It is heartbreaking that homelessness and hunger is still around in the 21st Century. It shouldn’t be, but it is. Thanks to the selfless work of the thousands of compassionate people who give their time and support at charities in every country; many less fortunate people will receive help today.

We ask that you pledge the money you don’t normally spend on food during your 7 day challenge to one of these charities – or one that you would like to support. When you join the challenge, don’t forget to nominate the amount you will pledge and to which charity you will donate it too. Better still – send us a photo of yourself fronting up to the charity with cash in hand and we’ll feature it on our website and social media.

Charity Suggestions – Australia

Choose one of our recommended charities, or select your favourite local charity that supports the homeless.


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OzHarvest collects quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 800 charities in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth as well as regional areas.

Orange Sky Laundry

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Orange Sky Laundry is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for the homeless operating in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart. It does over 6.9 tonnes of laundry every week (washing and drying) and the volunteers have over 1,300 hours of positive and genuine conversations every week with the homeless whilst they wait for their fresh clothes.

Charity Suggestions – USA

The Teen Project is the charity I helped during my stay in Venus Beach. Please donate the money you saved during your challenge to them, or nominate your favourite local homeless charity.

The Teen Project

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The Teen Project is a parent to the parentless. It provides teens aging out of the foster care system, and hundreds of homeless youth who come from all over the United States, with all of the resources and support of an intact family. The Venice PAD (Protection and Direction) Drop in center provides safe housing, education and job obtainment.