Participating in their 2nd Vinnies CEO Sleepout
One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference
I feel honoured to be a part of the Vinnies’ CEO Sleepout for the fourth time, and I’m really pleased that this year I’ll be joined once again by my colleagues, CEO RACQ Bank Michelle Bagnall and CEO RACQ Assistance Glenn Toms.
Why do I keep coming back? With more than 116,000 people without a roof over their heads at night – 32% of them children - how can I not?
I can see a strong alignment between what we strive to do for the community at RACQ - helping people in their hour of need - and what Vinnies does helping people rebuild their lives, and the lives of their families.
Vinnies has helped me see how easy it is for people to fall out of the system and how hard it is to get back in. Think about it - once you no longer have a fixed address you can’t get Medicare, Centrelink payments or a bank loan.
We can all take our safety and security for granted, but the reality is the risk of homelessness is very real. Frighteningly, some 50% of Australians live literally from pay day to pay day, in a time when the cost of living continues to go up and up. No wonder we need to raise $7.1million this year overall to help those who have found themselves without a safety net.
It’s so easy to make a tax-deductible donation and no matter how small, if we all dig deep, it will make a big difference. I urge you to give what you can to help our community in crisis.
In addition to making a tax deductible donation, please consider being part of our online RACQ raffle, with all proceeds going towards the Vinnies’ homeless appeal. Tickets are just $10 each and you’ll be in the running for your share of a prize pool worth nearly $6,000! Thanks.
So far this year I helped provide
Individual support programs
Funds raised over the years
Racq Staff Bbq
Edw Launch Bbq
A great cause, all the best with the endeavour.
Good luck John!
Great initiative, John! Good luck!
Thank you for supporting such an important initiative John!
Thank you for supporting such a great cause John. I am glad that I can help support you in reaching your goal.