Our AELERT Chair, Mark Gifford, will be forgoing the comforts many of us take for granted (think warm bed and hot showers) for one night to participate in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. On Thursday 20 June, Mark will be sleeping on the concrete at White Bay Cruise Terminal in Sydney as part of the 2019 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. He’s doing this to raise awareness and funds to address homelessness in our community.
The night itself is more than just sleeping in the cold, it’s an educational, emotional journey for CEOs, politicians and community leaders to get a meaningful insight into some of the causes and consequences of homelessness.
Mark is fundraising to support the work Vinnies does to get these people back on their feet. All the money raised will go towards crisis accommodation options for families and individuals, case management and counselling, educational and living skills courses, health services and home packages for people transitioning to housing.
People like Tony and his son benefit from the crisis accommodation and other services provided by Vinnies. Tony stayed at Vinnies’ Vincentian House which is the only family crisis accommodation that also accepts men and teenage boys.
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If you’re able to support Mark and help him reach his fundraising target, you can donate here: https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/markgifford/sydney
Thank you for your support!