In the middle of winter this year, I will spend a cold evening sleeping outdoors in the middle of Auckland Central City.
I’m doing this in support of Lifewise and their Big Sleepout campaign, joining 120 business and community leaders in an effort to raise money and awareness toward Lifewise's goal of ending homelessness.
To be honest, I’m kind of dreading it. It'll be cold and uncomfortable. But I’m fortunate - I sleep comfortably every other night. But for 40,000 NZers (50% of them kids!) daily life is not like this.
Therefore I’ve put my hand up to spend that cold winter night sleeping rough and raising $2,000 for this very worthy cause.
I’ve donated $200 to the campaign myself to get the ball rolling. Any amount will help - whatever you can spare will go a long way to help give kids a home.
If you would like to donate, please follow the links below.
Thanks so much.