Bartercard is the leading fundraiser at the Gold Coast 2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
On the 22nd of June, I was with more than 200 CEOs and business leaders at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast, where we roughed it for the night to raise money for the homeless. It was only one night, but sleeping on a cold hard floor in the elements was an eye opener to what over 100,000 people in Australia experience every night.
Thanks to you, our Bartercard members and staff, we raised over $74,000 and counting for Vinnies to directly support homeless and disadvantaged Australians. All up, the 2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout raised over $5 million dollars Australia wide.
I read in the news today that 1 in every 17 people living in Queensland is homeless, many of them women and children without any options. Homelessness varies from state to state, but this hard-hitting number really shocked me, especially in Australia.
Thankfully Vinnies is curbing the impact of homelessness every day through support like shelter, food and assistance which is bolstered through the CEO Sleepout.
Thank you so much for your generous support - off the back of this effort Bartercard is soon launching a new way to continue helping organisations in the not-for-profit space. Watch this space coming soon in 2017!
Fundraising for the 2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout is still open and contributions can be made HERE.