The Lamson Group CEO Rodney Frost is preparing for his 13th Vinnies CEO Sleepout, which will be taking place in multiple locations around Australia on 17 June.
With over 116,000 Australians are experiencing homelessness right now – 28,191 of these in NSW – Frost has thus far helped raise over $2,200 (at the time of writing) and is actively advocating for the need for support.
“One night isn’t a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference. As most of you know my father was homeless as a young man with a tough upbringing. One opportunity gave him the hand up he needed to make a life for himself,” he said.
“This event is important as it helps raise funds for other people to get that hand up also. Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
“This year I’m taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. For one night, I’ll be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness.
“To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, I need your support. Donating can make a huge difference to people who need it most.”
Frost has set himself a goal of $10,000. Last year, he surpassed his target, raising $19,169 in funds.
A severe lack of social and affordable housing, coupled with a range of complex social issues, makes homelessness a complex problem not only in NSW but across Australia.
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