Did you know, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are 13 times more likely to be homeless than non-Indigenous Australians?
In its eighth year, St Vincent De Paul held their annual Vinnies CEO Sleep Out. John Briggs, General Manager of Intract Southern Australia graciously signed up this year to partake in this worthy cause!
John along with other like-minded people gathered on the grounds of the Adelaide Government House on the 29th June 2017 and slept there through the night to raise awareness for this noble cause.
John raised an amazing $2,463 alone. South Australia raised an impressive total of $603,000 and across Australia an incredible $5.6 million was raised to fight homelessness in Australia.
St Vinnies commitment has increased the profile of homelessness. The generous donations have not only provided immediate and emergency assistance but pathways to a brighter future.
John looks forward to participating again in 2018.