How Australian skiers & boarders can help the homeless

The XTM Heat the Homeless Initiative allows Australians to donate their old ski and snowboard jackets to keep the homeless warm this winter.

On any given night one in two hundred Australians are homeless. You can help them get through winter with the XMT Heat the Homeless initiative.

As their website states:

“We’ve all got some old ski and snowboard jackets in our closets, our aim is to get them out of there and give them a second chance. Our goal is to collect as many of these warm, technical jackets as possible and get them to people where they can make a life changing difference.

The “Heat The Homeless” initiative is designed to support genuine Australians who have found themselves in a less fortunate situation. It is such a big task and we most definitely can’t do it alone so we are calling on as many people as we can to get involved. We will have drop off points located in associated retail stores all over Australia.”


How to Help


If you would like to donate a jacket to the Heat The Homeless Initiative we have a full list of collaborating stores at the bottom of this page. Alternatively you can send you’re jacket direct to us XTM, PO Box 422, Torquay, Vic, 3228 and we will ensure it gets to someone who really needs it.


If you are a retailer who wishes to get involved in this campaign please contact us through our email address and we will supply you with our Heat The Homeless collection box, information posters and add your store to the participation list.


If you are a charity based organisation and would like to help us distribute these jackets to the people who really need them we would be delighted to hear from you. Again please feel free to get in contact with us on

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the retailers and charity organisations who have helped us get the campaign to this point.

Retailer list for drop offs

Arlberg189 Summit Rd, Mt Buller
Auski9-11 Hardware Lane Melbourne
Buller Sports 1Marrondah Hwy and Elvins Street, Mansfield
Buller Sports 2Village Square, Mt Buller
Hoys188 Great Alpine Road, Harrietville
Outsports886 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin

New South Wales
Snowbound279 Penshurst St, Chatswood

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.


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