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John Piccolo

CEO at Woodards Group
Location: Melbourne

One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference

I have been selected as one of six Ambassadors for this year's Vinnies CEO Sleepout and am asking for your support.  

To share a cup of soup on a cold night with so many other influential business and community leaders engenders a sense of pride and fulfillment.  In a collaborative way, it provides an ideal forum to focus on very real social issues, enabling debate, learnings and actions, which will benefit people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage in our society. 

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn't have to be that way. 

My first sleepout in 2017 gave me a very small glimpse into the daily struggles of those so much less fortunate than myself who, for a a myriad of reasons, find themselves living on the street.  Spending time with the Vinnies volunteers and fellow CEOs who were sleeping out that night also gave me hope that our combined, consistent efforts will eventually make a difference.  

To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, I need your support. Will you help me to help me reach my target? Donating $50 can make a huge difference to people who need it most.

So far this year I helped provide

181

Individual support programs

476

Beds

1904

Meals

Funds raised over the years

Latest Donations

John Piccolo

Matching dollar for dollar has raised an additional $29,104.98. Getting closer to my goal !!

$14.55k
John Piccolo

Matching dollar for dollar has made a big difference. Thanks to all

$7.17k
Woodards Charitable Foundation

"If you think you're too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito".

$5.01k
Woodards Camberwell

We'll be thinking of you JP as you sleepout for this very worthy cause !!

$1.01k
Malcolm Dingle

Trust you will reach your goalJP

$710
Mark Shannon

Always thought you were bit crazy -well done, great cause.

$610
James & Cathy King

Sleep well

$515
Adele And John Ubaldi

So Sharon has kicked you out of home? John, you are amazingly inspirational despite being pies supporter

$515
Isabella Ubaldi (mama's Girl!)

One good deed deserves another! Thanks so very much for your generosity and helping me with my soon to be overseas homeless state.

$515
Mario Lionetti

$515
Steven Covino

$515
Winter & Stewart Oc Managers

Good for you John, it is a good thing you are doing.

$515
Greg Cornish

Super cause....and can't resist your offer to match donations! A fine effort John!

$515
Carol Zammit

Great effort !

$510
Anonymous
$510
Clyde Davenport

$510
Neil Pearson

Good Luck John!

$510
Cathy Romagnano

We'll be thinking of you JP whilst you sleep out for this great cause !!

$505
Kerry & Jason Sharpe

Best wishes for Thursday JP

$505
Greg Costello

John I would like a photograph of you on the night in all your glory - shivering and shaking!

$505
Mario & Daniela Butera

Well done Johnny You’re a star ⭐️

$505
Chris & Fort Viglietti & Montesano

For a collingwood supporter you're OK

$505
Anonymous
$500
Best Hooper Lawyers

$500
Dennis Dooley

$500
Teska & Carson

Good Luck John! Steve & the team at T&C.

$450
Julie Bisping

Thank you for giving us the opportunity, through your efforts, to help make a difference.

$320
John Higginbotham

$310
Lee Salce

hot water bottle might be a good idea to bring along

$300
Greg Moran

I know you can do it as easy as chase better than half yard.

$300
Warragul Rv Centre

$260
Peter & Zita Paprota

Congratulations raising so much money for such a worthy cause. Good work.

$260
Paul Stoner

$260
Anonymous
$260
Martin Walter

$260
Woodards Oakleigh

Keep up the great work Pic

$250
Angela Feruglio

It's a big goal this year John! Good luck raising the money for this important cause.

$250
John And Joanie Crowe

Well done JP

$250
N & D

Keep up the good work, proud of you. N & D xx

$250
Core Engineering Group

$250
Maree Mills, Gallagher Insurance

Really proud to donate to this cause John and love the synergy from a man who has sold homes to people for so many years to supporting those less fortunate.

$250
Gary Herz

You will deserve a holiday in Italy after the sleepout! Best of luck

$250
John Higginbotham

$213
Anonymous
$213
Owen Guest

Good luck John.

