Be involved in our fundraising and special events throughout 2014 to help us provide goods, cash and in-kind support that assists homeless and vulnerable young people.
For more information about any of the events listed below please contact:
Richard Langford, Fundraising Manager
PH: (07) 3252 3750 Mob: 0430 467 034
Getting Schmick - 4 to 13 April
Join forces with us and help hundreds of young homeless people get healthy and look Schmick for National Youth Week from 4 to 13 April 2014.
Get your workmates, friends and family to donate new toiletries and baby products.
Here’s what to do: Buy an item/s from the Wish List, take your item into work or school, arrange for all collected items to be dropped off at BYS – 42 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley by Friday 4 April.
Our opening hours are as follows: 9am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 12noon-5pm Wednesday.
Thank you for your support.
Daggy Jumper Day - 6 June
Show your support for Brisbane’s homeless youth by heading out in a jumper that has, until now, been for your eyes only.
Simply follow this link to register your workplace or yourself, be sponsored by your friends and family and help ensure our at-risk young people are warm this winter and have a bigger and brighter future.
Check out daggy.com.au for more.
Winter Warmer Appeal - May to August
Help homeless and disadvantaged young people keep warm this winter – May/August Appeal.
Coming into winter, the homeless young people of Brisbane need your support more than ever. Demand for warm winter clothing and basic necessities such as blankets, increases dramatically leading into the cooler month. This is a physically and psychologically tough time for Brisbane’s homeless youth. Your kind donation will be greatly appreciated.
Here’s what to do: make a donation by clicking here: Donate Here
Raise Your Roof - 12 August
Raise Your Roof for Homeless Youth by supporting Brisbane’s multi-house fundraising party – an annual event held on Ekka eve
Raise Your Roof for Homeless Youth, was a new fundraising event for BYS in 2012 and is back again this year. It’s at your place – it’s your gig, with your style, in your own backyard. Once again, there will be parties across the city on the night before the Ekka’s people’s day public holiday, Tuesday 13th August, 2013.
Here’s what to do: Host a party the night before the Brisbane Exhibition holiday or camp in your backyard and experience what it’s like sleeping out on a cold night. Ask everyone to donate and you could win some great prizes.
For more information and to register go to http://raiseyourroof2013.gofundraise.com.au/.
Thank you to last year’s volunteers, sponsors, event hosts, bands schools and everyone who went along to an event. Together we raised $30,000.
Bridge To Brisbane - September
Organise a group and raise funds for BYS – annual event in September
The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane fun run is on in September and BYS will once again be taking up the challenge to highlight the causes of homelessness and disadvantage amongst young people. Join over over 40,000 participants of all ages and fitness levels to take part in Queensland’s biggest annual fun run. You don’t need to be an elite sportsman to join in, just choose the 10km or 5km course then run or walk your way to the finish line.
Here’s what to do: Get a team together from your work, school or a group of friends and raise funds for Brisbane Youth Service. Simply pay your entry fee to Bridge to Brisbane and register your team for fundraising at www.everydayhero.com.au .
Thank you to last year’s sponsors, volunteers and participants. Together we raised $13,500.
Gala Event - Celebration - October
Our silent and live auction at Minter Ellison Lawyers, Waterfront Place, has been a sell-out for the past two years and it’s on again this year! Last year we raised $ 26,000 which went toward support education and housing for young people.
Celebration 2013 will feature international artists Anthony Lister and Ellen Stapleton alongside emerging BYS artists. The night will showcase young people’s art work, young people’s stories, live music, prizes and much more. There will even be a Breakdance VS Bollywood dance-off! A night not to be missed! Tickets are limited, so get in quick.
Friday, 18th October, 2013
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Minter Ellison Lawyers, Level 22, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane.
Tickets are $75, available through oztix.com.au
Do The Can Can - 12 to 18 October
Donate non-perishable food, toiletries and baby products for Anti-Poverty Week,
13-19 October, 2013
BYS is calling on people to empty their pantry and give a least two items of non-perishable food or new toiletries to young people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. See the above flyer for a list of suggested foods, toiletries, baby products and other items.
Please drop off donations to Brisbane Youth Service at 42 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley or 5 Zillah Street, Stones Corner.
Alternatively, you can make a financial donation by clicking here.
Cracker of a Christmas - November to December
Become an ultimate gift giver this year by giving a young homeless person a Cracker of a Christmas!
Many young disadvantaged people don’t have a family to go to for Christmas, so we try to make it as special as possible for them. We have organised a range of gift options for you to buy on behalf of a colleague, friend or family member.
Simply click here to select the item you wish to buy.
You will receive a Christmas cracker with a gift tag on it. You will also receive a print by one of our talented young artists. Both make a meaningful gift.