What is ‘Donate without doubt’?
The ‘Donate without doubt’ campaign began in 2016 and aims to help homeless people by diverting funds to St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, allowing the centre to provide more services to those in need. The campaign encourages those begging for money on the street to engage with support services to get the help they need to improve their lives.
Total donations raised for St Patrick’s
As of 14 July 2020, a total of $19,789.60 has been donated to St Patrick’s Community Support Centre by Fremantle visitors and the City of Fremantle.
Why is this campaign important?
Fremantle is a generous community with a long-standing history of giving. The City receives concerns from local businesses and visitors about the levels of opportunistic begging activity in the Fremantle CBD that is not necessarily associated with homelessness, and therefore discourages people from donating to people on the street.
The spare change collection boxes provide a convenient and effective way of donating to assure our generous visitors and residents that they are helping those in need. Visit the FAQs page to learn more about the Donate without doubt campaign.
How can I donate?
Simply place spare change in one of the ‘lifesaver’ collection boxes, located throughout the Fremantle CBD. The secure collection boxes will be cleared out regularly with all donations matched by the City of Fremantle and given to St Patrick’s Community Support Centre.
Where are the collection boxes located?
- Kings Square
- Corner Adelaide and Queen Streets
- Market Street Piazza (behind Gino’s Cafe)
- Collie Street (outside the TAB)
- Corner Essex Street and South Terrace (opposite Fremantle Markets / Sail and Anchor Hotel)
What is the donated money used for?
St Patrick’s will use the proceeds to provide emergency relief, housing, meals, welfare, education, recreation and health services.
Who is involved in this project?
Donate without doubt is a collaboration between the City of Fremantle, WA Police and Community Newspaper Group with all funds directed towards St Patrick’s Community Support Centre.
What else is the City doing about community safety?
Visit the community safety page to learn more about the City’s initiatives and contact details to report incidents.