The annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout raises awareness of the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness, or at risk of becoming homeless, essentially helping to keep families together.
Held each Winter, CEO’s and community leaders from around the country put themselves in the shoes of Australia’s homeless and experience first-hand for one night what its’ like to sleep rough.
The statistics around homelessness in Australia are really confronting, with over 105 000 Australians with no regular night time residence. In Queensland, 27% of the homeless population are children. No one chooses to be homeless, children least of all.
Cathie donned her beanie, and armed with only a sleeping bag and a sheet of cardboard, participated in the CEO Sleepout three times from 2012-2015.
In 2016, Epic Good supported CEO Peter Maloney from Global X.