Lifewise Big Sleepout, homelessness, sleeping rough

Sleeping rough to end homelessness

Every year, The Lifewise Big Sleepout sets out to raise funds to tackle the serious issue of homelessness in Auckland. Many lives have been and will continue to be turned around as a result of this event.

It all started back in 2010 when 60 business, community and political leaders slept on cold concrete for one night. Together they raised over $100,000 to support the work of Lifewise’s Crisis Response and Housing team.

The 2017 event will take place on Thursday 6 July. It will raise critical awareness of homelessness and how Housing First can end this growing problem.

All funds raised go directly to support Lifewise’s highly successful ‘no band aids’ approach to homelessness.

To find out more about the Lifewise Big Sleepout and to donate please visit

Lifewise thanks all those who make the Big Sleepout such a success – the participants, the volunteers and the companies who donate goods and resources.

Want to know more? Visit the Lifewise Big Sleepout website, follow the hashtag #LBSO on Twitter or Facebook or watch some of TVNZ news coverage of the event:

If you need help please contact Lifewise

This can be done confidentially by phone or email.

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