A recent study reveals  that women over 55 years are increasingly at risk of becoming homeless in Australia.* The need for hygiene items is high. All of our branches are running short of plastic roll-on deodorants.  Rosies has been calling the community to come to the rescue.

Many heard our calls. We received support from young heroes such as Jaylan in Toowoomba and the Magnificent Year 7 in Cairns. Pupils and their teachers made up over 70 hygiene packs to support their local Rosies branch. Meanwhile, St Mary’s Catholic College Senior Students planned and collected many cuppa noodles and blankets for our friends on the street in Far North Queensland.

On the Gold Coast, our friends from Bikers Making a Difference came to support the branch by donating more toiletry items and blankets. Despite all those fabulous efforts we are struggling to meet the demand and are still in much need of more hygiene items.

*Women over 55 years are now the fastest growing homeless people in Australia, The Financial Review, August 20 2018