Next month im doing the Big Sleepout with Lifewise. This is a project i have been meaning to get involved with for afew years, finally here.
Aotearoa is my home, its where my heart is. I love this place more than anywhere else in the world, i dont think i ever want to leave. Its a wonderful place to be, but thats easy for me to say right? Im white, im male, im straight, i grew up in a safe neighbourhood and i have had the privilege of having a loving Mother. Ive had many opportunities thrown my way in life. This is isnt the case for everyone. We have an epidemic of meth here, and now were seeing the tamariki of meth addicts on the street, young people, some of the younger than 12 are living life day to day without basic human needs being met while they are still developing into adults.
I am not chill with this.
Please help me to help you. We are all human, we all share that together. By helping me raise this money we are helping our fellow human.
On the night of the big sleepout ill be posting updates to facebook. Im not treating this as a 'holiday to the slums' either. Im passionate about working with people. It was only a year ago i was in a rehab and Im a strong believer that any one of us are only afew steps away from a meltdown.
I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of Lifewise and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Lifewise Big Sleepout 2017. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Lifewise, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
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