Slept Out for Homelessness
Last night I slept out with two of my daughters at the Australian Institute of Sport for the Canberra Community Sleepout. The Sleepout is a major fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul Canberra/Goulburn and Communities@Work to support their work in preventing homelessness. In addition to fundraising the event also raised awareness about the issue of homelessness in our community.
The night involved a range of activities that certainly made the night enjoyable for all. My girls had a good time socialising and participating in the event. One managed to get a few hours sleep and the other stayed up all night…. Both are asleep now….. The event is a true tribute to the efforts of the project team. Thank you.
During the serious side of the event we learnt about how homelessness impact on a range of people and how domestic and family violence plays a role in creating homelessness. With a number of guest speakers that talked out their experiences in homelessness, domestic violence and with both, everyone in the crowd was touched.
We can all make a difference. Firstly we can educate ourselves about the issue. We can understand the causes and the solutions. In addition you can assist with the fundraising by donating at https://www.sleepout.org.au/my-fundraising/2118/canberra-community-sleep-out
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