What’s this all about?

Why should I give up my bed?

Did you know on any given night in Australia....

  • 116,4277 people will be homeless (14% increase in homelessness in the last 5 years)
  • 250 people will be turned away from crisis centres
  • 44,000 youths will not have a safe and secure place to sleep at night
  • 460 children under the age of 12 will be sleeping rough

Kids in Philanthropy (KiP) want to change these numbers, and we need your help to do it! So, sign up for Hangout for the Homeless and start making a change.

But where is the money going?

This year, KiP will be supporting the Lighthouse Foundation

Lighthouse Foundation 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 individually tailored, trauma informed and proven to work.

For over 25 years Lighthouse has successfully supported over 800 young people to break the cycle of homelessness, move into employment and educational opportunities, and overcome damaging life experiences.

Each suburban Lighthouse home provides safety, therapeutic counselling and guidance for up to four young people, supported by two live-in carers and a dedicated team of psychologists and health professionals.

Through their Lighthouse experience, young people can heal, learn again to relate to others and start to rebuild their lives.