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Doona drive helps the homeless

GOODMAN Conveyancing owner Kate Goodman spends her days helping people buy their own home.

As another cold Tasmanian winter begins, however, the stark contrast between those with homes and those without is hard for her to ignore.

“During the recent staff meeting we decided to help Tasmanians who are homeless or struggling to keep warm this winter,” Ms Goodman said.

“We’ve given ourselves a target that for the entire month of June we will donate one blanket per settlement to the St Vincent De Paul (Vinnies) Winter Appeal.

“We’re hoping to be able to present Vinnies with at least 300 blankets and make a huge difference to the quality of life for many struggling Tasmanians.”

Homelessness affects 1579 Tasmanians and 15 per cent are children under the age of 12.

Affecting men, women and children from all walks of life, the most common causes are financial difficulties, domestic violence and an accommodation crisis.

Southern regional manager for the St Vincent De Paul Society Marina Campbell said during the winter months the society struggled to keep up with the great number of calls for assistance for doonas and blankets.

“We are very grateful for the assistance of Goodman Conveyancing,” she said.

Blanket and doona donations will be accepted between 9am-5pm weekdays at the office of Goodman Conveyancing at Level 9, 39 Murray Street, Hobart.

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