LOCAL charity group Rosies has reported a significant rise of more than 30 per cent in the number of new homeless people across the city.
Long time volunteer with the group, Paul Whewell said with winter starting to bite hard the timing couldn’t be more crucial for the community to come together and extend a helping hand.
Rosies has increased the number of hot meals it’s providing, but it needs the community to help by donating blankets.
To participate in this cause, individuals are encouraged to donate either new or used blankets which can be dropped off at the office of State Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard at 125 Brisbane Rd, between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
“The blanket drive presents a powerful opportunity for us to come together as a community and show compassion towards those facing homelessness,” Ms Howard said.
“Together, we can make a meaningful impact and bring warmth to the lives of those in need.”