Off Your Back

Off Your Back winter coat drive

Off Your Back

At the turn of June 1, winter suddenly hit Melbourne and it got perpetually colder, which means Off Your Back needs the clothes off your back for their winter coat drive.

We allenjoy, as a given, having heating, a roof over our heads and clothes to keep us warm outside but for some people, especially kids, those things are a luxury that they can't afford.

On any given night in Victoria, there about 2618 homeless children under 12, with parents. On top of that there are 4663 homeless children between 12 and 18 without a parent, and 2401 homeless youth aged 19 to 24.

Off Your Back wants to help, by asking you to sort through your closet, which probably needs a bit of a clearing out anyway, and grabbing that 80's footy duffle coat or the big-old-blue bomber jacket and taking it to one of a couple of close-by pick up points.

All sorts of coats are required (not just the daggy ones) - men's, women's and children's, as many as you can muster.

Drop off points are in the following locations...

1. MARS (Melbourne Art Rooms) 418 Bay St, Port Melbourne

2. LYGON COURT 333 Drummond St, Carlton Drop off - Car Park Attendant

3. YARRAVILLE SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE Cnr High St & Williamstown Rd Yarraville Drop off at BiLo

4. BAKERY HILL SHOPPING CENTRE Victoria St, Ballarat Drop off at BiLo

5. RUSDEN HOUSE 662 Blackburn Rd, Clayton Drop off at Reception

6. TONIC 13 Martin Street St Kilda

7. SANDY 103 Tooronga Rd, Malvern

8. JANE RODWELL 43 Mercer St Queenscliff

9. EQ CAF BAR Dure Dara100 St Kilda Rd Melbourne

10. FOLLY FARM 13 Cards Lane Olinda

1 1. ARTS CENTRE cloak room

Please support the Off Your Back winter coat appeal on now, and email any enquiries to

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