Rob is very proud to once again participate in the annual ‘Sleeping Out for the Salvos‘ in 2017. This year the event will take place on the evening of Thursday 31st August.
This is the 8th year the event has been hosted on the forecourt of the Hotel Grand Chancellor and Rob’s 8th experience in sleeping out!
The event has raised over $400,000 since 2009 to assist The Salvation Army’s work amongst the homeless. This is The Salvation Army’s only ‘Sleep Out’ event and all money raised is used in greater Hobart to support the Street 2 Home program.
Importantly it also brings together politicians, local mayors, key government figures, and major business & community leaders to highlight the need for greater corporate responsibility for the solution to the plight of the homeless.
Thank you to all those who have generously supported Rob’s efforts in the past. Rob seeks
your assistance again this year to help him realise (or exceed!) his fundraising goal of $1200 – Rob raised $1195 last year; the event overall raised a total of $35,442 – which will greatly assist the Salvation Army’s full-time street worker who locates, befriends, supports and advocates for those who are homeless. Additional funds go towards preventative programmes and initiatives that break the cycles that lead to homelessness.
You can learn more about the Street 2 Home project here