WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
Hangout for the Homeless is an annual fundraising event run by Kids In Philanthropy (KIP). Hangout for the Homeless is in its 4th year and to date we have raised over $85,000 for youth homelessness in Australia.
On Saturday 6th of August 2016 – we are asking you to sleep rough to raise much needed funds and awareness for homeless youths in Australia.
Our goal is to raise $60,000 for Orange Sky Laundry. With this money, Orange Sky Laundry can provide 100 weeks of washing to those in need.
Orange Sky Laundry provides a unique service to men and women who are, at times, challenged to live their lives with dignity. It’s the opportunity to wash clothes, have a conversation, and get on with life; refreshed and clean and perhaps with a new zest for life.
How does the night run?
Hangout for the Homeless is a night where we ask kids and families to sleep rough. Sleep rough for this event means no sleeping in a bed! Participants can be as adventurous and creative as they feel…. Perhaps a tent in the backyard or some cardboard on the floor…. Perhaps a sleep-out at school and getting entire year levels involved…. all we ask is that people get into the spirit of things and raise awareness and funds for the children and families who do not have a safe and secure place to sleep at night.