I have slept rough a few times but I have never been homeless and don't envy anybody who is. With this in mind, I have signed up for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to do my part to help others who may fall through the cracks and need help from organisations like Vinnies.

I have slept rough a few times but I have never been homeless and don't envy anybody who is.

I do know that people can fall into this situation for a variety of reasons; mental illness, a failed business, a divorce or domestic violence can see people without a home. While homelessness seems foreign to most people, the reality is it can only take a string of bad luck to find yourself living on the street.

With this in mind, I have signed up for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to do my part to help others who may fall through the cracks and need help from organisations like Vinnies.

So, on Thursday 18 June, I will brave the elements with just a sleeping bag and some cardboard for a night myself to raise money for Vinnies Victoria and awareness of this issue.

My fundraising goal is $5000 and I'm emailing you because I hope you will help me get there. The money raised will help fund Vinnies services such as crisis accommodation, domestic violence support and soup van services. Even small amounts can make a huge difference:

  • $50 can provide a meal and educational resources for a disadvantaged child
  • $100 can provide essential medications for an elderly person
  • $300 can help a family pay its power bill this winter
  • $500 could shelter a homeless person in one of the Society's homeless accommodation services
  • $1,000 would pay the rent for a family facing eviction from their home

Please consider sponsoring me. With your help, I want to help Vinnies Victoria to give people the support they need to rebuild their lives.

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