National Homeless Collective
In 2018, NHC delivered 1,750 brand new sleeping bags.
The National Homeless Collective (NHC) is a grassroots Australian charity that creates solutions to complex issues arising from homelessness, domestic violence, and social disadvantage.
They do this by creating specific projects (sub charities) that respond to the needs of people living in crisis and distress. Some of these projects (sub charities) include: – Sisters in Safe Housing, The School Project, The Period Project, and Sleeping Bags for Homelessness.
We would like to specifically highlight the project Sleeping Bags for Homelessness. The aim is to provide a new sleeping bag to every person experiencing homelessness and sleeping rough on the streets of major Australian cities.
What began as a local initiative (Blanket Melbourne) back in 2014 has since grown into a national initiative with strong community support across Australia. Because of that, in 2018 NHC managed to fundraise and deliver more than 1,750 brand new sleeping bags to people experiencing homelessness.
Sleeping bags can be literal lifesavers during freezing cold nights. Every year people living on the streets die from exposure to the cold. This is unacceptable and unnecessary.
Just $30 can buy a new sleeping bag for someone who might otherwise have nothing.
Of course, a sleeping bag doesn’t solve all the problems that come from living rough on the streets, that’s why NHC also assist people to find warmth, comfort, food, and friendship.
Proteus has partnered with NHC and donated 25 new sleeping bags for distribution to those in need.
For more information about the various projects that National Homeless Collective have running, please visit their website. You can also find instructions about how you can donate and assist this great organisation.