Are you the hero we’re looking for?
This year, you have the power to make a difference. Will you be a superhero for kids experiencing homelessness and hold a Heroes for Homelessness (H4H) Day at your school?
We’re calling on generous school communities across NSW to help children experiencing poverty, hunger and homelessness. Register your school today and hold a mufti-day and encourage everyone to dress as their favourite hero.
Donations raised by your school community can help provide essentials such as food, shelter, support and other services to help children and families experiencing hardship across NSW. What’s more, you’ll be providing kids in need with a safe place to sleep and enough to eat, especially as we go into the colder months.
Your H4H Day is as easy as 1, 2, 3…
Step 1: Set a date for your H4H Day any time between now and National Homelessness (1-7 August). Promote your mufti-day and requests for donations at assemblies by sending notes to the homes of your students, posting on social media and including it in your newsletters.
Step 2: Collect donations and send to Wesley Mission to help children and families facing homelessness and hunger.
Step 3: Take photos of your students dressed up as their favourite hero and upload them onto your social media channels, using the hashtags #heroesforhomelessness and #H4H.
This year, the top three schools that raise the most funds will win a gift card generously provided by Bing Lee who is also supporting our Specialist Homeless Services with goods.*
How donations raised by your school can help families in need:
$150 can buy family supplies when transitioning from homelessness (blankets, pillows, basic cookware and kitchenware).
$320 can provide families with essential groceries so they don’t go hungry.
$400 can pay for a child’s breakfast for a school term (i.e. $40 a week x 10 weeks of a school term).
$805 can provide a week of accommodation, meals and support to families whose mum or dad have lost their job.
You can also show your support by making a donation today.
Register today and get helpful resources to make your H4H Day a success. Please complete the registration form below to participate in this year’s campaign and one of our fundraising team members will be in touch with you.
*The top school will receive a $1,000 Bing Lee gift card and the 2nd and 3rd school to raise the most funds will receive a $250 Bing Lee gift card.