Vinnies School Sleepout
We’re not CEOs, but as staff and students from Adelaide High School we want to do our bit to support Vinnies and raise funds to support Vinnies homeless services in the local community so we are participating in a Vinnies School Sleepout.
Please support our efforts to raise funds for Vinnies by making a secure online donation to one of our House teams.
Thanks so much for your support!
The Vinnies School Sleepout allows us and school community to get a glimpse of the realities of homelessness on a personal level by ‘sleeping rough’ for one night. Through the Sleepout we hope to gain a deeper understanding of homelessness, raise awareness of the realities faced by people experiencing homelessness and raise funds to support Vinnies homeless services in Adelaide.
Homelessness is an issue often overlooked and misunderstood in Australia. Despite common belief, children and youth are some of the largest groups of Australians experiencing disadvantage.
On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are experiencing homelessness. This figure includes a staggering number of children and young people:
- More than 17,000 Australian children under the age of 12 have no permanent home
- 60% of the homeless population is under the age of 35 and in the prime of their life
- Children face an 18% higher risk of poverty compared to other age groups.