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The Vinnies Sleepout

Fri 7 August 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
What is it about:

The Vinnies Sleepout allows participants to get a glimpse of the realities of homelessness on a personal level by ‘sleeping rough’ for one night. The Sleepout provides a unique insight into the complex issues that people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage can face and encourages community members to gain a deeper understanding. This is a virtual event where participants can participate online. There will be a range of guest speakers throughout the evening as well as recommended tasks to allow participants to achieve the full experience. Together, we have the power to shape awareness and inspire action within our community.

What is involved:

The night will involve participants (school or community group) getting a first hand experience by replicating similarly what a night in the life of someone experiencing homelessness may go through. This can be done either individually or as a small group. Participants are also encouraged to undertake activities such as preparing soup prior to the event to heighten their experience as this is a meal commonly served from our Soup Van Services to those in need.


A place to sleep, bedding, warm clothes, a torch and an alarm (preferably not a phone alarm or phone torch). We recommend setting up to sleep on a lounge room floor or even in a tent in the backyard!

  1. Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/668F9W3
  2. Go to the ‘Vinnies Youth Tas’ Facebook page and click on our LIVE VIDEO at 6pm to join in

There is also a Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/530970860938863/ with more information.

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Fri 7 August 2020
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Simon Terhell
6234 4412
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