Participating in their 1st Vinnies CEO Sleepout
One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference to so many.
We have all seen signs like the one featured here but the fact is that homelessness continues to rise in Australia. Six years ago, the 2016 Census showed over 116,000 people across the country were without a safe, secure place to sleep at night and that number is expected to rise.
Homelessness affects so many people from all walks of life and there are many reasons why people face homelessness. For some it may be due to domestic and family violence or family breakdown. For others it may be a result of losing a much needed job or financial or psychological distress. For many it’s simply the lack of affordable housing.
Working in the city, we witness social challenges like homelessness and poverty everyday. For me its a reminder that while life is not always easy for all of us – I am lucky, even in my hardest times, to have had regular meals and somewhere to stay. I try not to turn a blind eye to the challenges that others face but it can be hard to know how to help. That’s why this year i decided to give my time to Vinnies – to raise funds that they can direct where they are needed the most.
For one night, I will get just a small glimpse of what its like to sleep rough as part of an initiative to raise awareness of the realities of homelessness.
To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, I need your support. Please help me to help others. Donating 50 dollars can make a huge difference to people who need it most.
So far this year I helped provide
Individual support programs
Good on you Lee.
Good on you Lee, you & Andy always thinking of others
Well done Lee!
Awesome Lee. Making a difference; supporting thousands of people across the country. Thank you.
Good luck Lee!