Sunshine Coast Business Council members are gearing up for the 2023 Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise awareness and funds for the more than 1650 people experiencing homelessness on the Sunshine Coast each night.
With homelessness becoming an unwelcome reality for many on the Sunshine Coast, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout on June 22 will raise urgent financial support to provide accommodation, food and essential services to the most vulnerable in the community.
Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) chair Sandy Zubrinich says she is looking forward to this year’s event, taking place outside the Maroochydore Surf Club, where it is expected representatives of local businesses, community members and dignitaries will spend a night with just a sleeping bag, a sheet of cardboard, a cup of soup and slice of bread.
“We have men, women, youths and young children homeless on the Sunshine Coast every day and raising money for them is very much worth one cold and uncomfortable night,” Ms Zubrinich says.
All funds raised will go towards providing emergency accommodation for local families who would otherwise be sleeping rough.
The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a chance for the Sunshine Coast community to unite and make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness.
The SCBC encourages all individuals and businesses to get involved by taking part or donating to the cause.
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