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Because sleeping rough is tough

FAQs

How can I get Street Swags for my Community?

Street Swags are distributed throughout Australia via established charities and grass roots organisations. If you would like to order some swags for your organisation you can download the order form from this website or email info@streetswags.org

Why not housing?

Ideally we would love all those in need and at risk to be in supported accommodation. In the mean time, Street Swags are about keeping the maximum number of people alive. Swags are just the first step, there is a great deal more work to be done and we are looking forward to being part of that.

 

What are Street Swags made from?

Our canvas is made by Wax Converters in NSW. They are the leading outdoor fabric manufacturers in Australia. They produce most of the fabrics used in the Australian and New Zealand camping industry. They also supply many other countries, because their finishing and waterproofing is so superior. Click here for more information.

Our special, light weight canvas 'Coolabah' is often used for tenting and making campervans. 

Our 35mm, high density foam matresses come from Dyman Foams in QLD, a household mattress and furniture manufacturer.

Can I volunteer?

We have a huge work force in Nudgee College who roll and package nearly all our Street Swags, as part of their 'social justice' program. Similarly other schools collect hygiene packs and make blankets. We have older community groups who knit winter essentials. Most of our distribution is taken care of by a vast number of organisations including, The St. Vincent de Paul Society, The Salvation Army and Mission Australia. So we seldom have need for volunteers in the making and distribution of swags. However, we always need people to help raise funds!

If you think you have specific skills which you feel would be of use to us and you can self motivate, please send us your details and some information about how you can help and we will be in contact.

Can I come and visit?

Prisons, schools and homeless services aren’t set up for regular visitors. However, Nudgee College does have occasional open days