One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference
Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. Like many of us, I'm often guilty of turning a blind eye when I walk through our city and see those who are left out in the cold - in part because we just don't know what to do to help.
But it doesn't have to be that way. This year I'm taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. For one night, on the 2018 winter solstice, I'll be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness. I'm also likely to find a greater understanding of the paths that bring people to this situation, through the twists of random fate that could change any of our lives.
To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, I need your support. Will you help me to reach my target? Donating just 50 dollars can make a huge difference to people who need it most, and help them on a path to better things.
So far this year I helped provide
Individual support programs
All the best Helen!
All the best for this year's Sleepout!
I am really pleased that you have taken up the challenge. Great effort and reflective of your spirit. I hope it is not too cold on the night.
Good luck , hope it’s not too cold. Is it practice for your next track.ed
Great cause, good heart!
Great to see you made it last night Helen!
All the best and enjoy :)
You will enjoy your bed tomorrow night xx
All the best Helen, such a worthy cause to support.
Good work, Helen! You’re such a wonderful example to those around you
What a great cause. I will be thinking of you that night and wish you all the very best xoxo
Well done Helen on supporting a great cause. Keep warm!
Sleep well Helen!
What a lovely way to help the less fortunate. Good on you Helen.
All the best Helen:)
All the best Helen!
all the best :)
Well done Helen you’re the best xx
I hope you have a stylish beanie - well done
Well done, Helen. So brave!
Glad to help and glad you at least will have warm clothes to protect you from the elements, will always support efforts s to help less people having to go cold and hungry wherever I can.
Good Luck!! Great cause.
Good on you Helen for promoting the cause of the homeless in our city which seem to be growing at such an alarming rate.
Good on you Helen! Well done and good luck.
David & Colleen Jonas
Well done Helen! A worthy cause☺
Hi Helen - from our morning tea! Better late than never ;)