1000 Blankets for Brisbane via #CEOsleepoutAU

BlanketsforBrisbaneOn any given night in Australia more than 105,000 people are homeless. According to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust 4,324 people in Brisbane are homeless, with 1,943 living in Inner City Brisbane.

Cameron Van Balen, Managing Director of Laundry Australia, Home Laundry and Plus Dry Cleaners has set himself a grand challenge.  Not only is he particupating in the 2015 St Vincent de Paul’s CEO Sleepout hoping to raise over $5000, but he wants Brisbane to donate 1000+ Blankets for Brisbane – freshly laundered of course!

Blankets for Brisbane is a great and practical way to support the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society who strive to make life more liveable for those who find themselves homeless.

It is easy, simply donate an old blanket from home to the Blankets for Brisbane appeal, and make this winter a little warmer for Brisbane’s homeless. Here are three ways you can get involved:

  • donate a blanket for Brisbane at any Plus Dry Cleaners store in Brisbane.  There are location in Brisbane City, Carindale, Fortitude Valley, Toobul, Yeronga and more….
  • support Blankets for Brisbane‘s Cam Van Balen in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, or
  • make a donation online direct to St Vincent de Paul

For more information, visit the Blankets for Brisbane website or follow them on facebook.

Dont have a blanket to donate?  Here are some other ways you can help:
SHARE this post on your network and encourage your friends to get involved
HOST a blanket collection at your school, family BBQ, work place, exercise group or mothers group
BUY a new blanket to donate, you can pick up new blankets at Kmart for as little as $5

Your kindness and warmth will make a difference this winter – lets help Cam raise the 1000+ blankets for Brisbane!


ps charityspam is now on facebook – I hope you like me!


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I love helping charities and not-for-profits. I am a fundraiser by day and a community do-gooder by night. I often get caught up in great charitable projects and fundraisers, of which I attempt to encourage (some call this spam) others to get involved - hence the name charityspam! My background is in corporate social responsibility and marketing, and I work as a fundraiser/consultant for Social Money Solutions www.socialmoney.com.au ENJOY! Please subscribe and help spread the word!
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3 Responses to 1000 Blankets for Brisbane via #CEOsleepoutAU

  1. louise gough says:

    It’s a great cause – thanks for highlighting it Tara.

  2. belleofaday says:

    Thanks Tara for highlighting this – it’s a great cause.

  3. belleofaday says:

    You should get everyone you know to go on to her Facebook page and share on Facebook including cam and all his friends.


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