As a like-minded community organisation, YellowBridge Qld recognise the importance of going homeless for a night to raise awareness of homelessness in Toowoomba and much needed funds to ensure the Basement Soup Kitchen can continue to provide lunch time meals, blankets, clothing and essential services to people who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness in Toowoomba. Please support our staff in their fundraising efforts so we may work together to support our local community.
To give hope to the homeless & have a glimpse of what they feel every night!
This is our 3rd year participating in Homeless for a Night.
We hold BASE Services close to our heart – as what Base Services does for our City is incredible. They bring awareness to real issues that are happening right here in our City. It’s such a sad reality that there are people tonight with no place to go, no bed to sleep in no food to eat, no safe haven.
We live in a rich blessed country, and we as a business want to give back as much as we can!
The more awareness that we can bring to people about the homeless and the crisis that people go through daily, the more opportunity we have as a community to come together and help people out.
As a mum of 2 young children, it’s extremely important to show them how to raise awareness and come together to help out those who need it. Showing them at an early age what can happen and how we can help is so very important.
Not everyone is privileged to have somewhere safe to sleep, or have something to eat. Not only are the people on our streets helpless, they are also hungry, scared and lonely. We need to do what we can in raising awareness and funding.
Because I was once homeless on the streets of Toowoomba and the Base helped me.
I have raised money on my previous sleepouts and would like to do so again.
To help get Toowoomba people off the streets sleeping safe and warm
I am privileged enough that I have never experienced sleeping rough or not knowing where my next meal will come from.
I would love to help in a small way. I especially would love to help those that have pets that sleep rough in Toowoomba, pets give so much love and comfort to their owners, they should have some comforts too.
I would love to be involved.
AS a family mediator at Catholic Care Social Services I work with lots of different families to empower them to meet the challenges of relationship breakdown, separation and c0-parenting.
Life doesn’t always go to plan and sometimes we all need a little extra support. I have been a proud supporter of Base Services by buying coffees from Kim, donating to the Christmas Hamper Appeal and doing the annual Hike for Homeless.
This year I want to up the ante and join Nat for the sleepout on 2nd August! I hope to raise vital funds to allow the Base to continue to do its amazing work.
THANK YOU for your support.
Homelessness is an important, and often overlooked component of every city in Australia, and I think we can do better to help those in need.
2021 # 5
This is my fifth year sleeping out. Base Services continue to provide those in the Toowoomba Community with the support they need each day. Support costs money and without the funds raised at events like Homeless for a Night those that need support would not be able to receive it.
As this is my fifth year I would love to raise $5,000 for Base Services. Your support will help me achieve this goal. xxj