Vinnies Principal Sleepout

Thursday August 6 2020 (Term 3, week 3)

After 11 successful CEO and hundreds of School Sleepouts, 2019 was the year we held the Inaugural Principal Sleepout. Held on a cold night in November, 19 Schools leaders swapped their comfortable beds for a night outside with just cardboard and a sleeping bag. Fred’s Van served an evening meal of sausages and soup, the same meal that was served to the homeless and hungry of Adelaide that night. The evening provided a unique opportunity for the Principals to experience what hundreds of South Australians do on any given night. They worked with their schools, friends and families to raise more than $42,000 to support Vinnies homelessness services.

The event was such a success that we are holding it again in 2020 - Thursday 6th August 2020.

Here is some feedback from those who took part; ‘I have a much greater insight and awareness of the complex and daunting issues faced - both by those who are homeless and/or living in poverty, and by the broader community in responding to the ever present need’ ‘Very lucky to have the life I do’ ‘Humbled to be able to experience what others have to do daily’ ‘(I am) Sore! It is an uncomfortable experience and we were in a safe environment. It makes you really stop and think how terrifying it must be for those who are left with no other choice’ Thank you to everyone involved.

To get involved, hit the REGISTER NOW button below,  and commit to raising a minimum of $2,000. We’ll provide you with everything you need to make the fundraising as easy as possible. Funds raised will enable the Vinnies homelessness services to continue to support the thousands of men, women and children who come to us for help each year. 

If you would like to nominate a Principal or another School Leader to take part, click on the NOMINATE NOW button below and complete the nomination form.