A 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: www.streetswags.org