I’m writing to let you know about an important fundraising campaign that I’m undertaking and to ask for your support – the Vinnies CEO Sleepout – which is being hosted in regional Victoria for the first time in 2018, right here in Geelong.
Now, more than ever, people in our local community need our support. Vinnies Victoria has experienced an average 40 percent rise in demand for welfare support over the past three years and in the greater Geelong district the rise has been as high as 68 percent. The time for our generosity and action is now.
In the last financial year, Vinnies volunteers helped over 318,000 Victorians in their homes or dedicated assistance centres. So let’s support them with the funding they need to continue helping local people in the grips of hardship.
The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a fundraising event attended by CEOs, business executives and community leaders, which involves sleeping on a piece of cardboard, in the thick of winter, to raise funds and awareness for people experiencing homelessness and poverty. I’ll be sleeping out with around 200 other leaders on 28 June 2018.
What is my goal?
Together with over 200 other business leaders, I’m helping to raise $200,000 to support Vinnies’ local, volunteer-run community services. Vinnies has over 12,000 volunteers across the state who visit people in their place of need, every day. My personal goal is to raise $5,000.
How can you help?
The biggest way you can support the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is to donate to yours truly and/or nominate a business or community leader to sleep out too! Or join our Soar Collective team!
Click on our team profile link HERE and contribute what you can to this invaluable cause.
You may also donate offline by sending a cheque or money order (payable to: St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Inc) to: Vinnies CEO Sleepout, Locked Bag 4800, Box Hill VIC 3128.
I look forward to embracing Geelong’s winter in June and thank you for your generosity!