Donate today to the BSL Christmas appeal

The holiday season can be particularly tough, not only with presents for children or a visit to family unaffordable, but also with increased isolation.

For too many people, their Christmas wish is as simple as an opportunity to secure a decent job. Can you imagine not being able to support yourself or your loved ones for 46 weeks? That is the average length of time it takes for a jobseeker in Australia to find work.4

Let’s not stereotype the unemployed. People want to work.

Long-term unemployment pushes people into deep disadvantage. At the Brotherhood of St Laurence, our employment programs provide a pathway out of poverty.

With your help this Christmas, we can support more people into secure work.

A smiling girl in dark clothing in front of a red wall

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes