Rosies on the Sunshine Coast was excited to be this year’s charity of choice of the amazing Mooloolaba Yacht Club’s Christmas Parade. Hundreds of people came to the Sunshine Coast to assist in a beautiful parade. Some of our volunteers wore their red shirts and walk among the masses to welcome people. They also had donation tins for those who wished to make a donation and support the local Rosies branch. The event was a great success and brought a smile to people’s faces.

 Woolworths at Mayfair Village on Manly nominated Rosies as charity of choice for their community day. Staff members wore the Rosies uniform and customers were encouraged to purchase some much needed outreach supplies for the Rosies Bayside branch.

Our Logan branch partnered with Harmony on Carmody Café to offer a Christmas meal at the venue to as many of our friends on the street as possible. Patrons at the café were invited to buy a bauble to be hung on the shop’s Christmas tree. Baubles were handed out by Rosies Logan Central to our friends who could then trade it for a meal at the café. No less than 40 people enjoyed a Christmas dinner.  

Other organisations led some very much appreciated outreach supplies drive. Marvellous Mature Women in Logan collected 90 hygiene packs, while the Hilton Brisbane and Novotel at Surfers Paradise donated toiletries to their respective branches. Max employment and the Potts family organised their respective Christmas drive for Rosies.

We would simply not be able to do what we do without the support of our local communities. Without you we could not organise our Christmas on the Street celebration for instance.

Our Christmas on the street series kicked off in our new Brisbane North branch. Students from Padua College brought some beautiful hampers to be handed out to our patrons. About 350 people joined our annual Christmas Party in Southport. Rosies celebrated Christmas with our patrons throughout our thirteen branches.