Our CEO John Piccolo, has been selected as one of six Ambassadors for this year's Vinnies CEO Sleepout and is asking for your support.
The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a fundraising event attended by CEOs, business executives and community leaders, which involves sleeping on a piece of cardboard, in the thick of winter, to raise funds and awareness for people experiencing homelessness and poverty. He will be sleeping out with around 200 other leaders on 21 June 2018.
Now, more than ever, Vinnies Victoria needs your support. The charity has experienced an average 40 percent rise in demand for welfare support over the past three years and in some parts of the state, the rise has been as high as 68 percent.
In the last financial year, Vinnies volunteers helped over 318,000 Victorians in their homes or dedicated assistance centres; so the time for your generosity is now.
What is his goal?
Together with over 200 other business leaders, John is helping to raise $800,000 to support Vinnies’ local, volunteer-run community services. Vinnies has over 12,000 volunteers across the state who visit people in their place of need, every day. His personal goal is to raise $52,200.
His first sleep-out in 2017 gave him a very small glimpse into the daily struggles of those so much less fortunate than himself who, for a myriad of reasons, find themselves living on the street. Spending time with the Vinnies volunteers and fellow CEOs who were sleeping out that night also gave him hope that their combined, consistent efforts will eventually make a difference.
How can you help?
The biggest way you can support the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is to donate or nominate a business or community leader to sleep out too!
Your support by way of a donation would be greatly appreciated. Just click on his profile above to go to his fundraising page.
If you would like to nominate someone to join him at the sleepout, please click here for more information.
John looks forward to embracing Melbourne’s winter in June and thanks you for your generosity!