The warmth of the heart goes through the cold Winter night

winter friends on the street
Steve and Julie have donated beautiful blankets for our #friendsonthestreet
this Winter.

Temperatures have dropped, but  it has neither deterred our volunteers  nor it has discouraged our many friends on the street to join us on outreach.

In fact, we have all been warmed by some amazing selfless gestures.  Steve and Julie beautifully illustrate it. Steve has been a quadriplegic for the past 8 years since a brain aneurysm. Yet, he  and Julie first thought of others when the cold nights arrived. Steve’s brain damage may restrict physical movement and speech, but there is  nothing wrong with his heart!

In the meantime, our Gold Coast drop in centre received the visit from Cheryl Cliff, chairperson of Wallboard Tools, as well as Jim, a committee member. They brought a large donation of biscuits, non perishable foods and hygiene packs. Rosies was also nominated Charity of Choice at VIVA Surfers Paradise’s Gospel Song with Jay Dupuis as Elvis. Some of our beautiful volunteers came along and got their photo taken with ‘the King’.  In Brisbane the St George Indian Orthodox Church led multiple outreach supplies drives  and Cosies for Rosies knitted a large number of beanies, scarves, and blankets. In Wynnum Manly Pizza Capers brought us some pizzas and drinks while we were outreaching.

VIVASurfersParadise
Rosies was charity of choice for the Gospel Songs with JAY DUPUIS AS ELVIS at VIVA Surfers Paradise an event enjoyed by our Rosies volunteers

All these donations have greatly appreciated by our many friends on the street. THANK YOU for them!

Once again Rosies’ schools have shown their fantastic support thanks to Our lady of the Way Catholic Primary School and Villanova College both in Brisbane. The first one organised a fundraiser to raise supplies or our outreaches. The school awarded two prizes for ‘Most Number of Products Donated’ and for ‘Tallest Tower Built’ with outreach supplies. Cuppa noodles seemed to be the best construction material in that  instance. Students at Villanova College organised a walk on the river at West End where they met with Rosies Brisbane Coordinator Sarah. Sarah spoke about the role of Rosies and its impact on our patrons. She shared her personal experience with Rosies. The College then made a significant donation of blankets and hygiene items to be distributed to our many friends.

Rosies would also like to thank Timeshare industry for a day on the golf course to raise funds to support Rosies. Their incredible support will keep an outreach going for a year. Thank you Laura and the team!