As you sit by a warm fireplace, turn on your heater, or snuggle into your electric blanket, think about how cold it is outside. Though you certainly do not want to venture out into the winter elements, not everybody has a choice.
Salesian College Sunbury have a number of Young Vinnies students that have committed to sleep outside on Friday 17 August to raise money for charity as part of the St Vincent De Paul Winter Sleepout. This is our third School Sleepout for the St Vincent DePaul Society and Ozanam Community Centre in North Melbourne.
Vinnies Sleepouts give people a glimpse into the realities of homelessness by ‘sleeping rough’ for a night to raise awareness and funds for Vinnies homelessness services. It is estimated over 105,000 Australians experience homelessness each night; half of these people are women and a quarter are young people under the age of 18.
The ‘hands on’ nature of our Vinnies School Sleepout by our students helps them to develop an understanding of the impact of homelessness and provides an opportunity to take action. This experience challenges our students' sense of home and offers unique insight into the complex issues faced by people experiencing homelessness.
It is a great opportunity for us all to be grateful for what we have in our life while giving back to others by supporting Vinnies in their efforts to help those facing homelessness rebuild their lives and reconnect with the community.
Salesian College Sunbury is collecting Coles-Myer Group gift cards to give to clients who access the St Vincent DePaul Society and Ozanam Community Centre.
If you are interested in donating, please contact College Reception on phone 9744 0000.
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