Sleep at the 'G – Thank you!

08 May 2017

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Sleep at the ’G, Melbourne City Mission’s annual mass sleepover at the MCG, took place on Thursday 4 May and what a sensational night it was.

Over 1,000 people braved the cold, laid down their cardboard box and spent a night learning more about the issues facing young people with no place to call home in Victoria. As participants had the opportunity to hear first-hand from people who experienced homelessness and from youth workers who work directly with those effected, sleepers commented on how much of a rewarding experience they found the event to be.

Thank you from Melbourne City Mission to everyone who contributed in making this event such a success, in particular our corporate partners: Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), Melbourne Football Club, VicSuper, Herald Sun, Mitchell Dentsu, Dentons, Event Aid, Fort Knox Self Storage, Grand Cru, Frontier, Hobspot and Securecorp. This event would not be possible without their amazing support.

Whether you attended, donated, performed, dressed up or volunteered on the night, Melbourne City Mission would like to say a great big thank you!

Our fundraising tally has almost reached $470,000. We're still short of our fundraising goal but there’s still time to support this event and help us reach our target. Donate to a sleeper or to the general campaign by clicking here.

Donations will be accepted up until 1 July 2017.

All money raised from this event will help Melbourne City Mission extend and improve our services so even more young people impacted by homelessness can find a safe, secure home and get the support they need to create a better future.

There was some amazing teams and individuals who helped us raise much needed funds including:

Melbourne Cricket Club, VicSuper, Commonwealth BankIBMHayballFort Knox Self Storage, Tobin Night Owls, MaddocksWilliam Buck, Mouse's Enterprize, Team Gartner, The Demon Army, MOIRA, Melbourne City FC Travelling Fans, EventAid Pty Ltd, Workwear Group, InStallex, McDonalds Sports, STIHLEpworth Freemasons, Team McArthur, Energy-Safe, Lou & Charlie,  Healthscope, The Murphys of McGregor, Trajan Scientific and MedicalAvery DennisonArcadis, Carlson Wagonlit, BWACC, The Kennedys, Australian College of OptometryTelstraHousing Choices AustraliaPublic Transport Ombudsman, MDesignPlan, Night Walkers, Sleep for Change, VACCHOBank of MelbourneAmtek CorpOpen Universities AustraliaHobspotMoreland Community Child Care CentresOnSite Recruitment Pty Ltd, SystemixMelbourne WaterGartner and so many more.

Thank you once again to everybody who supported this event for helping to put youth homelessness to bed.

Sleep at the 'G 2018

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