How to have a #cuppa4rosies

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Tonight, 20,000 Queenslanders are homeless. Nearly half are women. Over 40% are aged 25 or under, more than 3,500 of those are kids 12 and under.

As Tyler’s* story in our Spring 2016 newsletter highlights, most of these children are not homeless by choice. It is their only option. Often they are hidden. Children who are experiencing homelessness are almost always in a family group, most likely with a single mother. Lack of affordable housing and domestic and family violence are two of the key reasons for homelessness. For a child, homelessness often means missing out on many of the things we take for granted. Every one of us, particularly our children, deserve support in times of need.

Did you know your donation of just $5 right now will provide a cuppa for a friend? You can also hold your own #cuppa4rosies event with your family, friends, and colleagues too. Have fun, create awareness, and raise funds.

1. Decide your initiative

Check out our ideas for  Getting you started. Make sure you read our Guidelines that include reminders of your responsibilities.

2. Pledge your support

Complete and return your fundraising initiative proposal form to ensure you have a letter of authority before you start. Every initiative must be registered.

3. Hold your initiative

Have fun and spread the word – start your own cuppa4rosies event. Simply follow the  Go Fundraise instructions to set up your page.  Use our  poster/flyer, post social media tiles, and Tips & Tricks on Resources for you page.

4. Return funds/goods

Complete and return your initiative summary form, which includes details for making your donation, and arranging for tax receipts.

5. Tell us your story!

We would love to hear from you to promote and say thanks for your initiative. Send us a photo with your consent form.

To protect the privacy of our friends that Rosies supports, names may have been changed, stories summarised, and pictorial models used.

Get involved

Find out how you can get involved or contact Rosies.