Tonight, 20,000 Queenslanders are homeless. Nearly half are women.*
Over 40% are aged 25 or under. More than 3,500 of those are kids 12 or under.*
Sharing Friendship creates Belonging. Rosies reaches out to those most in need, those people who are abandoned, marginalized, socially isolated within our communities.
Every week of the year, 20 teams of Rosies' volunteers are out on the street, at the drop-in centre, in the court or at prison. 285 wonderful Gold Coast Rosies volunteers (1,150 Qld-wide) are always there.
Rosies is funded through the generous support of our local community. Individuals, schools, community groups and businesses provide cups and coffee, toiletries and cordial, blankets and meals.
Rosies started on the Gold Coast in 1987. We are the longest serving community organisation supporting the Gold Coast Schoolies Week safety program. Our patron, Sir Peter Cosgrove says “My wife and I have supported Rosies for more than a decade, and have seen first hand Rosies’ army of volunteers making a difference on the streets and off the streets”.
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.