$213
Tracey Fellows

Go for it John! Best of luck!! Tracey

$213
Greg Cornish

Great cause...well done John!

$213
Gail Long

Well done John, you are making a difference for a great cause

$213
Km Solow

$213
Anthony Natoli

Well done John, inspiring.

$213
Iain Brown

Onya JP.

$213
Jimmy Karlis

Great cause John Happy to support your journey Good luck with it Regards Jimmy Karlis

$213
Colin Sacks

JP you are a giant amongst men. Go well.

$213
Karen

$213
Anonymous
$213
Barry Plant

Go John, great to see someone "giving back" Barry.

$213
Marco Di Pietrantonio

$213
Travis Day

Well done John!!!

$213
Ubaldo Dipietrantonio

Love your work.

$213
Joanna Goldsmith

$208
Figaro

Upon slumber, the worldly man evokes the following two-lettered ten words:.. IF IT IS TO BE......IT IS UP TO ME. Upon awakening, this man is no longer a parsimonious, cheese-paring curmudgeon. I hope these 10 words are not wasted.

$205
Steven Lelli

Well done John.

$205
Vince Scopelliti

$205
Rick Hansen

No second place on this mission JP, keep at it!

$205
Amber Linzner

Good Luck John!

$200
Joel Smith

Well done mate

$200
Stephen Kleid

$187
Figaro 2.0

Act II : Suetonius (JP) to Julius Caesar(JC): Alea Jacta Est ! Jan 10, 49BC.

$160
John Mathieson

Having reached my own Sleepout target on the back of Cheryl's support I can now afford to lend a hand to those who are struggling to reach theirs.

$150
Robert Allanadale

$114
Jason Scott

Great work John

$109
Luke Piccolo

Great work again Cavallo!

$109
Amanda Browne

What a great thing to do hope it’s not too cold

$109
Don Brindley

$109
Anonymous
$109
Sarah Halls

Always giving!

$109
Noela Day

Well done JP

$109
Helena Chow

All the best for the sleepout. Hope the weather is mild! 💪💪🎯💰💰

$109
Geoff Kliger

John, you are living proof that real estate agents do have a heart. Good work

$109
Dazza And Bellezza

"If you can't feed a hundred people then feed just one" - Mother Teresa 1910 xx xx

$109
Peter Carew

enjoy your night under the stars!

$109
Jenny Mckendry

Good tidings hope it’s a mild night 😘😘

$109
Stephen Robertson

Your a legend. (The pies need more like you) Best of luck in achieving the van.

$109
Dean Albano

Well done John

$109
Dawn Simpson

What a great cause........my thoughts will be with you

$109
Anonymous
$109
Anonymous
$109
James Kerner

$109
Tonya Davidson

Best of luck JP

$109
Melbourne Podiatrists & Orthotics

Good luck John - great cause !

$109
Lucrum Group Pty Ltd

$109
Bruce Mcdonald

Well done, John. I'm sure you'll hit your goal! Regards Bruce McDonald

$109
Sarah Tipping

Great cause and a fabulous effort on your part John.Regard

$109
Db

Awesome work mate!

$109
Araf Mojaled

Good luck JP!

$109
Magdalina Triantafyllidis

Thank you for taking such a lead in making a difference John.

$109
James Woods - Ecollect

Good work JP. There might be a few calling for rain and hail on the night but I won't be one of them. Jim Woods

$109
Richard Bodley

$109
Amelia Natoli

Great cause JP you're a champion! Best wishes to you in achieving your goal - keep warm!

$109
Adam Schwab

Good luck

$109
De Luca Property Group

$109
Frank & Domenica Forti-biggin & Scott Sunshine

Great cause well done JP and team!

$109
Michael Skerrett

$109
Vincenzo D'angelo

John, you're a good man.

$109
Chris Karantzas

great Job Captain

$109
Ian Armstrong

$109
Jeanne Snider

$109
Caroline Hammill

Go JPP

$105
Anonymous
$105
Bert Armstrong

$105
Fabian Secatore

Well done John, great effort & cause... Fabian and the Elsternwick team

$105
Paul Robson

Great job JP

$105
Sav Cremona

Well done John - sleep well !

