Brains On!

With one week to go till Brains for Blankets, the team has been working long into the night to prepare for what will be an awesome trivia night.  We are in the process of preparing wonderful prizes generously donated by friends of 300 Blankets.  We can’t wait for next Saturday – 2nd of June, when we will have our next opportunity to raise much needed funds to purchase blankets for the homeless.  Brains for Blankets will be a great trivia night with raffles, silent auctions, mini games and prizes.

There is only one table left at Brains for Blankets.  If you would like to participate in the trivia night next week, register your team of up to 10 now!  We can’t wait to see you next week.

300 Blankets presents Brains for Blankets

300 Blankets is proud to announce our second fundraising event for 2012, Brains for Blankets. Brains for Blankets is a trivia and games night to be held at Sofias Pizza House in Camberwell. The events team at 300 Blankets have lined up some awesome questions to test your wits, great games and raffle prizes to test your skills and luck.

Due to unexpected demands for tables, teams of up to 10 are highly recommended to register ASAP. Don’t miss out on a fun filled night supporting the homeless community. There are only a few tables left!

Brains for Blankets

Date: Saturday, 2nd June 2012
Venue: Sofia’s Pizza House – 857 Burke Rd, Camberwell
Time: Arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
Cost per person: $25.00 (+$0.30 booking fee)

Brains for Blankets is going to continue the 300 Blankets fundraising initiative in 2012. See you and your friends all there on the night!

Our first event – Music for Blankets, raised 842 blankets!

The team at 300 Blankets would like to thank everyone who came and supported Music for Blankets on the 12th of May 2012.  The musicians who performed on the night were absolutely sensational! Atkinson Jones; Sophea Hay and Joanna Tran; Graham and Sinead Horne; Joel Velasco, Christian Velasco and Rupert Lugo; Yu Lin and Nathan Liow; Marlon Winterborne; and The Keiths! performed unforgettable sets in front of a full house!

Over 240 people came to support the first 300 Blankets event. Through ticket sales, the BBQ and raffles, we are excited to announce that our supporters have so far helped raise 842 blankets for the homeless community! From a dream of raising 300 blankets in early 2012, this is an absolutely incredible result! We at 300 Blankets would like to thank all the volunteers, performers and artists, Hanover and St Vincent de Paul Society, and sponsors involved in making the night a huge success.

A special thank you to Tony Keenan – CEO of Hanover, for making an inspiring speech about homelessness in Melbourne and the wonderful work done at Hanover.

If you would like to share your photos and videos taken from the night, please send them to 300blankets.events@gmail.com.

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Music for Blankets, 5pm Saturday 12th May – as featured in mX

Featured on page 4 of yesterday’s mX, 300 Blankets will be holding its first fundraising event tomorrow in a spectacular fashion.

Music for Blankets will be held at Fabrique Bar – 272 City Road, with doors opening at 5:00pm. We have an awesome line up of amazing musicians and bands, beautiful artwork on display and a fundraising sausage sizzle.

Arrive early, and stay with us for the evening. Each of the talented performers brings something unique and special to the evening – you will not want to miss out!

Tickets can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com/BJPB or at the door.

Music for Blankets this Saturday, 12 May 2012

We’re super excited! Everything is set for what will be an amazing night of performances, artwork and community warmth. 

Doors open at 5:00 and performances start at 5:30 so make sure you are there early to not miss out on anything.  Tickets can still be purchased at http://www.trybooking.com/BJPB or at the door.

To make sure you don’t go hungry on the night, we’ll be holding a sausage sizzle at the back of Fabrique. The good people at FaresShare and 7 DAY BAKERY have generously donated food that we’ll be serving all night long. So don’t forget to bring your gold coin donations and grab a bite to eat!

About FareShare

FareShare is a small, not-for-profit community organisation operating on a very small budget, and with no operational funding from government. But through the tremendous passion and commitment of staff, volunteers and supporters, continues to increase the amount of food rescued and nutritious meals prepared and given away to charities.  FareShare provides free, tasty, nutritious meals to the hungry using donated food not needed by supermarkets, farmers and markets and will be providing the sausages and condiments for the Music for Blankets fundraising sausage sizzle.

 

About 7 DAY BAKERY

7 DAY BAKERY has been a fantastic supporter of 300 Blankets and will be providing the bread for the sausage sizzle. Specialising in freshly baked breads, cakes and sweets – they can be found at 17 Brentford Square, Forrest Hill.

300 Blankets proudly supporting St Vincent de Paul Society

The journey of 300 Blankets began with a meeting with Brian, a manager of a soup van for St Vincent de Paul.  It was in the discussion with Brian that we learnt that the Vinnies soup vans operate every night of the year to support and feed the disadvantaged.  On any given night, one soup van serves between 50 to 300 people.  Being inspired by the amazing efforts of the soup van team, we decided that we too have to play our part to assist the homeless.

Last year, Vinnies donated 10,000 blankets to the homeless community.  However, as the demand for blankets out weighed the supply of donated blankets, they had no choice but to begin purchasing their own blankets to provide to the homeless.  This year, 300 Blankets is proud to announce that we will assist Vinnies by donating a portion of the blankets raised at our events to their organisation.

In addition to participating in our fundraising events, we’re proud to announce that St. Vincent de Paul will have collection bins available at both of our events. Come along to the events, bring your old/new blankets and donate them directly to this amazing organisation.  If you would like to start donating your blankets now, all Vinnies stores are more than happy to receive washed/dry cleaned blankets all year.