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Blanketed in community spirit

Two community-minded students from Point Cook Senior Secondary College have organised a project to help people sleeping rough. Year 10 students Vijay and Haytham came...

Shining a light on poverty

The number of people seeking help for basics such as food and housing is increasing every year, according to Uniting Wyndham. In the lead-up to...

Help for the homeless

Baden Powell College students are calling on their community to help bring some comfort to the homeless. The aim is to collect a trailer...

Homeless on the rise in the west

Workers in the field of homelessness say an increasing number of people are sleeping rough in the west. Northern and Western Homelessness Network representative, Meredith...

Sleeping rough to help

Thomas Carr College students will leave their custom comforts at home for a night to shed some light on Victorians doing it rough. Students will...

No sleep for Werribee charity champ

Werribee teacher Stephanie Hartnup is dedicated to helping put youth homelessness to bed. Ms Hartnup will be participating in next week’s Sleep at the ’G...

Overnight sensations at Truganina South Primary School

Pupils at Truganina South Primary School swapped their uniforms for pyjamas and slept at school to help raise funds for charity last week. On Thursday,...

Cash boost for social housing

Wyndham council has been given a $200,000 grant to work towards boosting the amount of social housing within the municipality. The grant, announced by the...

Taylor takes time to help

Even children can make the world a better place – just ask 11-year-old Hoppers Crossing resident Taylor, who has a passion for helping homeless...

A place to call home

Werribee woman Jody Letts has gone from sleeping in a van to buying a new home. In 2015, Ms Letts and her teenage daughter ended...

Help for homeless grows thanks to Whitelion

A year-long campaign that set out to raise cash and extend awareness of homelessness around Wyndham has hit its mark. Whitelion Australia, in partnership with...

Whitelion-hearts aim to give shelter

Campaigners trying to combat youth homelessness in Wyndham have set themselves a goal to raise $100,000 by the end of the year. Whitelion Australia, in...

Muslims join Sikhs to help homeless youth

Members of Wyndham’s Muslim community are joining Sikhs to feed and protect the vulnerable. Sohni Dharti, a not-for-profit group based in Williams Landing, was on...

Students brave chill to raise money for Vinnies

A chilly winter’s night was not enough to stop 36 Thomas Carr College students swapping their warm beds for the floor of the school...

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Werribee driver caught in Melton

A 27-year-old Werribee man was arrested after he was allegedly seen driving at speeds of up to 150km/h. Police said a Holden Commodore was allegedly...