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Aruga is pleased to announce Rosies Friends on the Streets (Rosies) as our charity partner in 2023.
For over three decades, Rosies and their dedicated volunteers have been creating connections with the homeless or those at risk of homelessness. Over 1,400 dedicated Rosies’ volunteers spend time each month forging friendships with vulnerable Queenslanders to alleviate the often-unseen burden of loneliness and social isolation.
Aruga is coming alongside Rosies to provide strategic and practical support to raise the profile of their work in the community.
Co-founder and Strategic Partner Donna Kramer said Aruga was excited to have the opportunity to elevate the work of Rosies.
“We are seeing the number of people facing homelessness continuing to rise in Australia. Though the need for valuable services such as accommodation is important, compassion for those facing vulnerability in their living arrangements is essential too,” Kramer said.
“Rosies’ work in offering friendship and unconditional acceptance to those homeless, at risk of homelessness, or experiencing social isolation or loneliness has never been more important. We are honoured to come alongside Rosies to increase the profile of their important work and garner further support for their activities.”
Adam Brunes, Co-founder and Creative Partner of Aruga, said the team was looking forward to engaging with Rosies professionally and personally.
“We have already had team members participating in voluntary activities with Rosies to gain first-hand experience of their work. We look forward to facilitating further pathways for our team to get involved beyond what we are offering through our creative services.”
Jayne Shallcross, Chief Executive Officer at Rosies, said they were incredibly excited to work with the Aruga team.