Punks Against Poverty is a local live music event raising money for local charity Street Smugglers. This event came about after hearing about Queensland charity Share The Dignity which has a main focus on poor and homeless women who can’t afford to buy pads and tampons. It’s something us women go through monthly, and for some of us it’s highly unpleasant, yet it never occurred to me how hard it must be on someone homeless or living on the streets without access to these products. This got me inspired to do something here in Perth and thanks to Facebook someone recommended local charity Street Smugglers to me.
Street Smugglers is a non-profit organisation educating the community about homelessness and helping people living on the streets of Perth with life’s basic necessities, things we often take for granted.
The first Punks Against Poverty’s event went so much better than I could have imagined. Advertised as $15 entry or $10 with a donation, we raised $1126 and a huge pile of donations including bathroom product, sanitary products and new t-shirts and beanies in time for winter as well as receiving a huge amount of donations for raffle prizes.
In time for Christmas I’ve put together the 4th Punks Against Poverty show featuring six acts, christmas songs, and raffle prizes because it’s not a festive show without presents!
For more info check out the event page on Facebook
You can find out more about Street Smugglers by following their Facebook page.