We are very grateful to the many schools that support us all year round. We are especially thankful for their help over the winter months during which we go through a lot of supplies.

In Far North Queensland and despite school holidays, St Augustine’s College students and staff attended our outreach. They came along with their generous donations of soup, noodles and blankets. Further south, our Caboolture coordinator, Helen visited St Benedict’s Primary School at Mango Hill to talk to the year 3’s about Rosies. Students were very interested in the Rosies story and asked lots of good questions. Students brought donations to the Rosies van, which quickly overflowed with outreach supplies. Meanwhile, our Gold Coast coordinator, Kathleen visited St Francis Xavier Primary School to collect non perishable food and instant coffee for our friends on the street.

Rosies Wynnum Manly hosted its first Christmas on the Street outreach this month. Students from Iona College donated some presents to handout to the homeless as ‘Christmas in July’ gifts.

In Brisbane Rod from McDonald’s Bracken Ridge paid us a visit at the local Homeless Connect. Rod has been regularly supporting Rosies Brisbane for over a year. Rod brought us an INCREDIBLE amount of coffee, tea, sugar, cups, napkins, cookies, drinking chocolate and heaps more.  Fingers & Forks and Priestley’s Gourmet Delights both made delicious donations of sandwiches/wraps/ burgers and yummy cheese cakes to hand out on the street. Our patrons loved them!