WelCom News
A newspaper for the Wellington and Palmerston North Catholic Dioceses

Sleep out and help the homeless

September 2016

Diocesan News 

New Zealand’s housing situation is devastating for vulnerable families and individuals. After last year’s fundraising event for organisations helping the homeless, the 14-Hour Sleep Out event for October’s World Homeless Day is on again this year. Participants will come together at 6pm, 7 October, in a central city location to hear from those involved before sleeping out in a car, or on couch or cardboard shelter to fundraise for one of the agency projects.

In Palmerston North the Sleep Out is at the Square on Wednesday 5 October with support from the New Zealand Defence Force 2nd Combat Service Support Battalion. In Wellington the Sleep Out is on Friday 7 October.

Go on line to 14hourshomeless.org.nz to find out more, to register to take part or to make a donation to support an organisation involved.

Last year in Wellington, 230 people came together to raise $60,000. The Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust raised $14,000 in sponsorship (visit www.homeless.org.nz).