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Donations via Giveabl's API and plugins to homeless services can provide much-needed support to those who are struggling to keep a roof over their head. Services like emergency shelters, food pantries, and job training programs rely on donations to continue operating. By giving, you can help make a difference in the life of someone who is facing homelessness.

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Donations help to support homeless services in a number of ways. They provide the financial resources necessary to keep these organizations running. They also help to cover the costs of essential items and services that homeless individuals rely on. Your donation can also be used to fund special programs and initiatives that aim to improve the lives of those experiencing homelessness.

Organizations that work with the homeless are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to provide assistance. Your donation could be used to fund a program that provides job training or housing assistance. It could also be used to purchase supplies like blankets and tents for a winter shelter. No matter how it is used, your donation will make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Three ways you can support homeless services causes
  1. Donate money or items to a local homeless shelter or food bank. Many times, these organizations are in need of basic necessities like food, clothes, and personal care items. Check with these organizations first to make sure you are donating items that they actually need though.

  2. Volunteer your time at a local homeless shelter or food bank. This is a great way to give back to the community and help those in need.

  3. Educate yourself and others about homelessness and the causes of it. This can help build empathy and understanding for those experiencing homelessness, which can lead to more resources and support being made available.

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Bega Garnibirringu Health Services
Bega Garnbirringu Health Services’ includes the development and maintenance of arobust and diverse organisation that provides sustainable, culturally appropriate andholistic health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Theorganisation addresses the social determinants of health and provides for clinical,educational and preventative health services.
The Essentials Collective
ABN 54947134855
Endorsed DGR Item 1
We generated donations of toiletries, underwear and sanitary items from the general public. These items were distributed to our beneficiary organisations who provide outreach services, drop in services and crisis accomodation for people who are homeless and/or disadvantaged.
St Mary's Outreach Service
ABN 28905445982
Endorsed DGR Item 1
SMOS undertook the following services during 2020: Homeless Outreach: serving weekly meals to the needy in the community and offering a showering facility and basic medical checkups. Back to School Program: serving breakfast, fruits and stationary supplies to students of needy families at a few public schools in and around Victoria Park. Prison Fellowship: A biweekly service with Prison Fellowship Australia aiming to bring hope into prisons.
Street Friends Wa Homeless Foundation
ABN 80643249987
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Perth Homeless Support Group
ABN 26416435635
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Our primary goals are to relieve the stress on those experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness, by providing their basic needs; and educate those experiencing homelessness of other services that are available to help them. Each Sunday mornings up to 50 volunteers meet at Moore Street where they distribute CarePacks to between 150 230 people experiencing homelessness accompanied by many wrap around services such as the One Voice mobile shower bus, a hairdressing service, the street library, a veterinary service and chiropractor.. We digitally record the numbers we assist, providing perishable food, warm drinks and soup, nonperishable food items to take away, essential toiletries, warm blankets, waterproof coats and sleeping bags. During the Winter months we supply new insulated and waterproof jackets The recipients congregate in a lineup and are given a carry bag which they fill with items they choose to take with them including seasonal fruit as well as sandwiches and boiled eggs that are prepare by the meals team which they can take away with them.​Our ‘Rescue’ or emergency hamper distribution commenced this January 2020, an exciting new initiative developed by Jed Fay, our depot manager who saw a growing need for this service. By referral from other organisations or from individuals, our ‘Rescue’ hampers are created for individuals and families at risk of homelessness or recently rehoused and experiencing financial difficulties. Those items which are donated but are not suited to street living are stored at our socalled ‘pantry’ at the depot, and used to create these hampers, which provide food for families or individuals for up to one week.​We hope to extend the contents to include ‘backtoschool’ items for school kids, such as pens and other stationary. We have regular busybee days where volunteers can choose to work at the depot, assisting with packaging of items and organising donations. University students and school groups regularly assist us during our Busybee days. These are held at Unit 2/ 28 Munt Street, Bayswater. Busy Bees consist of sorting donations, preparing Care Packs that are needed for Sunday’s distribution. We can also arrange (on request) special “School Holiday Busy Bees” for primaryaged kids. Perth Homeless Support Group continually collects and distributes food to those less fortunate through our outreach service. We also support the homeless by providing clothing including new underwear and socks.
Noongar Mia Mia
ABN 57094424530
Endorsed DGR Item 1
Provided affordable housing for Indigenous families that would otherwise be at risk of homelessness. Providing cultural appropriate tenancy support that reduces evictions.
Fortuna Foundation
ABN 35616239402
Endorsed DGR Item 1
Through a dedicated task force of volunteers, we have provided the following socialsupport to people in need including homeless and marginalised:1. Provision of warm and clean clothes during winter2. Provision of food and other basic amenities3. Promote the needy to help secure them a job and accommodation to homeless4. Support other charities to help promote social development5. Create awareness among people in general including educating high schoolstudents, tertiary students and people from the business communityAs a maiden project named Positive Spin, the foundation is launching a mobilelaundry van to provide free service to those in need. The van has been launched in 2022 Reporting period.
Uniting Care West
Uniting WA’s purpose is to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We work towards a just society where individuals and communities are valued and connected. We enact our values of compassion, respect, imagination and boldness daily, in addressing the causes of vulnerability and disadvantage, thereby enabling people to live their best lives. Uniting WA recognises the connection First Nations People have to community and Country and we embrace their wisdom, stories, resilience and culture as we strive to achieve positive outcomes for the entire community. Our team members walk alongside the people we support without judgement, amplifying the service user voice when it needs to be heard. As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation. We began as UnitingCare West in 2006, but our roots go back to the early days of the Swan River Colony. As an established and trusted provider of community services in Western Australia, we have a demonstrated history of providing efficient and effective services to people most in need in the Western Australian community. We operate over 35 different services across Metropolitan Perth and the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Our range of services allows us to provide most aspects of the wraparound support people need when experiencing complex challenges brought on by intergenerational trauma or situational crisis. UnitingCare West rebranded in 2020 and is now UnitingCare West trading as Uniting WA.
Short Back And Sidewalks
ABN 65607630473
Endorsed DGR Item 1
Through the act of giving free haircuts, Short Back & Sidewalks is creating positive connections with vulnerable and marginalised community members to build a stronger and more inclusive community.
Saint Margarets Homeless Foundation
The provision of support services to those who are socially marginalised in our community (experiencing homelessness).
Southern Peninsula Community Support
ABN 84221715977
Endorsed DGR Item 1
We provide:Crisis support & emergency reliefLow Income Support ServiceFamily Support ServiceLaundry & Shower ProgramAssertive Outreach Homeless connectionsFresh Food ProgramNeedle & Syringe ProgramTax HelpNo Income Loan Scheme (NILS)Employment Engagement ProgramCommunity Information
Bk 2 Basics Melbourne
ABN 15606937763
Endorsed DGR Item 1
Bk 2 Basics Melbourne provides a food service to disadvantaged families all over Melbourne. We also provide meals to the Community and the homeless community twice a week.
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Why do homeless services-focused charities and nonprofits need funds?

