Gethsemane works with appropriate State and Community agencies, in a form of practical partnership, when issues arise in regard to mental wellbeing.
Winter CEO Sleep Out

Winter CEO Sleep Out

As part of VinniesĀ  fund raising for the homeless they have one night of the year when business executives and others sleep rough. They experience a minor aspect of homelessness, raise awareness of the issue and fund raise for Vinnies.
Vinnies report that there are more than 105,000 Australians who find themselves homeless each night of the year and half of these are women; a quarter are under the age of 18.The event is a unique way for business leaders to actively combat the issue of homelessness by rising to the challenge and experiencing a small dose of what it is like to sleep rough for one night. The night is an experiential, no frills affair with CEOs given nothing more than a beanie, a sheet of cardboard, and a cup of soup.

The executives get busy on the phone raising money as Mr Howman was reported in the Canberra times after his experience ‘It’s amazing how many people get behind the cause of homelessness. People know it’s an issue in the community, it’s a big issue and people want to do something and make a difference.’

The money is still coming in but, 20th June, on Vinnies‘ website, NSW which with 298 executives sleeping out has received $1.9 million dollars and West Australia with 111 has 1.2million; Queensland with 176 hasĀ  0.77million; South Australia with 105 has 0.57million and Victoria with 148 0.42million; ACT with 95has 0.38million; Northern Territory with 69 has 0.17 million and Tasmania with 39 has 0.11million.

 

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