Saturday 23 May 2020

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COVID-19 Won’t Stop Us… Hangout Sleep Rough is back for 2020!

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Give up your bed for one night to help homeless youths this winter.

What is Hangout for the Homeless?

It’s back changemakers! COVID19 won’t stop us from helping others. Although we can’t run our hands-on volunteering session, our Hangout for the Homeless sleep rough event will be going ahead.

Here at KiP, we don’t think it’s right that there are Australian youths without a safe and secure place to sleep at night. So, every year, we come together as a community to empower change and this event is called Hangout for the Homeless.

The Hangout sleep rough event is where we ask you to give up your bed for the night to raise money and awareness for youth homelessness in Australia. 

Participants can be as adventurous and creative as they feel. Perhaps a tent in the backyard or some cardboard on the floor… 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. Register to sleep rough here ($5 per person).

To make sure we are still coming together as a community, we will be running an online Hangout for the Homeless session for everybody that registers. This will include interactive activities, education on homelessness, and a guest speaker from Kids Under Cover.

Let’s join together to help those in need virtually this year and help Kids Under Cover make sure that this health pandemic does not turn into a homelessness pandemic.

We can do this!!


On any given night in Australia….
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Over 116,000 people will be homeless

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Over 43,000 youths will not have a secure and safe place to sleep

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460 Children under the age of 12 will be sleeping rough

250

250 people will be turned away from crisis centres


Where is the $$ going?

This year, KiP will be supporting Kids Under Cover. Our aim is to raise $7,500 to support Kids Under Cover in keeping at risk youth off the streets.

Kids Under Cover has been working hard for 30 years to prevent youth homelessness.

Kids Under Cover support vulnerable and disadvantaged young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

At the heart of their work is the Studio Program. Portable one or two bedroom studios – with bathroom, are built in the backyards of a family or carer’s home to prevent at risk youths from leaving home. Pretty cool, huh? They also provide scholarships for education or job training, to empower young people to achieve their goals. Amazing.

It is Kids Under Cover’s mission to provide young people at risk of homelessness the foundations to strengthen their connection to family, community, and education.

Check out the video to learn more about them!

What are you waiting for? Sign up and start your changemaking!

 

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I want to help, what can I do?

By signing up for Hangout for the Homeless and spreading the word, you are becoming a changemaker.

You are becoming part of the solution.

You are making a difference.

Changemakers get ready!

Hangout for the Homeless is in…

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