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Never short of a sheet

GENORISITY and kindness are the heart and soul of most charities, and Short of a Sheet is no different.

The Hobart charity began life in 2020 and continues to work towards making the lives of Hobart’s homeless easier, collecting donations and distributing them directly to people who are homeless, sleeping rough, in shelters or couch surfing.

With more than 1,600 people sleeping rough across Tasmania every night, Short of a Sheet’s work is vitally important.

Danni, a young woman with experience of homelessness leads the organisation alongside a group of dedicated volunteers and said they were always looking for donations.

“Short of a Sheet is always in need for donations of dry food goods, new toiletries, underwear and socks, new or as new towels, trackpants and t-shirts,” she said.

Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad collects donations for the charity at her office and said she was amazed by the generosity of the public.

“My office has received so many donations, the response from the Hobart community has been quite incredible,” she said.

“Danni and the other volunteers work incredibly hard to help those in need and I am proud to do my bit to help out.

“They have been so proactive in identifying a gap in what is needed in terms of services and support to homeless people and are working hard to address it.

“Homelessness in Tasmania is a real problem and I encourage everyone to help where they can to make the lives of those sleeping rough a bit easier.”

Short of a Sheet are currently on the lookout for more volunteers to help with weekly donation distributions.

For more information, visit the Short of a Sheet Facebook page.

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