BUS COMMUNITY RALLIES FOR VINNIES CHARITY
A MAJOR BUS organisation is lending a hand to charity St Vincent de Paul again by seeking bus-fraternity donations to help Melbourne’s poor and homeless citizens, especially this winter.
‘Bussies’ can get behind Transdev Melbourne’s (TDM) efforts to raise AUD$15,000 for the cause in 2018 via donations, where $55 can feed a family for a day while $205 can relocate a person into accommodation services, according to the charity.
Sleepout participants sleep on a piece of cardboard for the night, are provided a modest dinner by the Vinnies Soup Van volunteers, and have the opportunity to speak with people experiencing poverty and homelessness.
TDM’s MD Warwick Horsley will front up at St Vincent de Paul’s 2018 CEO Sleepout to address poverty and homelessness in Victoria, as he did last year when AUD$5.6 million was raised nation-wide to help ‘ Vinnies’ provide for Australians experiencing homelessness - of which there are more than 100,000.
The Melbourne edition will be held on June 21 at The University of Melbourne Parkville Campus, South Lawn underground car park. Donations can be made at www. ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/transdevmelbourne, or nominate your CEO via www.ceosleepout.org.au