Lee Alexander

New South Wales

Participating in their 2nd Vinnies CEO Sleepout

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

In 2022 I had the privilege of joining the CEO sleepout, getting hands-on with the Vinnies team at a local service and meeting past and current residents. 

The work that Vinnies do is truly amazing.  It's much more than handouts - it's a hand-up.  They work to provide sustainable programs, support and long-term solutions for people to help overcome homelessness, poverty, domestic and family violence, addiction and other forms of hardship

The people they provide assistance to come from all walks of life, and I was touched by their individual stories - often saddened by their circumstance but inspired by their outlook.

Sure, it's tough for one cold night, but worth every minute of discomfort knowing that we can all help Vinnies to drive change and make a real difference.

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn't have to be that way. This year I'll once again be taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money to support Australians in need. For one night, I'll be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness.

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

So far this year I helped provide


Individual support programs





Funds raised over the years

Latest Donations


Angela Derks

Great cause! Good luck Lee.