Monday, June 20, 2011
St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleepout 2011
CEO's were encouraged to bring their own sleeping bags + warm clothing and cardboard was also provided to protect them from the elements.
Dinner? Yes you guessed it, a basic meal of soup and bread rolls, served with tea or coffee. I huge congrats goes out to the CEO's that took the time out to raise much needed funds.
In Queensland, the St Vincent de Paul Society has over 420 beds for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This includes short, medium and long term accommodation, as well as disability housing. Every month in Brisbane alone, Vinnies helps more than 4,000 families in crisis. Despite this work, 2,070 men and women are homeless in Brisbane on any given night.