Swags for Homeless
The Community Action Sleepout is an annual event to raise funds to assist local homeless people. The funds raised has assisted in purchasing swags to distribute to people who have no accommodation. Homelessness in our community is an ongoing issue! It’s never too late to help out – donate a swag. All funds donated are tax deductible and will directly assist homeless people.
Every little bit helps:
- $19 will purchase a purpose-designed polar fleece sleeping bag
- $90 will purchase a Backpack Bed (swag)
- $110 will purchase a set of Backpack Bed and polar fleece sleeping bag
Secure online donations can be made at our GiveNow site:
Donations can also be accepted by cash, cheque or direct deposit.
- Cash or cheques can be accepted at either our Housing Service at 22 Nash Street, Gympie or at our Youth Service at 24 Lawrence Street, Gympie.
- Cheques can be posted to PO Box 659, Gympie Qld 4570 (please do not post cash). Please make cheques payable to: Community Action Inc
- Direct deposit – for our direct deposit details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 54828959 and ask to speak with a Finance Officer.
Please be sure to provide your details and purpose of the donation so that we can issue you with a tax receipt.
Swags are purchased through Swags for the Homeless, a community charity who designed and produce the Backpack Bed. Visit their website for more information: www.swags.org.au
Australia Day Hero Award: In 2015, Swags for the Homeless honoured Community Action with their Australia Day Hero Award for Charity of the Year. This honour is an annual announcement reserved only for those who have shown outstanding passion towards the Swags for Homeless cause and to homelessness.
Are you homeless and need a swag or do you know of someone who needs a swag?
Swags are available from:
Community Action Housing Service – 22 Nash Street, Gympie (Phone: 07 5482 8959)
Need Housing Now?
Call Homeless Persons Information Qld: 1800 474 753