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Dress up for the charity that supports the homeless
The not-for-profit organisation "Night Ninjas" is a group of volunteers focused on helping people from all walks of life who are experiencing homelessness and those who are living close to the poverty line. Although at present their efforts are focused in The Redland City Bayside area, they are keen to expand their coverage as the organisation grows. Currently, there are thirty-seven active volunteers in The Redlands who contribute to approximately 150 hours each month.

Founder of Night Ninjas, Alix Russo knows first hand what it is like to be struggling and nowhere to go. Fortunately, at the time she was homeless she had support from friends who housed her and her two boys until she was able to find suitable accommodation. Through this experience, Alix wanted to return this assistance to others who are in the same situation. Alix logged onto Facebook and asked users if they knew of any hotspots in the area and she received over 1000 responses in three days. From that day Night Ninjas Inc. was formed.

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Logo courtesy of Night Ninjas and Fundraising for our Community

Their long-term goal is to open a Community Drop-In Centre; however, in the meantime, they are able to give donations of clothing, blankets, food and other essentials to those in need.

If you are thinking you would like to be a volunteer, volunteers are required for roles in Cleveland and Capalaba on weeknights between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. All volunteers are required to undergo a Police Check and hold current CPR certificates. More information can be found on their website.

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Photo courtesy of "Fundraising for our Community"

Jose Toussaint from Fundraising for our Community is organising a "Dress-up for Charity" night at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on Friday 31st August 2018 in aid of raising funds for Night Ninjas. The night's activities will include live-music, raffles and a few auctions and a drink on arrival. You may even be the winner of the "Best Dressed Prize". Donations for Raffle prizes are also most welcome. Entertainment for the evening is by Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts. Commencing at 7.00pm and concluding at 10.00pm, this is a night not to be missed.

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Photo courtesy of "Fundraising for our Community"

Tickets are available via Eventbrite starting at $29.00 plus fees. Otherwise, you can transfer the money to the bank details found on the webpage. Bring a friend for $49.00 or a table of 10 is only $240.00. More details can be found here.
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Why? Dress Up For The Charity That Supports the Homeless
When: 31st August 2018
Phone: 0434 626 307
Where: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, 578 Royal Esplanade Manly, QLD 4179
Cost: $29 per person, $49 for two, Table of 10 $240
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