Loretta Wholley Merici College

Principal at Merici College
Location: Canberra

Participating in their 4th Vinnies CEO Sleepout

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

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. 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, 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

38

Individual support programs

101

Beds

404

Meals

Funds raised over the years

Latest Donations

Giraffe Studio Canberra

Adult giraffes get by on just 30 minutes of sleep a night (on average). It’s the shortest sleep requirement in the entire animal kingdom!

$555
Patrick Mcardle

Great work Loretta!

$500
John Volpato

Leading and giving by example - well done and thank you Loretta

$310
Virginia Cooke

What a wonderful thing to do to raise awareness. Thank you for doing this.

$310
Jessica Kalthofen

$310
Phil Lewis

$310
Trish Hindmarsh

Good on you Loretta and all at Merici; a marvellous opportunity to share that with you and the great efforts for the homeless, since Vin and I no longer can do the Sleepout as we did in our 'former lives'.

$310
Rachael

$310
Rory Johnston

$310
Kaye Hogan

Keep warm and well as you experience how less fortunate people slep every night.

$300
Bern W

admire the example you give

$260
The Treble Family

Fantastic cause. Good luck.

$156
Vince Nardo

$125
Simons Family

$125
Eileen Jerga

Very worthy cause. Thank you for leading by example.

$125
Steve Francis

Great to see your continuing commitment. Hope you are coping with the craziness of the past year

$125
Bungendore Bus And Coach

$125
Polegubic Family

Amazing work Loretta!

$125
Anonymous
$125
Anonymous
$125
Michael Wholley

Too cold for me...….

$125
Andrew Withers

Let's hope we don't freeze :)

$125
Peter Funnell

Best wishes Blakie

$125
Anonymous
$125
Psw Pty Ltd

Have a great night out. from all us at PSW

$125
Car Mechanical Services

Great cause! Well done Loretta

$125
Cameron Begley

$125
Lisa Batchler

Emma Garratt is looking forward to sharing this experience with you 😊

$125
Kerri Mackay

$125
Therese Clancy

Well done Miss Thank you!

$120
Anonymous
$104
Loretta Wholley Merici College

$104
Np

$104
George Athas Family

Thank you for bringing awareness to my Family Loretta

$104
Anonymous
$104
Eileen Kelliher

Awesome and important cause, thank you for raising awareness

$104
Anna Pembroke

Well done to Loretta and all the girls at Merici who participated in the Vinnies sleepout.

$104
Richard Brabin-smith

Encouraged to make a donation by Imogene Blake.

$104
Roger Hillman

Imogene Blake is doing the hard work - best wishes to you all and thanks for acting on our behalf.

$104
Megan Morris

Imogene, I'm very proud of you.

$104
Adrian Heim

great cause - good luck Miss : )

$100
Student Donations And Shoe Shine

Student Donations and Shoe Shine

$87
Carmel Brennan

Wishing you a warmish and safe night

$57
Caitlin Beasley

Go Mrs Wholley

$57
Evie And Claire Foote

Good on you, Loretta!

$57
Emma Frater

Congrats on continuing to support this great cause, particularly in such a difficult year.

$57
Liz Moyle

$57
Hung Dang

$57
Jodi George

Good luck Loretta!

$57
Jusrine Garbellini

$57
Melissa Plush

Well done my friend :)

$57
Liddy Family

$57
Anonymous
$57
Susan And Ross Phillips

Well done Imogene Blake. Your grandparents are so proud of you

$57
Heidi Prowse

Great work Loretta! Such an important cause.

$57
Sandra Korab

You are a legend.

$57
Lorena Skipper

Good luck! A wonderful cause!

$57
Jan Baker

Well done Loretta and Merici Collge.

$57
Fabrice Boone

$57
Andree Rice

Good luck Loretta!

$57
Jillian Price

Love your work again!! 👌🏻

$57
Anne Curran

Sleep tight (at least try to!!!). Thank you.

$57
Amanda Mackenzie

Go Loretta!

$57
Anne-marie Cooper

Go well Loretta!

$57
Jacqui Keighery

Stay warm, have fun

$57
Debbie Grieve

Well done Loretta! Great cause.

$57
Catherine Cooney

$57
Shane Rattenbury

Thanks for participating, and setting a good example to your students.

$57
Joanna Adamson

Well done, Imogene Blake and all the team!

