Donning daggy jumpers to support homeless youth

GOLD Coasters can show their support for homeless youth this Friday, but donning their daggiest jumper.

Housing Minister Tim Mander said Daggy Jumper Day was an initiative of the Brisbane Youth Service and raised funds to help homeless and vulnerable young people.

“Earlier this year we launched the Home for Good campaign to gain a clearer picture of homelessness in our city,” Mr Mander said.


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“As a result of that campaign, we know that more than 235 young people and 74 young families in Brisbane are homeless on any given night.

Mr Mander said the Queensland Government had a strong plan for a brighter future and was committed to halving the current rate of homelessness by 2020.

“The Government currently spends around $125 million on homelessness services each year,” he said.

“That money funds a lot of great work but in the end, stopping homelessness is everyone’s responsibility.

“Daggy Jumper Day is a great way for people to get involved. We’ve all got an old jumper tucked away in the back of the cupboard somewhere.

“Tomorrow is the day to drag it out, wear it with pride and raise a few dollars for a fantastic cause,”  Mr Mander said.

To get involved in Daggy Jumper Day (Friday, 6 June 2014) go to www.daggy.com.au

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