Roughing it for Australia’s homeless
Our CEO, Karl McCarthy, will spend one night out in the cold on the 23 June, as part of the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. His experience will come without the despair, sadness, violence and isolation that is a daily reality for over 105,000 Australians experiencing homelessness, but we would be grateful for any donation you can make in support of his participation. All donations will support Vinnies homelessness services.
We were shocked to read these statistics, prompting Karl to sign up for the Sleepout:
- 60% of the homeless population is under the age of 35
- More than 17,000 Australian children under the age of 12 have no permanent home
- Women and girls make up about 59% of all clients who access specialist homelessness services.
Each year Vinnies helps over 1.3 million people, providing warmth and nourishment through beds and meals, as well as education and lifeskills programs to help people break the cycle of homelessness. They couldn’t provide this assistance without the support from us.
The Ward team would be so grateful if you would support Karl’s participation with a donation, by visiting: https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/ceos/nsw-ceos/karl-mccarthy-ward
Please hold off on any rain dancing until after 23 June, and keep up to date on our fundraising efforts and Karl’s experience by following Ward’s Facebook page.