NZ leaders at 2015's Big Sleepout raise over $300,000
The Lifewise Big Sleepout is annual fundraiser that raises serious cash to help Lifewise end homelessness in New Zealand. It puts the spotlight on the growing issue of homelessness in New Zealand.On Thursday July the 2nd, influential business, community and political leaders in Auckland and Rotorua slept rough under the winter sky. This year, the Big Sleepout rough sleepers raised $317,426.80!
Auckland's rough sleepers raised an astonishing $281,998.80 and Rotorua's very first Big Sleepout raised $35,428. Thank you so much everyone for your support - it will make a world of difference for NZ's homeless!
Homelessness is a complex issue with a very simple solution. At Lifewise, we help people get off the street and into homes. We focus on getting people into safe and secure accommodation, and then give them wrap-around support to help them get back on their feet. Our work with homeless people is not funded, so every dollar counts!
For the latest news and updates on what Lifewise is doing to end homelessness in New Zealand, visit the Big Sleepout website!