Coming home from living in Western Australia, Beau and Madi Willis began to notice people sleeping rough in their home town of Deloraine.
Deciding this was not good enough, the pair rallied community members and businesses to raise money for swags and bedding to help those in need this winter.
"My mum owns the Deloraine Newsagency so I was coming in a lot, and I noticed a gentleman who kept coming in to charge his phone and we'd make conversation and just chat.
"One day he came in and he was saying how he brought a new to him, second-hand tent, because unfortunately for him the night before his had blown over in some rough weather. Luckily Vinnies had one and he was able to get shelter for the night.
"But I got thinking that I needed to go and buy him a swag and a sleeping bag so he would be good."
After speaking with people, including Deloraine House, Mr Willis discovered there were about 15 homeless people living in the area.
So I thought, why not try and change one person's life, how about we try and focus on doing that for 15 people.Beau Willis
Mr Willis went throughout the community and to local businesses, seeking donations for a raffle to help raise money to purchase swags and bedding for those who needed it.
"We were lucky enough to get just over $1800 worth of donations for the raffle which has been absolutely amazing, and to our surprise we actually had a few businesses come on board who donated directly to us," he said.
"We wanted to raise enough money to buy everyone just a swag at the beginning, but it turns out with the generosity we've been able to get everybody a swag and bedding as well.
"People haven't necessarily realised there are so many people in need in the area, so it's definitely raised awareness."
The sleeping bags and the swags have been ordered via local business TKA Camping and Outdoors.
"They've come on board and given us a really good price and gone to their supplier, we're grateful for that, and because they've come on so well we've already raised enough money to buy every single person, all 15 people, a swag and a sleeping bag, and we will have some money leftover," Mr Willis said.
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"So I'm going to go to Deloraine House and see how best to distribute that money for the community, and whether there are any other people in need, or whether we buy extra swags and bedding for other people in the future.
"It's been amazing really - I didn't think we'd get that many people to jump on board, so it's really great."
If you're wanting to help, raffle tickets are still available at Deloraine House and the Deloraine Newsagency, with the raffle drawn at midday on Saturday.
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