Club Rivers donates sleeping bags for Sydney’s homeless

Warm gesture: Volunteers from Club Rivers CRcommuniTEAM delivering sleeping bags last night at Sydney’s 24/7 Street Kitchen and Safe place at Martin Place.
Warm gesture: Volunteers from Club Rivers CRcommuniTEAM delivering sleeping bags last night at Sydney’s 24/7 Street Kitchen and Safe place at Martin Place.

Some of Sydney’s homeless will be a little bit warmer this winter thanks the generosity of staff at Club Rivers.

Club Rivers wanted to make a difference to the homeless this winter, so they collected sleeping bags to be donated to the homeless in the city.

A total of 35 of the club’s managers and staff each donated a sleeping bag valued at $30 from their pay this week to be given to the homeless.

Club Rivers CRcommuniTEAM volunteers were able to personally delivered the sleeping bags last night at Sydney’s 24/7 Street Kitchen and Safe place’ located in Martin Place to some of the homeless in need this winter.

The 24/7 Street Kitchen and Safe Place supports not only 35 homeless living in the shelter but also gives food and other necessities to homeless persons all over the city.

This community space provides people with safety and food to help them try to get back on their feet again. It is run entirely by the homeless community, volunteers and donations from local businesses, community groups and individuals.

Staff member Kathy was very moved by the whole experience.

“Being able to personally deliver our sleeping bags to individuals who need them most was very moving,” she said.

“It is amazing to see how an experience like this can bring people together from all different walks of life. I got to meet some fantastic people.”

The 24/7 Street Kitchen and Safe Place are open to all donations of food, clothing, blankets to help the city’s homeless this winter.