John braves the Vinnies CEO Sleepout
It certainly was cold on Thursday night when I joined 160 other CEO’s from Victoria to brave the cold to help raise funds @ the 2012 Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout.
While the act of sleeping out in the cold was certainly part of the experience, for me there were two aspects of the evening that were far more profound.
The first was the opportunity to meet some of the Vinnie’s staff who work tirelessly in support of the community, and the second thing was the opportunity to hear from three people from the homeless community who told of their stories.
My Participation in the CEO Sleepout last week has now seen us raise a staggering $8023!! Thank you for your dedication and support.
Though it was only for one night, I without doubt have finished this experience with a fresh awareness of the challenges the homeless face each night, not knowing where they will sleep.
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by John Hollingsworth