New Friends: Aruga announces Rosies as its Inaugural Charity Partner

Aruga Team

Aruga is pleased to announce leading community organisation Rosies Friends on the Streets (Rosies) as its charity partner in 2023. 

For over three decades, Rosies and its dedicated volunteers have created connections with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  

Over 1,400 dedicated Rosies’ volunteers spend time each month forging friendships with vulnerable Queenslanders to alleviate the often-unseen burden of loneliness and social isolation. 

Aruga is delighted to work alongside Rosies to provide strategic and practical support to raise the profile of its work throughout Queensland communities. 

Aruga Co-Founder and Strategic Partner Donna Kramer said Aruga was excited to have the opportunity to elevate the work of Rosies. 

The dedicated team at Aruga

“We are seeing the number of people facing homelessness continuing to rise in Australia. Though the need for valuable services such as accommodation is important, compassion for those facing vulnerability in their living arrangements is essential too,” Kramer said. 

“Rosies’ work in offering friendship and unconditional acceptance to those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or experiencing social isolation or loneliness has never been more important.  

“We are honoured to come alongside Rosies to increase the profile of their important work and garner further support for their activities.” 

Adam Brunes, Co-Founder and Creative Partner of Aruga, said the team was looking forward to engaging with Rosies professionally and personally. 

“We have already had team members participating in voluntary activities with Rosies to gain first-hand experience of their work,” Brunes said.  

“We look forward to facilitating further pathways for our team to get involved beyond what we are offering through our creative services.” 

Rosies Chief Executive Officer Jayne Shallcross said the organisation was incredibly excited to work with the Aruga team. 

“As a small organisation, we rely heavily on our partners to help spread the word about our work with vulnerable people in our community,” Shallcross said.  

“We are blessed to have not only the expertise of the Aruga team but also their passion – they truly understand the value of connection and friendship – and we look forward to working with them this year to achieve wonderful outcomes for our patrons and volunteers.