Pyjama Day – Raising awareness for the Homeless

MY HOMELESS STORY

Dear diary,

I am all alone, sleeping on the street all night. I could not afford to pay the rent for my house, that’s why I’m here. People have been walking past, ignoring me. I feel very depressed not having any food or water. Sometimes, people tease me by eating right in front of me and throwing the crumbs from their food. As my writing is very messy, I haven’t written a sign to tell people that I need help because I think they won’t understand it. I am also feeling very sick because of this cold weather, and can’t afford any medicine. Yesterday, three kids came up to me and gave me what they called a “Homeless Swag” which was a bed that folded up into a backpack. They said that they had been saving up $85 to buy it. I couldn’t thank them enough, they had made such a big impact on my life!

from Peter V

PJ day-Homelessness

Dear Diary,

Happy New Year!

This is my second year of being homeless. I’ve been homeless for two years and nobody has helped me. It’s terrible. I am living on a couch under a tree in the park. Two years ago I was happily running a flower shop until I went broke and was kicked out by my landlord. My shop used to be called Charlotte and Bridie’s Flowers and now it is called Woolworths. My friend Charlotte at least had a husband and a family to go home to but I had nowhere. At the time I was living in a flat above the shop but now I can’t afford it. It’s so sad that people all around the country are becoming homeless. There are now 105,237 people all around the country who are homeless and nearly half of them are under 25. It is a hard life for a 35 year old like me but even harder for families with children. I really wish somebody would do something about it.

From Bridie
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Pyjama Day

Pyjama Day is a great way to raise awareness about the Homeless and help raise funds for the Charities that support them. Today everyone left their school uniforms at home and dressed in pyjamas and onesies. We are very grateful for our warm beds and comfortable homes but realise that not everyone is as fortunate.
We hope that through our actions today we are helping to make life more comfortable for those who live on the streets. http://www.melbournecitymission.org.au/get-involved/our-current-appeals/campaign/ella’s-story-winter-appeal

Pyjama Day

Today was Pyjama Day at school and everyone arrived dressed in their pyjamas. At school we also shared breakfast which was scrumptious strawberry jam toast. It was very funny seeing everyone looking like they just got out of bed but we do it for a very good cause.
We all make a donation to the Melbourne City Mission to raise awareness and money for the Homeless people. Many people around Melbourne are homeless.
This can be caused by family breakdowns, loss of jobs, physical verbal or mental abuse. It is difficult for us to imagine what life on the streets would be like. We hope that our small action today will help to make a difference in someone’s life.