Let's Change 47 together
The average life expectancy of people who are homeless is 47 for a number of reasons. Health conditions such as heart, respiratory and cancer are not addressed with early interventions. There is also a higher propensity for suicide, mental health, safety concerns, drug overdose and alcohol consumption. Sleep deprivation further impacts both physical and mental health conditions. Beddown addresses these concerns by providing a safe and comfortable place to sleep and access to early intervention services. Are you ready to change people’s lives and save people’s lives, starting with a safe place to sleep?
Click on the links below to register and get started.
Will you donate $47 to Beddown to save a life? Our aim is for 100,000 people to donate, raising a total of $4,700,000 and enabling us to open 6 new Beddown venues.
Change 47 "Fun"raiser
Add some purpose to your staff meeting, school, club or at home event with a Change47 "Fun"raiser. Turn your event into one that makes a difference for people who are homeless. Let's Change 47 together!
Are you 47 or turning 47 soon? It's shocking that the average life expectancy for homeless people is just 47 in Australia! Celebrate your birthday in a different way by getting your friends, family and colleagues you know to help you save lives.
Are you passionate about advocating for change for homeless people? Become a change champion and help us to spread and amplify the word and let's Change47 together.
Why Change 47?
Beddown Founder, Norm Mcgillivray, explains why he is inspired to Change 47. It's shocking that the average life expectancy for someone who is homeless is just 47. This means lives are cut short by more than 30 year earlier than the average Australian.
inCommunity Inc. was founded in 1982 as a youth homeless organisation in Ipswich, Queensland. Over the years the organisation expanded to support families and adults and a broader region. In May 2022 Beddown became a part of inCommunity joining sister organisations inCommunity Connect and Tenancy Skills Institute.
inCommunity Connect does exactly as the name suggests — it connects people to housing and community support in the greater Ipswich area, while the Tenancy Skills Institute helps people secure better rental outcomes through education support services across Australia.
"My name's Johno and I was a guest at the Beddown car park venue in Brisbane. The Beddown experience is epic! Nowhere else in Brisbane do you get the same kind of treatment. It's like a big family here. The volunteers are amazing. They go above and beyond. Programs like this, they provide so many different services that help you bounce back. I've got a job from this place!"
"Absolutely amazing and I don’t know where I would be without them. I am now in accommodation."
"What they have done for me is beyond anything you could ever ask for. I now have accommodation and employment."
Change the world and show your support at the same time. Beddown t-shirts are back with a stylist Change47 edition. Get your t-shirt for just $47 and buy a mug or a tote bag while you are there. All merchandise is printed on demand by The Print Bar and proceeds support the Beddown Change47 campaign.
How do I sign up?
Click on the register button at the top of the page, choose how you would like to be involved and fill in your details. If you still need assistance, contact our team.
How do I create a fundraising page?
After you’ve registered online, you’ll receive a confirmation email (check your junk mail if it doesn’t appear after an hour). In your email, you’ll see the receipt for your payment, plus information about your fundraising page.
How will Beddown use the money I raise?
The money you raise will help Beddown to change lives and save lives by directly funding the establishment and operation of pop-up temporary venues across Queensland. Through Change47 our ambitious aim is to raise funds for six new venues, but we can’t do it without your support.
If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you. Please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you within 48hrs.