Rosies - Friends on the Street
Rosies provides unconditional acceptance and friendship to those who are marginalised within our community - especially those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or simply lonely.
5.6 million Australians, that is one in four of us, are lonely almost all of the time or on a regular basis.
66% seek friendship as a remedy to loneliness.
Rosies 1,280 volunteers provide 220 outreaches every month 30% of which are on the Gold Coast. Our teams are ‘on the street’ 52 weeks of the year, regular as clockwork.
Whilst many organisations provide health, accommodation and other services, there remains the basic human desire for friendship and unconditional acceptance during difficult times. Our wonderful Rosies volunteers do just that, providing a community of friendship and belonging.
Over 98% of our work is funded through kind donations from our local community.
You make a difference to real people
All participants are required to pledge a minimum of $35 above and beyond their event registration as fundraising. The good news is...we have made the fundraising easy! Simply click on the 'Start Fundraising' button and enter your details. Creating either an individual or team page takes about 6 minutes. Simply share the details (your unique fundraising page) with family, friends and work colleagues and ask them to contribute $$ towards your climb up Australia's tallest building. All monies raised through fundraising go directly towards Rosies' Friends on the Street and assisting homeless men and women on the Gold Coast.