On Census night in 2016, more than 116,000 people were estimated to be homeless in Australia—58% were male, 21% were aged 25–34 and 20% identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The rate of homelessness (which takes into account population density) is 50 out of every 10,000 people.
When the JUNK brand was created it was clear to see its potential to be revolutionary in the way businesses achieve their obligations and commitments to making the community a better place. In conjunction with homeless.com.au the junk revolution looks to expand its mission to help the homeless and vulnerable.
Part of JUNK’s mission is to, where possible, donate to those suffering from homelessness, adversity and financial hardship. JUNK is also proud to employ disengaged individuals to help their transition back into the workforce and more importantly the community. Junk strongly believes a workplace should always be a safe and positive experience for everyone.
The partnership with homeless.com.au was formed in the knowledge of the power that stories have in changing perspectives. In this context JUNK will continue to create online and print content about the specific endeavours of individuals it’s hired, from homeless and disadvantaged backgrounds.