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Sleep Rough on Saturday 5 August 2017

To raise much needed funds for homeless youths in Australia

What's this all about?

Hangout for the Homeless is an annual fundraising event run by Kids In Philanthropy (KiP). Hangout for the Homeless is in its 5th year and to date we have raised over $100k for youth homelessness in Australia.

On Saturday 5 August 2017 – we are asking you to sleep rough to raise much needed funds and awareness for homeless youths in Australia.

This year, KiP is thrilled to announce that all funds raised will be donated to the Lighthouse Foundation. Our aim is to raise $25,000 to keep 10 homes warm this winter for youths experiencing homelessness. Help us get there!

For over 25 years Lighthouse Foundation has successfully supported over 800 young people to break the cycle of homelessness. Lighthouse provides homeless young people from backgrounds of long-term neglect and abuse, with a home, a sense of family, and around-the-clock therapeutic care that is proven to work.

How does the night run?

Hangout for the Homeless is a night where we ask kids and families to sleep rough. Sleeping rough for this event means no sleeping in a bed! Participants can be as adventurous and creative as they feel…. Perhaps a tent in the backyard or some cardboard on the floor…. Perhaps a sleep-out at school and getting entire year levels involved…. all we ask is that people get into the spirit of things and raise awareness and funds for the children and families who do not have a safe and secure place to sleep at night.

On any given night in Australia….

Over 44,000 youths will not have a secure and safe place to sleep


402 Children under the age of 12 will be sleeping rough

Be part of the solution

But how do I actually do it?

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Where is the money going?

Exciting times Change Makers – this year, all monies raised by sleeping rough will be donated to the Lighthouse Foundation.

What’s happening now

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Sending warm New Year wishes out to all our KiPsters and KiP families!

We can't wait to share what change-making fun we in store for you in 2018... Will you resolve to make the world a better place? 🎉
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To all our shining KiPsters, 2017 has been a resounding year of change-making: Thank you!

This year the super stellar effort of more than 400 KiPsters and their families helped raise over $18,500 to support 16 fantastic local charities. Together we packed over 1,000 care packs, worked with over 650 students in 5 schools as part of our Agents for Change program, slept rough for our 5th Hangout for the Homeless, and involved over 80 families in food preparation for those in need—just for a start.

As our KiP community continues to grow, we thank you for your enthusiasm, passion and dedication. We are truly grateful to have your support.

Wishing all KiP families a safe and happy holidays into 2018!
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We were blown away by the Year 7s & 8s at Lauriston Girls' School yesterday: 170 girls totally engaged in charity for one epic day of creating real impact for 9 charities!

Their epic effort produced 146 chocolate crackles and 2 amazing Xmas trees for Youth Projects, 220 hand made Xmas cards for Whitelion, 21 advent calendars for Lighthouse Foundation, 680+ book marks and 200 baubles for The Art Cabriolet, 55 dreams completed ready to use for Little Dreamer, 110 Santa bags decorated and 200 gingerbreads for Anonymous X, 275 place cards for Fr Bob Maguire Xmas lunch, and 18 home calendars for families in treatment made for Koala Kids Foundation.

Tremendous thanks to the students and teachers who help make this happen, and our fantastic charities who make this day so fun!
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