street-swag.jpgA finalist in this year’s Australian of the Year awards, Jean Madden, a young mother, is helping her country’s 100,000 homeless brace for another winter by providing warm, comfortable waterproof roll-up beds. The Street Swags are sewn by prisoners, packaged by  Catholic school boys and paid for with public donations.

She came up with the idea of the bags while watching a documentary on homelessness that highlighted the negative effects lack of sleep and sleeping on cement had on physical and mental health. (The Age has the full story ) Thanks to Andy S. for submitting the inspiring link! … Donate at the Web Address:

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