$105
Vincent Micallef

Put you woolies on. vince micallef

$105
Simon Martyn

$105
Tracey

Good luck John!

$105
Adreana Stranges

$105
Wendy Whitehead

All the best John both on the sleep out and in your challenge to raise funds to buy a soup van.

$105
Frank Magnabosco

$104
Dean Fraser

Well done JP. Great of you to be doing this. Will join you one year :)

$104
Anonymous
$104
Stephen Hufford

Stay warm John, and keep up the good work!

$100
Carole Wilson

Enjoy

$100
J.h.

$100
Tony And Jane Nathan

$100
Cate

$78
Anonymous
$73
Barb Gross

$57
Ros Charter

$57
Wendy Norton

Well done JP, a fantastic effort for such a worthy cause!

$57
Lisa Hew

$57
Aphrodite Mandikos

$57
Ed Gill

$57
Alex Warhurst

$57
Robert Clements

Bless everyone who has to sleep out. Coming back and forth to Melbourne it hits home where things are at, very sad.. There are some great stories where people bounce back, let’s hope our efforts help a few more. Good on you John, you are a very special man.

$57
Michael Lefebvre

Best of luck John.

$57
Caroline & David Thomas

A great cause JP, your support is changing lives!

$57
Lizzie Roberts

Great stuff! Go JP!

$57
Morley Commercial

$57
Vince Sinni

$57
Kim Kilgore

$57
David Temple

Good luck JP

$57
Leanne Gard

Well done Johnny! !!!

$57
Anonymous
$57
Anne Marie Nayna

An inspiring initiative John :)

$55
J. B

$55
Renae Galea

Well done John, great effort & cause... Renae and the Elsternwick team

$55
Lucy Menting

$55
Maria Harris

John You have always been so kind and helpful , not just to my family but to many others it is a pleasure to support you in the sleepout. Maria H

$52
Claire Scott

Go John!

$52
Vincenzo Sferlazza

$52
Peter Carew

Enjoy the night out it might just be like the big freeze!!

$52
Lorenzo Serafini

Great effort John, take your fluffy PJ's!! Buona Fortuna!

$50
Damian Davine

Great work John in supporting great work by Vinnies

$50
John Adgemis

Well done John, great effort & cause... John A and the Elsternwick team

$36
Chris Nunn

$26
Julian Badenach

$25
John Adgemis

Well done John, great effort & cause... John A and the Elsternwick team

$21
Luke Piccolo

Given you are matching donations now I'm feeling particularly generous knowing this is going to cost you as well!

$21
Donna Turner

Well done John, great effort & cause... Donna and the Elsternwick team

$20
Sophie Hatten

Well done John, great effort & cause... John A and the Elsternwick team

$20
Jemma Bouwmeester

Well done John, great effort & cause... Jemma and the Elsternwick team

$20
Deanna Trikolas

Well done John, great effort & cause... Deanna and the Elsternwick team

$20
Anna Bohdan

Well done John, great effort & cause... Anna and the Elsternwick team

$20
Kylie Macdonald

Well done John, great effort & cause... Kylie and the Elsternwick team

$20
Melissa Loughran

Well done John, great effort & cause... Melissa and the Elsternwick team

$20
Anastasia Grosios

Well done John, great effort & cause... Anastasia and the Elsternwick team

$20
Joanna Seremelis

Well done John, great effort & cause... Joanna and the Elsternwick team

$20
John Papanicolaou

Well done John, great effort & cause... John P and the Elsternwick team

$20
Tania Verduci

Well done John, great effort & cause... Tania and the Elsternwick team

$20
Juanita Kelly

Well done John, great effort & cause... Juanita and the Elsternwick team

$20
Craig Franzi

Well done John, great effort & cause... Craig and the Elsternwick team

$20
Mike Richardson

Well done John, great effort and cause! Mike and the Elsternwick team!

$20
Anonymous
$20
Kate Emerson

As per referral Carol Zanmitt

$5

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