Lets Wake Up To A Better Canberra!
On Friday 14 November, the Canberra community will come together for The Canberra Community Sleepout. We aim to have 1,000 Canberrans sleeping out at Canberra's only family friendly Sleepout event, a partnership between Communities@Work and St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn.
Every night in Canberra, nearly 2,000 people are homeless, giving our city the 2nd highest homelessness rate in all of Australia. Sadly, half of Canberrans who seek emergency housing each night are turned away.
By curling up in our sleeping bags for just one night, we can create greater awareness of this issue and raise much needed funds to change the lives of those who are currently experiencing homelessness and assist those at risk of becoming homeless.