Everybody deserves a safe place to call home

Everybody deserves a safe place to call home

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For over 116,000 people nationally, homelessness is a reality. An unfortunate reality they would prefer not to experience. And for most of us, we’re not likely to.

St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) are proactive in raising awareness about homelessness and the much-needed funds to help those experiencing unfortunate circumstances.

One such initiative is The Vinnies CEO Sleepout where CEOs, business executives and community leaders sleep rough for one night around capital cities. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the pressures felt by people experiencing homelessness.

One night isn’t a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference

Smarter Communities CEO, Alexander J Lang, will be participating in his third Vinnies CEO Sleepout on June 17. Alex will be sleeping out with other business leaders at Sydney’s White Bay Cruise Terminal to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need.

To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, Alex needs all the support he can get.

Are you able to help our leader to not only reach his target of $7,500, but to exceed this amount to help those in need?

  • $55 helps feed a family for a day
  • $120 helps a family keep the power on this winter
  • $300 helps relocate a person sleeping rough to accommodation services
  • $505 helps provide emergency accommodation for a family in crisis

“This year I’m taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. For one night I’ll be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness.

“But more than that, I’ve opened up the conversation with fellow leaders, colleagues, friends and family. The more we can drive awareness, the more we can do to help break the cycle of homelessness.”

Donating any amount can make a huge difference to people who need it most. If you can, please support Alex and donate any amount to raise much-needed funds. Thank you.

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