This year in June Ben Wood, Clicks’ Managing Director, will be taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. In Melbourne and capital cities across Australia on Thursday 20 June, other business leaders and Ben will sleep rough to experience homelessness first hand to help raise money and awareness of homeless people.
I was shocked to learn recently that there are approximately 22,000 homeless people in Victoria. Because I am a CEO I thought the Sleepout was an event I should participate in to draw attention to this issue and help raise funds for the outstanding work that Vinnies does in support of the homeless.
My goal is raise at least $5,000 for Vinnies.
Money raised through sponsoring us will directly assist Vinnies to provide relief to the homeless through crisis accommodation, domestic violence support, soup van services and access to budget counselling, cooking skills and legal advice.
You can make a big difference by liking, sharing, commenting, re-tweeting, and +1’ing this post. The more people who see what we’re trying to achieve, the more we can help this important cause.
Remember: the more money we raise, the more we can directly assist in helping the homeless. You can sponsor me by clicking here.
Some facts about how your donations can help:
A $5 donation buys a warm drink on a cold night.
Giving $10 provides much-needed food.
By sponsoring $50 you can provide school books and material for a disadvantaged child.
A donation of $100 will provide bedding, a meal and a fresh change of clothes for a homeless person.
A gift of $500 will pay the rent for a family facing eviction.
A donation of $1,000 will enable a survivor of domestic violence and their children to make the supported transition from a Vinnies refuge into independent housing.