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Because sleeping rough is tough

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WHAT WE DO

A bag with room for extra belongings, the street swag is made of super lightweight waterproofed canvas with a high-density foam mattress. It offers its users a degree of comfort, warmth and protection from the weather.

Designed for those living on the streets, its discrete appearance and camouflage colours, offer some safety for those who need to be invisible. Street swags has empowered and brought together all levels of community. Corporate, and private entities donate funds to sponsor the street swags.

  • Prisoners sew, gaining work readiness skills and qualifications.
  • School children roll and package street swags with hygiene packs and on occasions knitted winter essentials.
  • Numerous aid organisations, hospitals, community groups and volunteers distribute them across Australia.

This is how we were able to respond so quickly to the Victorian bush fire disaster, with the help of the Salvation Army we had people bedded within hours of the fires hitting.

 

Aussie Summer Appeal

Donate today and provide warmth and safety.

While we celebrate a new year and bask in these summer days we always need to remember others in our community who have fallen on hard times.This summer we are receiving a huge influx in orders because of the weather conditions. We have agencies, churches, and not for profits all over Australia reaching out trying to get as many swags as possible, because those that are sleeping rough need shade protection during the day from the current heat wave and at night need to keep dry from the summer storms and wild weather. Our new Matilda swag has been designed with a 2mtr section of pullout canvas that can be used as a temporary shade structure during the day to allow the rough sleeper to stay cool and at night it converts to a completely waterproof shelter allowing them to stay dry and warm. This Summer we need to look after those in our community that are doing it tough. So Lets again band together and make as many Matilda's as possible and help as many rough sleepers escape the heat and stay dry this summer.