Melbourne Winter Warmth

August 16, 2011

Congratulations to Di Andrews and her Winter Warmth project for being selected as our July grant recipient. Di’s project is simple, but it addresses the complex issue of Melbourne’s homeless by providing some of life’s basic needs. Winter Warmth will supply backpacks to the homeless filled with items like food, gloves, a toothbrush and pamphlets for assistance from organisations like Beyond Blue that support those affected with mental health issues.

A few of the Melbourne trustees had the pleasure of meeting Di and saw firsthand the passion she has for helping others. She was overjoyed to put this project into action and is determined to grow it beyond the initial $1,000 grant through donations and support from the community. One of the qualities we liked most about this project was the opportunity it provides everyday people to give back. If you would like to contribute to the Winter Warmth project please contact the Melbourne Awesome Foundation at

Meet Di and hear about her inspiration for Winter Warmth in the video below: