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Winter Sleepout

Date

Friday, 7 August 2020

Parents, staff and students are invited to participate in our ‘online sleepout’ to raise community awareness and understanding about the realities people experiencing homelessness face. Families are encouraged to do one or a combination of the following activities on Friday night in solidarity and with our family spirit to better live our Marist Spirituality:

  • Watch some of the videos posted to our social media pages and talk about your thought over dinner
  • Have dinner of sandwiches or soup in a thermos in the car and participate in some of the reflection questions posted to our social media pages
  • Spend the night in your car in your driveway
  • Spend the night in your backyard (outdoors) with or without a tent
  • Spend the night on your couch or the floor

Possible food to keep with you or eat or dinner (this type of dinner is provided to those sleeping rough on the streets every night)

  • Soup or sandwiches
  • Hot thermos of Milo
  • Muesli bars

The sleep out will end the College’s Blanket Drive for St Vincent de Paul. Make sure to check the newsletter and parent communication regarding this and keep an eye for more information about the issue of homelessness in our community on our social media pages.