There are more than 100,000 Australians who sleep rough each night of the year. Just under half of these are women; a quarter of these are under the age of 18.
On Thursday 21 June 2012 the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout will take place in capital cities across Australia. CEOs and senior business and community leaders are invited to rise to the challenge and experience what it is like to be homeless for one night in winter and help the St Vincent de Paul Society to raise awareness of the real facts of homelessness.
Sydney CEOs will swap the penthouse for a patch of concrete to raise funds for the city’s homeless.
Bosses across the country will sleep rough for one night at the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout in June, which organisers hope will raise $5 million for the nation’s 105,000 homeless.
All money raised through the sponsorship of participants goes directly towards the ongoing provision of Vinnies’ homeless services across the country.
Stay tuned for more information about this annual event which break records each year for the number of CEO participating and the amount of money raised.