Team Exodus

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A big thank you to a community of warm hearted supporters

The team at The Exodus Foundation can only keep helping the most needy when the community helps us. That’s why we are always grateful when community groups and businesses show they care by supporting us – like the kids from Summer Hill Public School. They recently braved a rainy morning to hand-deliver a bounty of groceries for our emergency food parcels. A big shout out also goes to the team from Google who showed their warm hearts by serving the needy in...

Top chefs do Christmas in July for the homeless

Our Loaves & Fishes Free Restaurant was full of festive cheer for the poor and homeless when some of Sydney’s top chefs prepared a wonderful Christmas in July meal. Danielle Alvarez and Kerrie McCallum (pictured) joined Justin North, Ross Lusted and our own chef Craig Bates to cook up a traditional lunch with all the trimmings. In addition to all our usual help, special events like these make the daily lives of our needy guests better – they foster a supportive spirit...

Healthy liver checks for our guests

Recently a team of doctors and nurses gave their time to provide free liver checks to our homeless and needy guests. In a partnership between The Exodus Foundation and NSW Health guests were offered consultations as well as on-the-spot blood tests and liver scans. Most of our homeless guests suffer two or more chronic health conditions, so managing their health is crucial. If left untreated, liver-related diseases can lead to cancer and death. Over X liver tests were provided on the day and...

Dentists fix our guest’s teeth

Visits to the dentist are not covered by Medicare  so most homeless people can’t afford treatment. Sadly they endure tooth decay and gum disease which prevents them eating properly, thereby impacting upon their general health. That’s why we have a dedicated dental clinic at The Exodus Foundation. Volunteer dentists come twice a week, but demand is so great we have a waiting list of 6 weeks. Help our dentists see more homeless people by giving today. ...

Please share your warm heart.

Please share your warmth this winter

I’m sure you’ve felt the cold nights. They are especially bitter for the homeless. Sadly, this winter there are more of them than ever. Thankfully they don’t need to be cold and alone. With your help we nourish them with hot meals and give them clothes and blankets to stay warm and well. Together we can all give hope, so please share your warmth. If you give today, we can feed and clothe the homeless tomorrow. ...

Winter warmers for rough sleepers.

Winter warmers for rough sleepers

Winter is especially bitter for rough sleepers. They are exposed to the elements – not just the cold, but the rain as well. That’s why we give the homeless blankets and sleeping bags. The warmth they bring helps make even the coldest night on the streets more bearable. Winter woollies and other items of clothing are essential too. The homeless wear layers to ward off the cold. Unfortunately, winter storms can ruin these blankets and jumpers, leaving rough sleepers with nothing to...

Dignity returned.

Dignity returned

Imagine not having access to a bathroom or a shower. For the homeless it’s both a reality of life and a daily challenge. Sadly, being unable to bathe also confronts their dignity. That’s why we’ve just upgraded our shower block at The Exodus Foundation. We’ve improved the facility which means even more rough sleepers can enjoy a hot shower on cold mornings. Our shower block is returning dignity to the homeless, and it happens because people like you support The Exodus Foundation. ...

Our guide to donating ​the right stuff.

Our guide to donating ​the right stuff

At The Exodus Foundation we encourage you to donate tins of food which we distribute to the needy. Supermarket gift cards are also welcome as they help us supplement our daily fresh food needs. However, we have a special duty of care to our guests, many of whom suffer chronic health conditions. So we are unable to accept certain donations. Items in green will be gratefully accepted. However, we cannot accept items marked in red. Supermarket & store gift cards.

Fixing the bad backs ​of rough sleepers.

Fixing the bad backs ​of rough sleepers

Imagine how uncomfortable it would be if you had to sleep on the ground with just a few pieces of cardboard for a mattress. That’s exactly what it’s like for rough sleepers, so it’s little wonder they have bad backs. That is why a chiropractor visits The Exodus Foundation to help. Twice a month our chiropractor is on site to ease the back pain of our homeless guests. It’s a service they would never otherwise be in a position to access, yet...