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Can provide a hamper of groceries and household essentials.
Can supply clothing to keep an older Australian comfortable this winter.
Can cover monthly utility bills to give someone peace of mind.
Can help with rent, keeping an older Australian in their home this winter.

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Your gift can transform the lives of older Australians isolated by poverty

Financial help

When Australians need help with living expenses such as utility bills and prescriptions,

Vinnies helps ease some of the fear and uncertainty of living in poverty.

Housing support

288,000 people seek help from homelessness services every year.

Vinnies provides housing support to thousands of Australians every day.

Food assistance

When families need the basics to resolve dignity in times of need,

Vinnies provides food hampers and warm essentials to families struggling to make ends meet.

More and more older Australians are living in poverty.

When older Australians struggle to make ends meet, they are often doing so alone, without social support. After her husband died a decade ago, 73-year-old Ruby found herself living alone, barely able to pay for food, or cover the rent. Like many older Australians living in poverty, Ruby felt forgotten.

Loneliness is more than a feeling,
it's a danger.

When you live alone, away from friends and family, poverty can be dangerous. Loneliness has been linked with high rates of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. And often, shorter life expectancy*. Older Australians, like Ruby, are among the most at risk of loneliness. Their shrinking social circle, increased physical limitations and financial hardship only increases the risks they face.

*Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, UK

You can change the way poverty feels.

By supporting Vinnies, you will help provide vital assistance to older Australians to remove some of the stress of living in poverty. Thanks to donations from people like you, we've been able to help Ruby with the essentials to take the pressure off making ends meet. But the biggest difference for Ruby was the support she received from our dedicated Vinnies volunteers.

"I appreciate the food and the help, but I love having someone visit me for a chat. That makes my day." Ruby.

Please give today!