The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show us there are 105 237 people experiencing homelessness every night across Australia. It also shows us that 17 000 Australian Children under the age of 12 have no home and a further 10 900 young people aged 12 to 18 are experiencing homelessness. These statistics ring very true for my family as my mum was living on the streets when she was 15, the age I am now. This reminds me that these are not just statistics, there is a face and a story behind each number and if I had been raised in different circumstances it could have been me.
Helping people who are experiencing homelessness is something that has been important to me since I could talk. So i am so honoured to be participating in the CEO Sleep Out this year. I will be joining a group of incredible thought leaders and influencers in the fight to alleviate homelessness in Australia, and we need YOUR HELP! Every night, Vinnies provides crisis accomodation facilitates to thousands of Australians. A donation to my participation in the CEO Sleep Out helps fund Vinnies homeless services across Sydney! I have set a target of $5000 but I’m hoping our community can reach more so we can help change the lives of thousands of Australians.
And to top it off there are some benefits for you too! Other than being apart of an incredible movement and helping us change the lives of Australians experiencing homelessness each night there are 2 major benefits for supporting our fight to alleviate homelessness. The first is Tax Benefits. All donations above $2 are tax deductible. Secondly, for every $1000 raised we will be doing a spectacular giveaway to one of the amazing donors who have supported our cause up until that point!
This is a cause I am so passionate about and always have been, and I am so appreciative for all the support from everyone to date. Together we can see an impact being made in the world, and the change starts with YOU!
Good Vibes and Abundance