Access Housing Chief Executive Officer Garry Ellender will tonight join more than 100 other Perth business and community leaders for a night ‘sleeping rough’ as part of the 2016 Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout at the WACA Ground.
There is still time to make a donation to Garry (or any of the other CEOs taking part) ahead of tonight’s event, which will see participants weather the elements to get a first-hand experience and understanding of some of the hardships homeless Australians deal with every day, in a bid to raise funds for the St Vincent de Paul Society.
“I am proud to again join some of Perth’s leading business minds in helping raise funds for, and draw attention to the plight of, Australia’s homeless by taking part in the 2016 Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout,” Garry said.
“If you can spare a few dollars, I kindly encourage you to donate to my direct fundraising page by clicking here or to any other participating CEOs to help us make a real difference in working towards ending homelessness in Australia.”
The 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout is the event’s 11th instalment, with Sleepout events to be held in capital cities and major regional centres across Australia. Funds raised from the Sleepouts have the potential to not only provide crucial assistance to people experiencing homelessness but to make inroads to addressing the very causes of homelessness with the aim of breaking the cycle of homelessness permanently for as many people as possible.