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14 Hours Homeless

About

New Zealand's housing crisis is having a devastating impact on our most vulnerable families and individuals. With housing and living costs now at all time highs, one in 100 Kiwis are now classed as housing deprived.

It's common to think of rough sleepers when we consider homelessness, but it's a much wider problem that needs to be addressed. 'Homelessness' includes those living in unsafe and unsuitable locations such as on the streets, in garages, tents, motels, caravans, cars, couch surfing or living in shared housing with other families.

Every day in New Zealand, agencies work together to help homeless individuals and families to access food, emergency accommodation, clothing, furnishings, counselling and other welfare support to help address their financial, health, security and social needs.

Together we could do so much more. Please join us and be part of 14 Hours Homeless 2017.

14 Hours Homeless

On Friday 13th October 2017 from 6pm- 8am, we will run our 14 Hours Homeless events around the country to raise funds and awareness about the reality of homelessness in New Zealand. You can help make a difference by finding people to sponsor you to sleep out in cars, on couches or on cardboard for 14 hours alongside other participants in a secure outdoor environment. You can set your own fundraising target and create your profile here on our fundraising platform - it couldn't be easier to complete.

When and Where?

Friday 13th October 2017 from 6pm- 8am

Whangarei

The Salvation Army, 3-7 Aubrey St, Whangarei 0140

Auckland

Glendene School, 60 Barrys Rd Glendene Auckland 0602

Palmerston North

The Salvation Army, 431 Church St Palmerston North 4410

Wellington

Mt Cook School, 160 Tory St, Te Aro 6011

Invercargill

The Salvation Army, 29-31 Victoria St Invercargill 9840

From 6pm - 8am the following morning, participants will come together to hear from the homeless and those helping them before sleeping outdoors for the night.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

By taking part or donating to 14 Hours Homeless you will raise funds to address the problems of homelessness in your area. Sharing your sleep out experience with friends and family will also help increase awareness and support to address our homeless problem.

GET INVOLVED

We're looking for motivated people to sign up to make a difference. We'll provide you with material to promote your efforts through the resources section of our website. On the night, we'll provide modest refreshments, thought-provoking stories, entertainment and a couch/cardboard to sleep. Car sleepers will need to source their own car! Security and medical support will be available on the night. Just bring your sleeping bag or blankets to keep you warm. So sign up, grab your sleeping bag and start fundraising for this great cause!"

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

For any enquiries please email 14 Hours Homeless.

For more information please visit the 14 Hours Homeless website.

Thanks for supporting us make a difference.

 

Contact Public Relations

For all enquiries regarding fundraising, corporate partnerships and donations, please contact:

The Public Relations Director
Shane Chisholm

PO Box 27001, Wellington, 6141
Phone: +64 4 382 0744
Email: Public Relations