Collingwood’s Round 10 community partner is the Magpie Nest program.
Magpie Nest is a partnership between Collingwood and the Salvation Army that provides housing and mental and physical health services for the homeless. Support services for women and children affected by the trauma of domestic violence are also provided.
Magpie Nest currently operates 45 houses in Melbourne, with over 130 adults and children accommodated.
The Magpie Nest café is operated by the Salvation Army, with the support of Collingwood, as a refuge and is a first point of call for many of Melbourne’s homeless. Over 3,000 meals are served at the Magpie Nest café each week.
This week, $1 from every ticket sale will be donated to the Magpie Nest program.
Fans will also have the opportunity to donate a blanket as part of the 'Bring a Blanket' initiative.
Melbourne winter is a difficult time for our city’s most vulnerable, with many without the security of a home to call their own. By donating a blanket you have stored away in a cupboard, you will be able to bring much-needed warmth to those in need this winter.
Brendan and Sandra Nottle from the Magpie Nest Program will be on site at the front of the Holden Centre on match day from 1.00pm-3.00pm to collect any donations.