winter clothing, toiletries, and new winter-warming sleeping bags.

Your support will make a significant difference as it will be equally shared among four Tweed-based community groups and charities that are tirelessly working to alleviate the suffering of those experiencing homelessness in the region:

 Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre 
 Murwillumbah Community Centre
 Fred’s Place / Vinnies 
 You have a Friend

All of these wonderful charities provide support and assistance to homeless people, including meals, laundry facilities, counselling, and other essential services.

The funds raised by Dharma Care’s Winter Warmer campaign will be used to provide safe sleeps, meals and warmer winter clothing and bedding for the homeless community across the Tweed shire.

LONG TERM IMPACTS 

With winter approaching and homeless communities facing the challenges of sleeping rough in cold, wet, and harsh conditions, we have an opportunity to make a difference in their lives. By spreading support and partnering with a diverse range of community groups and charities, we can help alleviate the suffering of those in need in the Tweed region.  

With your donations, we can make a positive impact and help those who are struggling to get through the winter months.

Long-term solutions are not progressing quickly enough, and with winter approaching, our homeless communities face the harsh challenges of sleeping rough in cold, wet conditions. Let’s come together and provide immediate help and support to those doing it tough in Tweed this winter. 

DONATE 

You can donate to this campaign directly below with tax deductible donations for Australian residents or via our Give Now Winter Warmer – Australian project page.

INTERNATIONAL DONORS – You can also support the campaign via our first ever Global Giving project.  
USA & UK residents get DGR tax receipts from Global Giving donations. This will help us meet Global Giving’s criteria so we can raise more funds for other projects and receive matched donations from Global Giving for regular ongoing monthly donors.

WIN EXCLUSIVE SIGNED BOOK

Images for this campaign are used with permission from Dr Livingston Armytage’s book – Homeless: Hidden in Plain Sight. Photos: © Livingston Armytage (2023)

We will have a few exclusive signed copies as donor prizes for international and Australian donors, and those attending the Winter Warmer fundraising Cabaret.

You can purchase the touching book – Homeless : Hidden in plain sight in Australia and via International orders.   All proceeds from the book sale go to Matthew Talbot Hostel.

 

DONATE – GIVE WARMTH AND HOPE