Over the past 28 years, hundreds of thousands of Australians have taken part in our Sleepouts.
Whether it’s in the city, your office, your school or church hall, or even on your living room floor, the Sleepout is about getting people together to raise awareness and vital funds for Australians experiencing homelessness.
How to get involved
Recruit your team
Ask for donations
Host your Sleepout
Tell the world about it on social media
Ideas for your Sleepout
Host a movie night
Hold a talent show
Give a gold coin donation
Have a mufti day
Host a games night
For schools, hosting a Sleepout can be a fantastic social responsibility opportunity, while also educating students about homelessness and inspiring them to become a voice for positive change in our society. It can also be a tremendous community builder and a lot of fun, as the students, parents and teachers from Kegworth Public School in Sydney discovered.
More than 100 students and parents slept overnight at the school, but not before participating in a talent quest, watching a film, and running a soup kitchen for dinner. Despite initially setting a fundraising target of $1,000, the school raised an incredible $8,300. The money they raised has gone on to provide vital support to children and families across the country who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.