Participating in their 6th Vinnies CEO Sleepout
One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference
There are so many people who need our help, but to me the idea of not going home every night is just horrible. That's why I'm happy to help and why I love this event. I worked for quite a while at the Vinnies soup kitchen at Christies Beach, and wow it was an eye opener to see how many people came through there every night, all with their own stories.
That's why we opened Café Outside the Square on Whitmore Square in Adelaide, a purely not-for-profit venture. We help homeless people and other disadvantaged groups, by providing real-time training opportunities in all facets of hospitality operations, ie barista, kitchen, customer service etc. Our pay-it-forward philosophy also extends to our menu, so that when our customers buy our Square Meal of the day, they are then buying two meals for the homeless that night.
I also own a company called Buyologists, and we help companies save money by buying better. We help them in particular to negotiate better deals on all their significant overhead costs like say power, phones, freight, finance, print, insurance, waste, consumables, etc.. We charge only if we help them save so ours is a true win-win model.
I am fortunate to love what I do. I am also a hubby and dad and those are my favourite jobs of the lot!
So far this year I helped provide
Individual support programs
Funds raised over the years
Go Mike, Go!
Great effort Mike
Ayers House - Richard
Hey Mike, great to see the work you are doing here. Most of us can't even imagine being homeless, or even hungry. Well done. Best regards, John.
Good on you Mickey, stay warm mate.
You lead the way Mike!
Moore Stephens (sa) Pty Ltd
Great effort for a worthy cause.
Mike, well done on your efforts for a great cause
You are much braver than me!!!!!
Wayne & Libby Hooper/robertson
Fantastic work Michael. Well done.
Graham Burfield, Burfield & Associates
Keep up the great work Mike!
Dave & Gisela Obst
Sustainable Focus Pty Ltd
Good on you Mikey moo!
Great work, Mike. Well done!
Corrie Van Der Keyl
Love your commitment and dedication Mike!
Derek + Anne Harris
Well done for everything you do, Mike.
Steve Scudamore And Anne Last
Way to go Mikey!
Luke & Rach Toop
Dr Robert Muller
Great work as usual Mike! Cheers!
Great work Mike, and a great cause!
Very impressive, Mike. Tony
Well done, again, Mike.