$57
Anonymous
$57
Trisha Templeton

$57
Louise Zavone

$57
Tia Townsend

$57
Ros Parisi

Great work Loretta! Enjoy your cold night out for such a good cause!

$57
Nick Bulleid

Via Imogene Blake

$57
Renee And Nick Taylor

$57
Anonymous
$57
Judith Norris

Trusting the sleep out goes well Loretta.

$55
Andrew Turnbull

Well done Boss!

$55
Lisa Kearney

$55
Justine Maccormick

$55
Anonymous
$55
Anonymous
$55
Anonymous
$55
Damien Nemeth

$55
Mary-ann Teena Fraser

$55
Anonymous
$52
Christy Fox

$52
John Griffiths

$52
Andrea Dean

thank you for doing good!

$52
Anonymous
$52
Tess Vandenbergh

$52
Mary Molan

$50
Anonymous
$50
Little Family

$42
Samantha Butchart

Go Loretta! You are a shining example for our girls :-)

$42
Michelle Wootton-price

Great initiative Loretta.

$42
Helen Catchatoorian

Well done Imogene!

$31
Natalie Fairfax

Good luck with this, I’ll be hoping it’s not too cold a night for you.

$31
Anonymous
$31
Glenva Parker

Good on you Loretta! You are an inspiration to us all.

$31
Nadine Sadler

Great job Loretta,

$30
Anonymous
$30
Tracy Miosge

A great and worthwhile cause Loretta!

$30
Ainsley O’malley

$26
Josie Lawatsch

$26
Gerard Ryan

Stay warmish

$26
Catherine Rolfe

Good job, Loretta!

$26
Tony Plunkett

$26
Maria Caputo

$26
Anonymous
$25
Mel Beeton

$21
Jess Morris

Go Mrs Wholley!

$21
Imogene Blake

$21
Isabel Frugtniet

$21
Bryn Leivesley

$21
Harriet Spring

$21
Anonymous
$21
Lily Alexander

$21
Isabella Taylor

Congratulations

$21
Amy Clement

$21
Anonymous
$21
Clare Cremen

Good luck Mrs Wholley - Serena F

$21
Elizabeth Ween

Elizabeth Ween - great cause!

$21
Elias Petropoulos

Well done Merici

$21
Anonymous
$21
Anonymous
$21
Julie Jenkins

$21
Izzy Thomas

$21
Anonymous
$21
Phoebe Emerson

$21
Craig Davies

Good onya Loretta, rug up!!

$21
Alison Hemmings

$21
Maryanne Gore

All the best, Loretta.

$21
Anonymous
$21
Anonymous
$21
Yasamin Dawood

I donate on behalf my daughter Ayah Al-Jobouri

$21
Alannah

$21
Cassandra Jane Power

$21
Maddison Wilson

$21
Laura Harris

$21
Kylie Allum

donation on behalf of Alexis Allum for the Vinnies Sleepout

$21
Claire Baker

$21
Anonymous
$21
Vanessa Gibson

Stay warm Loretta

$21
Anonymous
$21
Anonymous
$21
Georgette Wood

$21
Giana

great work Merici- Ms Wholley

$21
Georgiadis

$21
Jennifer Everett

Donation drom Madison Everett

$21
Annabel Chifley

$21
Sleep Out Fee

$21
Patrice Coffee

$21
Lindsey Davis

$21
Amy Connellan

Great work supporting such a worthy cause Merici College!

$21
Claire

I can not attend tonight - here is my donation to support the event

$21
Amy Redmond

$21
Janell Jones

$21
Gabby Reynolds

$20
Anonymous
$20
Tonkin Family

This is to support my daughter Georgia Tonkin who is sleeping out with the Merici team tomorrow night. Great work girls!

$20
Anonymous
$20
Anonymous
$20
Sangeeta Gupta

This donation is on behalf of my daughter Pragnya Gupta who is participating in the Vinnies Sleepout.

$20
Jemma Burgess

$20
Tenielle Burgess

$20
Natalie Howard

Wonderful cause ! Thank you for your ongoing support 😊

$20
Walters Family

💞 Hope it’s not too cold Mrs Wholley!

$20
Charlotte Green

Great work Merici!

$20
Natasha Moore

Thank you for doing this.

$20
Raymond Holt

Good work Santiago.

$20
Bianca

$10
Anonymous
$10
Jennifer Medd

$10

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