This week is a little different. We want to help a small group of homeless men in Newcastle, Australia.
A homeless shelter has been given the rights to a new boarding house, where a few of the men will be able to live. Each man will have his own bedsit unit, which will be absolutely life changing for them. Unfortunately, the bedsits will not be furnished.
The woman managing it all is trying to put together some 'starter packs' for the men with basics such as towels, bed linen, blankets, cutlery, crockery etc. But budgets are tight, and she said the stigma of homelessness sometimes makes it difficult for them to find what they need.
"One of the hardest hurdles we have in this industry is that a lot of people have the perception that homeless people are all drug addicts, don't wash and beg on the streets. The reality of homelessness is that it affects all different kinds of people, from all walks of life."
Some of their stories are tragically sad, and all have been working so hard to get their lives back on track. Let's help to give them a fresh start in their new home, and make the whole experience a very positive and exciting one for them.