Join Our World-Record-Breaking Blanket Drive – Hope 103.2

Join Our World-Record-Breaking Blanket Drive

If you've felt the cold this winter, then spare a thought for the homeless and donate a blanket to Hope 103.2's blanket drive for Parramatta Mission.

By Clare BruceMonday 20 Jul 2015Hope BreakfastStation NewsReading Time: 3 minutes

If you’ve felt the bite of the cold this winter, then spare a thought for those in our city who are currently homeless.

Coloured Blankets

Helping the homeless: Donate new blankets to the Hope 103.2 / Parramatta Mission Blanket Appeal.

Every day, 105,000 Australians find themselves without a home and sleep on someone’s couch, in a car, or out in the open.

As part of Homeless Persons week (August 1 to 7), Hope 103.2 is holding a blanket drive for Parramatta Missioncollecting new blankets and pillows for those doing it tough.

Parramatta Mission has been providing services to people who are homeless, facing crisis or living with mental illness, for over 40 years.

To bring some love and hope to those in need, simply buy a blanket or two, or a pillow, on your next shopping trip and drop them off at the Hope 103.2 studios – at 2 Leabons Lane, Seven Hills, during weekday business hours (9am – 5pm) from July 27 to August 7.

The Hope street team will also be stationed at churches across Sydney, making it more convenient for listeners to be part of the Blanket Drive.

(If you don’t have time to drop off a blanket but wish to support the work of Parramatta Mission, please donate online.)

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You can drop off your quality blanket donations at the following times and locations:*

All Saints Church, West Lindfield

11 Moore Ave, West Lindfield

  • Monday, July 27, 3pm to 6pm
C3 Church, Oxford Falls

2 Dreadnought Road, Oxford Falls

  • Thursday, July 30, 7am to 10am
  • Monday, August 3, 3pm to 6pm
Dural Baptist Church

1 Pellitt Lane, Dural

  • Friday, July 31, 7am to 10am
  • Friday, August 7, 3pm to 6pm
Fusion Youth And Community Centre

12 Carsons Lane, St Marys

  • Wednesday, August 5, 3pm to 6pm
  • In conjunction with the ‘Sleep In Your Car‘ campaign
Green Square Markets

Joynton Park, Victoria Park Parade, Zetland

  • Saturday, August 1, 9am to 1pm
Gymea Baptist Church

2-10 Tea Gardens Avenue, Kirrawee

  • Tuesday, July 28, 3pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday, August 5, 7am to 10am
St Andrews Cathedral

Corner of George and Bathurst Streets, Sydney

  • Thursday, July 30, 3pm to 6pm
  • Thursday, August 6, 3pm to 6pm
St John’s Cathedral, Parramatta

195 Church Street, Parramatta

  • Tuesday, July 28, 7.30am to 10am
  • Tuesday, August 4, 7.30am to 10am
St Matthews, West Pennant Hills

1 New Line Road, West Pennant Hills

  • Monday, August 3, 7am to 10am
  • Friday, August 7, 7am to 10am
St Thomas’, North Sydney

Corner of Church and McLaren Streets, North Sydney

  • Wednesday, July 29, 7am to 10am
  • Thursday, August 6, 7am to 10am

Hope 103.2 Offices, Seven Hills

2 Leabons Lane, Seven Hills

  • 9.30am to 4.30pm weekdays, from July 27 to August 7.

* Please note that times and dates are subject to change, so please double-check this page on the day of your dropoff in case of any changes.

Claustrophobic Dan Breaking The Blanket Pile World Record

Hope 103.2 Breakfast announcer Dan Widdowson

Looking worried: Dan Widdowson will attempt the world record for the most blankets piled on one person.

At the end of the collection on August 7, our Breakfast Team will attempt to break a record for the most blankets piled on a person.

The current world record, according to recordsetter.com is 42 blankets, set by Katya Maiser, her husband and her teenage son on January, 2015.

So if you want to see a claustrophobic Daniel Widdowson try to host the breakfast show from underneath a pile of blankets, please get on board and donate what you can.