Many of us are aware of how vulnerable young people are in their teen years and through their twenties. More than a few of us know young people who have struggled or are still finding their way. This is an effort to help some who are right at the edges of our community.
More than 32,000 young Australians will sleep on the street tonight. Young people aged between 12-18 years are the largest group experiencing homelessness.
For the next 21 days, CFA Mad Hatters are going to do ‘hat’ things.
- Look out for us wearing hats at HQ over the next 21 days
- A ‘Mad Hatters tea party’ is being planned for 10:30am Thursday 21 June in the tea room at Level 2, 8 Lakeside Drive Burwood
- Stay tuned for a ‘hat competition’
- Learn about De Bono’s ‘6 hats’ – presentation at 12:30 Friday 15th June in the SECC, level 1, 8 Lakeside Drive, Burwood
What is the ’21 challenge’?
The ‘21 Challenge’ is an opportunity to help homeless youth by doing ‘something’ for 21 days in June, raising money along the way. It leads up to 21 June, the longest night of the year in the Southern Hemisphere - one of the most difficult times of the year for young people living on the streets. You may have heard of CEOs sleeping on the streets on 21st June to raise money and awareness for the homeless.
Who does it support?
Open Family provides outreach services and support to ‘at risk’ and homeless youth. They go to them in the streets. They visit them. They support them. They help them reconnect with a supportive environment and a healthy community.
How can you help?
- Run an event and contribute the donations to CFA Mad Hatters
- Sponsor us at CFA Mad Hatters
- Support us at any of the events.
If you would like more information, please contact Linda Sharp on 0403 171816