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Yarra Street Pastors Inc

Yarra Street Pastors - Tax Deductible

When we consider who is out on the street - our sons, daughters, friends and colleagues - we want to do our best to ensure they have a fun time and get home safely.

Yarra Street Pastors is a community project aiming to create a safer night-time experience for people frequenting key entertainment districts of the City of Yarra (Brunswick St, Smith St, Swan St). We would like to invite you to consider financially supporting this significant community project. Our heart is to see the streets of Melbourne changed starting with the City of Yarra. Will you partner with us?

At this point in time our funding is purely from churches and their people who want to get involved. We would really value your support.

Who are Street Pastors and what do they do?

Across the world there are over 10,000 Street Pastors covering 260 locations. They have made a remarkable impact on the nightlife in each of their respective areas. Commendations come from bar/club owners, police, ambulance staff, security staff, councils and more.

Street Pastors is an inter-denominational church response to challenges in urban nightlife hot spots. The front-line of the organisation consists of teams of volunteers who go out onto the streets at night, engaging with the people who frequent the nightclub scene and to engage, care, listen, dialogue and offer help. We will hand out bottles of water to sober people up, give thongs to those with sore feet from high heels, give blankets to the cold, help people get home safely, comfort the distraught, diffuse potentially difficult situations before they occur, protect the vulnerable, build relationships and connect people with help. The organisation has a significant and effective presence worldwide since its establishment in 2003, and our objective is to bring this to the City of Yarra. A team of people from different Christian churches aim to work in partnership with community organisations, local council and police to make this happen.

How will the funds be used?

The funds will be used to resource to Yarra Street Pastors for the week to week expenses. Some particular things we need are insurance, bottles of water, thongs (flip-flops), space blankets, lollies, drug & knife disposal kits, first aid kits, disposable gloves, wet wipes, mobile phones, phone credit, torches and other really practical things. As time and resources permit we will be looking to resource an administration person to co-ordinate all the volunteers.

Please note: we ask people who volunteer as Street Pastors to pay their own training and uniform costs. As a result your funding is going directly to helping people out on the street.

How can I learn more?

If you are a church leader, or member of a church and are interested in getting involved then we would love to talk further.

You can find out more information about Street Pastors on our website.

Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in contact.

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Contact Details

4/6 Pioneer Avenue

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.