Given that SJV is currently collecting for the Rosies Winter Appeal, I thought that as a
regular volunteer with Rosies, I would take the time to explain a little about the group
and what typically happens at a Rosies Outreach.Started by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (who also run Iona College) the focus of
Rosies is to offer friendship to those who are homeless, at risk, lonely or socially
isolated. The Outreach runs in several places around Queensland, including here in
Wynnum on Sunday, Wednesday & Friday nights as well as a daytime outreach on
Mondays.Volunteers with Rosies are rostered into teams and are asked to help out once a month.
Typically, we meet to get the urn hot and pack the van with food, blankets and
toiletries an hour before we go out on the street. At the outreach we set up some tables
and chairs and offer anyone who comes along a cold drink, coffee, tea or Milo and
perhaps something to eat such as noodles, cup-a-soups, biscuits or chocolate. The
evening is spent in conversation with people who come because they are often
homeless, lonely or socially isolated. Occasionally the stories people share can be
confronting and sad, but most often it is an evening of friendly conversation and laughs.
For many of the people who visit Rosies, this conversation or even food might be the
only ones they have that day.
So thank you to everyone who has donated items to the Rosies Winter Appeal, your
generous gifts are certainly used to help those less fortunate right here in our local
For the month of June we are asking families to donate the following goods:
If you would like to support Rosies by purchasing products from their online store,
please see the link below:https://rosiesbeaniecollective.company.site/
If you would like to learn more about Rosies, please see their newsletter https://