IGA Toodyay is turning a light on homelessness
Next month, on Thursday night 22 June, Dean Carter of IGA Toodyay will be joining around 100 other WA businesses for the 2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise funds for WA homeless.
“Our aim is to raise $5,000 to help Vinnies provide immediate relief to people in crisis and to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
As owner of IGA Toodyay, I’m proud to participate in this Vinnies initiative to help fellow WA locals and ask for your support”.
On the best available data, just under 10,000 Western Australians are homeless every night.
To donate, click on the below, and select ‘Dean Carter’. Thank you for your support.Donate Here
Some facts about homelessness
- Approximately 27 per cent of Australia’s homeless are children, and 23 per cent are faced with this situation due to domestic and family violence.
- More than 17,000 Australian children under the age of 12 have no home, representing 17% of the overall homeless population.
- A common misconception is that the homeless are mainly middle-aged or older men. In fact, most homeless people are under 35 (60%). 44% are women.
To learn about how you can fight homelessness go to: www.ceosleepout.org.au.