WHAT WE DO
Anonymous X are a registered charitable organisation based out of Port Melbourne, where we provide assistance for people experiencing homelessness in and around Melbourne, in addition to supporting those less fortunate via clothing, sanitary and essential items.
First established in 2013 when donations began pouring into a spare bedroom. In early 2014, we began renting our first singe storage container. As the support from community grew, as did all the generous donations , so overwhelming in fact the space was quickly outgrown.
So in 2015 Anonymous X packed up and moved and began renting it's first warehouse based in Oakleigh. 12 months on, Anonymous X continued to prosper and once again needed more space to store and distribute all the amazing donations coming in. So in 2016 Anonymous X made the decision to move closer to the CBD and buy our current warehouse located in Port Melbourne.
The Anonymous X Team is a small group of devoted voluntary team leaders who in addition to managing both the administrative and warehouse needs, also offer practical and emotional support in a variety of different and unique ways.
What differentiates Anonymous X from other grassroots organisations is we maintaining relationships with people we meet on the streets, offering comfort and support doing our best to help. Our team not only support the people we aim to help most, but also encourage others to donate and volunteer by raising awareness of homelessness in Melbourne through our social media platforms and our 'X - Marks The Spot' fortnightly Friday night outreach assistance program.
This helps the Anonymous X team to engages with the broader public and encourages people to #makeadifference however possible.
Our work includes:
Outreach Assistance - we support the individual experiencing homelessness and disadvantage through the supply of clothes for men and women, children and babies, to essential items like toothbrush/toothpaste, non-perishable food, water, eating utensils, hand sanitiser, shampoo/conditioner swell as blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, kids toys etc…
Organisational Assistance – we work collectively with other small groups, non for profits and charitable organisations with similar organisational values as ours. Anonymous X has good working relationships with the homeless crisis support agencies and refuge accommodations in Melbourne and provide donations of essential items as requested on a regular basis directly to the agency.
- Raising Awareness – Anonymous X contributes to a growing body of discussion around the issues of disadvantage. We contribute regularly to public forums, online blogs, newsletters, social media, talk back radio as well as accepting invitations to address the issues of disadvantage. At Anonymous X our focus is on the impact making a difference can have, and thereby inspiring people to follow our lead, this is a strategy which we have found results in maximum amount of engagement from people.
We promote via numerous social media outlets as well as many other methods we’ve found most effective (flyers, newspaper ads, brochures, radio interviews, school talks, camp visitsas wellas numerous blogging sites across the world helping to create more awareness for homelessness and what Anonymous X are doing to help make a difference.
‘It's not about us. It's about inspiring and helping other people’
Social media allows us to target and reach people from all walks of life and inform them about the rising rate of homelessness within Australia and what they can do to help.
On a daily basis we post pictures, movies, testimonials and anything else relative so our supporters can see for themselves the difference we are making and the changes we are creating. By documenting everything we do and sharing its across our social media accounts, helps make what we do and why we do it transparent, ultimately giving us the credibility and respect within the industry that we deserve.
We continuously promote how what most consider ‘the smaller things in life’ can actually make "the biggest of differences."