Sleeping bags and swags for the 'hidden homeless'
Umina Beach branch of the Country Women's Association has donated sleeping bags and swags for the "hidden homeless" to Mary Mac's Place.
"The sleeping bags will go to the hidden homeless, those that spend their nights couch surfing with friends and family," said branch president Ms Rikki McIntosh.
"A sleeping bag makes it much easier to sleep on someone's couch without too much inconvenience.
"The swags help those with no access to indoor sleeping and provide protection from the elements with a slim mattress and sleeping bag inside."
The sleeping bags and swags were purchased with $2726.37 that was raised from the branch's latest fundraising efforts.
"Our members sincerely wish there was no need for this kind of fundraising on the Peninsula," said Ms McIntosh.
"The need for government on all levels to invest in more affordable housing is paramount."
Ms McIntosh and branch secretary Ms Margaret Key are pictured delivering the sleeping bags and swags.
"We hope that this raises awareness of the good work that Mary Mac's does with our vulnerable residents," Ms McIntosh said.
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Rikki McIntosh, CWA Umina Beach