Help spread warmth

For many of us, the cooler weather signals the need to bring out our winter doonas, turn up the heating or buy a new jacket to stay warm and dry. Sadly for many people, these simple comforts are out of reach.

That’s why Uniting Vic.Tas is calling for the support of people across the state to help bring some much-needed warmth to the most vulnerable in our community.

As part of this year’s Wyndham Winter Local Appeal, Uniting Vic.Tas is calling on people to dig deep and donate – just $30 is enough to buy a new blanket or jacket for someone doing it tough.

Crippling cost of living pressures are contributing to a growing number of people becoming homeless, with many more at risk of becoming in the coming months. Uniting Vic.Tas said that this winter they want to keep as many people as they can rugged up and sheltered.

Uniting Vic.Tas Appeal Coordinator Deborah Gorsuch said the Appeal would not only help people sleeping rough, but also support children and families living in poverty and in need.

“This is a time of great uncertainty. Costs are rising, people are struggling, and we know it’s always the most disadvantaged people in our community who are hardest hit, especially during the colder months,” Ms Gorsuch said.

“There are more people living on the streets, in cars and in poverty having to make impossible choices between the basics such as paying the rent and putting food on the table.

“We’re asking people to contribute what they can. Your donations will make a real difference to children and families that are really struggling.”

Donations of new blankets, swags, tents, bedding including pillows, doonas, winter clothes, thermal flasks and non-perishable food can be made to during business hours at Uniting Wyndham, 1-3 Duncans Road, Werribee.

You can also buy an e-gift card and e-mail it to To donate online or for more information on how you can help, go to