Each year the St Vincent de Paul Society holds a national event, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, to raise awareness of the growing issue of homelessness. It challenges business and community leaders to sleep rough for one night and raise funds to combat the issue. Each night, tens of thousands of Australians sleep without a roof over their heads and on Thursday, 18 June, HBA CEO, Steve Burke got a small taste of the hardship faced by these people.
Since its inception in 2005, the CEO Sleepout has raised more than $30 million to assist Vinnies homeless services around Australia. Participants hear firsthand the brave and courageous stories from people who have experienced homelessness.
Due to Covid-19, the CEO Sleepout moved to home. Still sleeping outside but unfortunately we couldn’t meet and discuss the issues surrounding the homeless. I would like to thank everyone that donated to this very worth cause. We raised over $7500 & plans are already underway to create more awareness in 2021