It’s all to raise funds for Homelessness Awareness Week.
In Australia, over 116, 000 people experience homelessness on any given night. In 2020, 26 per cent of homeless people in Victoria were aged between 12 and 24. As part of Homelessness Awareness Week, comedian Tommy Little will have a new gig as a retail store worker. He will work the till at HoMie, a streetwear store in Fitzroy that supports young people affected by homelessness. See Tommy Little at HoMie on Saturday August 7 from 10am to 4pm.
Tommy Takes Over HoMie
This isn’t Tommy’s first rodeo at customer service. In 2018, his campaign for Youth Homelessness Matters Day led to over $150, 000 in sales. Now, he would like to beat his record.
“Our homeless mates have suffered more than most due to COVID,” said Tommy. “If you want to help as well you can come along to this and buy some dope clothes whilst also making an actual difference to our friends that need it most.”
All profits from the sale will go towards HoMie’s mission of supporting young people affected by homelessness or hardship.
HoMie is a streetwear store that supports young people through employment opportunities and impact programs. At their Fitzroy store, you will find a wide range of t-shirts, hoodies, trackies and accessories.
While you’re shopping, Minor Figures will be there to hand out free oat milk coffees during the day. Meanwhile, the first 100 customers through the doors will receive a free ceramic reusable cup from frank green.
Tommy will clock on at 10am and work until 4pm. He’ll take a one hour lunch break in the middle so time your visit carefully if you’d like to see this comedian in the flesh!
If you’re unable to make it on Saturday, that’s ok! Any customer that makes an online or in-store purchase on August 7 will go in the running to win a HoMie hamper. This hamper is made up of new season gear that’s worth $500.
Due to COVID density limits, you must register your interest before you head to the store. You can do so here.
Find HoMie at 2/296 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065.
Homelessness Awareness Week runs from August 1 to 7. Learn more about it here.