IMPACT CEO to sleep in car for charity

Next week our CEO, Nicole Webb, will be sleeping in her car to raise much needed funds for women sleeping rough in her community. 

The number of women aged 55 and over at risk of homelessness in Australia is estimated to be 240,000. Suffering financial hardship driven by rising costs, lack of employment, limited superannuation and a shortage of affordable housing, women over 55 are the fastest growing homeless population in Australia. 

The number of 55 -74 year old women who seek support from homelessness services has increased by 55 per cent in the last decade. 

Please support Nicole’s efforts by donating here. 

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre’s Car Boot Sleep Out raises money for programs, such as Newtopian Outreachers – a weekly outreach where volunteers (along with NNC staff) engage with people experiencing homelessness.  

Teams offer assistance, such as access to temporary crisis accommodation, where to get meals or where to find other local support services. 

This project aims to create a sense of community and change perceptions and assumptions about people experiencing homelessness. The program has trained over 30 committed locals to actively address homelessness in Newtown.  

The Car Boot Sleep Out is the largest and most important fundraiser of the year for the not-for-profit. With the winter chill well and truly upon us, spare a thought for those in need and donate if you can.  

Nicole thanks you for your support! 

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