Christmas Appeal

Melbourne Period Project invite you to take part in our annual Christmas appeal. This year, we're looking to source and fill 200 backpacks for 200 people experiencing homelessness.

Backpacks are significantly more functional for people sleeping rough and can be filled with an array of useful items. You can donate just a backpack, or something to put in it. We'll get them all together, fill them up and hand them to our agencies and friends on the street at Christmas time.

Street Stories: Reality and Hypocrisy.

Street Stories: Reality and Hypocrisy.

We make Period Packs here at MPP, and we make lovely toiletries packs. We also supply blankets and sleeping bags to those experiencing homelessness and we support those in crisis accommodation. These are all good things, and we’re proud of what we do, really proud. We’re all volunteers and we’re doing a great job. But, none of this is doing anything to solve the problem of homelessness and the epidemic that is occurring right around our country.

Street Stories - Sorry

Street Stories: Sorry
Yesterday was national Sorry Day, where as a nation we say sorry for the forced removal of children and the pain and suffering inflicted on Indigenous peoples by the hands of the Government at the time.
As an Indigenous woman, and founder of this charity, a charity that provides sanitary items and supports people experiencing homelessness, Sorry Day is a day of increased significance to me.

Menstrual Cups and Homelessness

We often get people messaging or emailing asking us whether we have thought about offering menstrual cups or reusable cloth pads to the women and Transmen we support. In short, yes we have! However there are several reasons why we don’t offer these as an option. Though we welcome the question as it allows us to explain a little more on what the experience of homelessness is actually like. Please note, this post is not at all meant to be condescending, we’re just trying to paint a picture of what life is like out there when you’re living on the streets.