Founded in June of 2015, Blessing Bags is a Melbourne based initiative that believes strongly in creating equality for all. Our primary focus is to offer people in need (mainly the homeless and marginalized) with bags full off essentials such as dental care, hygiene products and food items. We also pack the bags with something special and a note ensuring love, and ideally inspiring hope. We work together in providing a judgement-free service, as we're well aware, sometimes times are tough, but people are people nonetheless and no matter their background or current situation, they always deserve a helping hand.
There are more than 22,500 homeless people across Victoria.
Our aim is to ensure that as many as possible have access to the small essential items that most of us take for granted. It's with the smallest of kind gestures that many people find hope and inspiration to believe in a world of possibilities. Sometimes we are faced with the toughest challenges but it is important for everyone to know that they are not alone, and it is our aspiration to help pave the way for people to find their feet and their path forward.
The initiative thrives on many helping hands and offers every individual the opportunity to GET INVOLVED. With an abundance of activities in place, we have taken into account that some people may be time poor and others may not be in the best financial situation themselves, so we have developed a community-based scheme in which locals are able to take part in a way that suits them. Much like a big ship, Blessing Bags relies on a strong team and support network, and with each level of support, you can help us guide our ship in the right direction.
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In 3.5 years, our passionate team
has distributed over 9,000 Blessing Bags to those in need across Melbourne.
Get involved in a Bagging Up or Distribution Day with our friendly team. We welcome any one who is willing to help us make a difference.
Make a physical donation of essential toiletries, or consider making a monetary contribution.
Every little bit helps!
Our team are always running fundraisers and thinking of innovative ways to get the community and more volunteers involved!
What is in a Blessing Bag?
Travelled sized items are placed in a snap lock bag with a thoughtful note handwritten by one of our volunteers
FOOD ITEM SUCH
AS A MUESLI BAR
Email us for all enquiries or to get involved in one of our Team Days or Events