While most of us will be making plans for Friday night, some Australians will be wondering where they’ll sleep. More than 116,000 people experience homelessness every night, and 32% are children.
That’s not a reality ASOFIA CEO Gerard Ryan is comfortable with and that’s why on Thursday 20 June, Gerard will spend the longest and coldest night of the year sleeping on the concrete at White Bay Cruise Terminal in Sydney as part of the 2019 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
This year Gerard is hoping to raise at least $15,000. Over the past 3 years with tremendous support from the industry along many of his friends, Gerard has been able to raise over $50,000 for this very worthy cause. Last year ASOFIA formed a team and together they raised over $45,000 in just one year.
All monies raised will go towards crisis accommodation options for families and individuals at risk of homelessness, case management and counselling, educational and living skills courses, health services and home packages for those people Vinnies helps transition to housing.
To reach Gerard’s fundraising goal, he needs your help. Donations are tax-deductible and can be processed online.
Having a safe place to call home should be the right of every Australian.
Help Gerard fight 👊🏽homelessness by donating at ➡️