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Industry leaders helping the homeless

AIS CEO Robert Adams will be taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, joining leaders in business, community and government to raise awareness and vital funds to help change the lives of Australians experiencing homelessness.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics over 100,000 Australians are homeless. Of these 60% are under 35, 44% are women and 13% are under 12 years old. People who are experiencing, or who have experienced, homelessness can face reduced opportunities to interact with other individuals and groups, and to participate in activities such as employment or education.

Supporters raised $5.6 million across the country in 2017. In Victoria $788,000 went to a mobile food service that operates every day of the year providing food and friendship to people experiencing disadvantage and homelessness, including the purchase of eight new soup vans to replace an ageing fleet.

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout will take place across ten locations on 21 June. In Melbourne, CEOs will be doing it rough at an underground carpark in Carlton.

CEO Robert Adams said, “I am proud to be doing my bit to support Vinnies by taking part in the CEO Sleepout this June in Melbourne and I would greatly appreciate you donating to this great cause!”

When you sponsor Robert, you’re helping Vinnies provide much needed support to people all around Australia. Donations directly assist people experiencing homelessness by:

  • funding new initiatives
  • ensuring existing homeless services, like food vans and emergency support,
  • continuing expanding the reach of existing programs to ensure every Australian can access accommodation, meals, and emergency assistance when they need it.

To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, Robert needs your support. “There are many reasons why people are sleeping on the streets but every Australian deserves a safe place to call home”.

How can you help?
Please click here to sponsor Robert.