Thousands of Australians face homelessness each night, a number that, as far as the Walker Hill Chartered Accountants team is concerned, is far too high. To help combat this issue, we are participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout again for the fifth year running. Aside from the satisfaction of giving back to our community, being charitable within your business and participating in events like the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, offers many other benefits for you, your staff and your business overall.
So, why do we decide to make it count at the Sleepout each year?
$6.2 billion was donated by corporate organisations in 2018 in Australia, meaning that charity in business is something that many businesses participate in. With many advantages for doing so, such as increased staff morale and bonding, brand awareness, tax deductions and positively impacting your community, it’s not surprising that many small businesses donate their time and money to charities all over the country.
Impacting Your Community
This is the most obvious reason why a business would participate in, or donate to a charity. Making a positive impact within your community is a great way to become more than your business. For us, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a way that we can help raise awareness and funds for an issue that is often not spoken about. We also know that we’re helping to create a real difference in this area and find the experience to be quite humbling.
In 2018, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout donations assisted with funding many support programs to help break the cycle of homelessness in areas such as education, counselling, employment and health services. Below is the number of individual support programs, beds and meals that were funded through the fundraising event last year.
Help us to make a difference this year by donating to our team.