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, 20 June, HBA CEO, Steve Burke will get 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 will also hear firsthand the brave and courageous stories from people who have experienced homelessness.