Leading with compassion in Melbourne

Thursday 20 June 2019

As poverty and homelessness continue to impact the vulnerable in our communities, the demand for Vinnies’ financial welfare assistance continues to rise – proof that Victorians are relying more heavily on the generosity of charities and volunteers to survive. Help us assist people in need within our community by signing up to sleep out or sponsoring a CEO today. With the help of compassionate, generous and driven individuals like you we can help break the cycle of poverty.

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2019 Impact so far







Raised so far


Our goal


Thanks to our incredible fundraisers and supporters, we have reached our goal of $900,000.

Let’s see how much more we can do, because the more we raise, the more impact we can make for people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Together, let’s try and raise $1.3m

Raised so far


Our goal


When and where?

6pm Thursday 20 June – 7am Friday 21 June 2019.
South Melbourne Market, Rooftop Carpark
Corner of Coventry & Cecil Streets, South Melbourne

Enter the 2019 Vinnies Good Business Award

A unique function of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is bringing together like-minded leaders to come up with solutions for how businesses can further help the community.

This year, we’re excited to announce our inaugural Vinnies Good Business Award, recognising the organisation that has done the most good in the community over the past year. It could be in fundraising, changing employment practices to better help at risk staff, producing products that assist vulnerable groups, examining the supply chain to remove unethical business practices or raising awareness of a particular cause.

The winner of this award will be invited to present to their CEO peers at the Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2019 in Melbourne on what they and their organisation has done.
The award will be judged by an independent expert panel. Entries close Thursday 30th May.

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See last year's event in action

Read about the experience
of one of last year's participants

Ben Burge, Belong (Telstra)

"Connection to community is at the core of what it means to be human. Homelessness can break that connection in every sense. The #CEOSleepoutAU reminds me of the duty we have to restore a sense of belonging among those caught in the potholes of life's random walk."

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