2020 Vinnies CEO Sleep Out
Dear Friends and Business Leaders of our SA Community!
Most of you would have received and heard my recent video up-date I forwarded to you all last week, yes we have crossed ‘our invisible bridge’ relatively unscathed, however we are now ready, able and willing to embark on the long trek to reach the peak of the mountain in front of us in order to get our business back on track and reach our business goals.
From this Monday our team will be back at 280 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, however, the task for the fast increasing number of homeless people will be much more onerous and for most highly impossible to achieve. They desperately need our community support to simply sustain them with food, clothing, shelter and just some comforting words of encouragement, friendship.
We can play our part in supporting the homeless by supporting wonderful organisations like St Vincent De Paul and their band of loyal and dedicated volunteers who are committed to this work……and you, our community leaders, your staff and their friends and family can also participate and play your part in supporting them by donating to the 2020 Vinnies’ CEO sleepout, June 18th
2020 is a milestone for me personally as this is my tenth year in participating in this event and we have raised over $80,000 thus far and with your support I am aiming to reach $100,000 before I hand the baton over to a younger member of the Boileau family.
This year’s event, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, will be virtual and hence I will be spending the night in our car park in the basement of our apartment block.
The great part of this will be that my three grandchildren have agreed to spend the night with me to experience in a small way how people experiencing homelessness may feel every night.
Unfortunately the face of homelessness is rapidly changing and now sadly encompasses an increasing number of women families and children. I am not going to quote statistics as we are talking of real people, however I implore you that we must play our part to stop this growing epidemic of homelessness in our city, our state and our country. Support them to re-gain, their dignity hope and self belief.
The Boileau family trust has commenced the fundraising with a $5,000 donation and every dollar you donate we will further match it with a dollar.
Thank you in advance for your continued generous support of this fundraising effort to support our less fortunate fellow brothers and sisters in our community.
God bless you all for your continued generosity
Keep safe and keep well!