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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

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