Vinnies CEO Sleepout
On one of the coldest nights of the year hundreds of CEOs, business owners as well as community and government leaders sleep outdoors on a cardboard box to support the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness. My Jewellery Shop decided this year that we wanted to play our part in raising awareness and much needed funds that will allow Vinnies to provide vital life-changing homelessness support services ultimately breaking the cycle of homelessness in Australia. Whilst this event is only one night, it certainly does not equate to what thousands of Australians are facing every day, but it did allow us to have to have a small glimpse at the incredibly large issue that is homelessness.
The unbelievable amount of $7.7 million was raised Australia wide and will go towards funding new initiatives, ensuring existing homeless services such as food vans and emergency support continue, and existing programs are expanded to ensure they are reaching Australians that need access to accommodation, meals and emergency assistance. Home is more than just four walls, its safety, security and support. Vinnies did an exceptional job in creating and running this event and we so proud that we could be a part of breaking the cycle of homelessness in Australia.
If you would like to know more about the incredible Saint Vincent de Paul Society head to their website below!