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CEO Sleepouts

CEO Sleepouts

About the Cause

Throughout the world, thousands of people sleep rough every night. Homelessness has a profound affect on individuals and communities. People who are homeless are more vulnerable to feelings of helplessness, feeling isolated and are more likely to turn to drugs and alcohol to handle mental and physical problems. Homelessness is also a complicated social issue that can take a long time to address, and can affect communities by increasing the chances of rough sleeping, street drinking, begging and prostitution.

CEO Sleepouts were created to allow some of the most privileged members of our societies to experience what life is like living on the streets in order to raise money and awareness of charities that help reverse and prevent states of homelessness.

Find out how our colleagues contributed to CEO Sleepouts.

Vinnie's CEO Sleepout 2021

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is an one-night event that helps the St Vincent de Paul Society support Australians all year long. Vinnies advocacy, education, counselling and housing programs are designed to tackle the root causes of inequality.

What we did

In June 2021, Oceania senior Partner Alistair Mein slept rough for the night in his third CEO Sleepout. He raised over $10,500 to help Vinnies provide essential services to the people who need them.

 

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Vinnie's CEO Sleepout 2020

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is an one-night event that helps the St Vincent de Paul Society support Australians all year long. Vinnies advocacy, education, counselling and housing programs are designed to tackle the root causes of inequality.

In June 2020, colleagues in our Oceania region raised close to AUS$15,000 as part of Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout. The hardy group from across our four Australian offices slept in their cars and in their backyards to gain a sense of the housing insecurity faced by thousands of Australians every night.

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CEO Sleepout UK

CEO Sleepout UK is a charity set up to fight homelessness and poverty. It is funded with money raised by big hearted business and community leaders.

Toby in his sleeping spot

In October 2019, our Partner, Chief Business Development Officer, and Head of Europe Toby Hunt slept rough for a night to raise money for CEO Sleepout UK.

He raised an amazing £2,438 for the charity and helped raise awareness of the struggles of homelessness in the UK.

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