Update: 16 Jan 2020 - Over 2000 homes have now been lost with 1000's and 1000's of people left homeless. Whole towns are being wiped out. These catastrophic fires are creating a whole new homeless. Help us do something to help them...
This is a catastrophe of EPIC proportions. The human cost is unimaginable. How will people rebuild their homes, how will they rebuild their shattered lives? 1000's and 1000's are now homeless and the fires aren't even close to being finished yet. The country is in a dire situation - This is a Humanitarian crisis. Please donate to help the rebuild.
This is just one story - sadly there are over 2000 others...
Jimmy* lives near Nymboida. The region, like a lot of NSW was all but wiped out in October 2019’s destructive bushfires. Jimmy’s house burnt down in the fires and he lost everything he owned. He escaped from the fires with only the shirt on his back. Jimmy is now homeless. Jimmy has poor health and is having a tough time trying to recover from this traumatic experience. He desperately needs his own private space in which to heal. Container of Dreams can help Jimmy by gifting him with a micro-home on wheels made in our Community Shed. This way Jimmy can have somewhere safe to live while he contemplates his road to recovery and tries to rebuild his life.
Now over 1300 homes have been lost to bushfires so far in Australia in unprecedented conditions. Many of those affected have no insurance and no way to recover what they've lost.
*Jimmy’s name has been changed to protect his identity but this is a real story. Jimmy is not pictured. This picture is of another man who lost everything in the fires. Image Catholic Weekly
Here’s what we’re doing about it
Our charity’s mission is to build and provide affordable housing to the most needy in our community through the use of micro-housing solutions. Container of Dreams has been strongly inspired by the work and impact of Habitat for Humanity. Our policies and programs have been guided and influenced by their example. We are an inclusive and non-religious organisation.
Container of Dreams was conceived in 2014 to offer an alternative pathway to property ownership to those who may not gain access to housing in the conventional way. We are a registered charity whose purpose is to advance social or public welfare by relieving poverty and disadvantage.
You can join us
We are raising money to fund the purchase of construction materials to build more Tiny Houses. These will be given to people like Karen and Jimmy and Carol and Bill and everyone else who is finding themselves homeless through no fault of their own.
We are a Not-for-Profit organization and an ACNC registered charity with deductible gift recipient status.
To find out more about our organization go to: www.containerofdreams.org