On any given night, 116,427 Australians will be experiencing homelessness and 42 per cent of them will be under the age of 25. However, you can help ease their plight by supporting Fusion Australia’s Sleep In Your Car event on Saturday, August 3, in Mornington Park.
Held during Homelessness Week, Sleep In Your Car is part of a nationwide campaign to help our homeless and to raise community awareness of the problem. This will be the fifth year it has been held in Mornington and organisers are hoping to raise $35,000.
You can drop by for a community dinner from 5.30pm or stay the whole night. You’ll learn from Peninsula service providers about the issues facing our homeless and what you can do to help; there will be a pop-up gallery, musicians, workshops, children’s story readings and collaborative art; and you can experience The Walk Without Home, a learning program developed by the Fusion Mornington Peninsula team.
Register at www.sleepinyourcar.com.au to sleep in your car or sleep rough in one of the designated areas and help raise the money needed to support homeless young people on the Peninsula and provide them with somewhere safe to live.