Homeless services focused charities and non-profits need funds because they provide vital services to people who are struggling to make ends meet. They often provide food, shelter, and clothing to people who would otherwise go without. They also offer other services like job training and placement, which can help people get back on their feet.

How could my donation help homeless services?

Your donation could help homeless services by funding programs that provide housing, food, and other necessities to those in need. Additionally, your donation could help support research to find new and more effective ways to address the issue of homelessness.

What are some ways donations are used to support homeless services?

Some of the ways that donations are used to support homeless services include providing temporary shelter, covering the cost of food and other necessary supplies, and assisting with job placement services. Additionally, many organizations that work with the homeless also accept financial donations to help cover their operational costs.

How do I know my donation is going to help homeless services?

The best way to ensure your donation is going to help homeless services is to do some research on the organization you are considering donating to. Find out how they use donations and what percentage of donations goes towards overhead costs. Also, try to find reviews from others who have donated to the organization in order to get a sense of where your money will be going.

How else can I support charities and nonprofits that focus on homeless services, aside from donations?

There are many ways to support charities and nonprofits that focus on homeless services, aside from donations. You can volunteer your time to help with events or initiatives, or donate items such as clothes, food, and toiletries. You can also raise awareness by sharing information about the charity or nonprofit on social media or through word-of-mouth.

Donate now to help end homelessness.

When you give to homeless services, you are investing in programs that help individuals and families get back on their feet. Your donations via Giveabl's API and plugins provide meals, shelter, and essential resources like job training and counseling. With your support, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

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