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A Community Sleepout is independently hosted by a group or individual on a date and location of their choosing. More information about hosting a Community Sleepout can be found on our Resources  page where you can download our Community Sleepout Host Guide.

To create an online event, visit our Host a Sleepout page and click ‘register’ under Community Sleepout. Your completed online form will be reviewed by the Vinnies team and a notification will be sent to you once your page has been approved.

More information about hosting a Community Sleepout can be found on our Resources page where you can download our Community Sleepout Host Guide.

Guests attending your event may want to create teams. When they are creating their fundraising page, they will be prompted to create a new team or join an existing team during their page set up. It’s important that if you are intending to have limited teams, such as age groups of footy teams from the footy club, that you allocate one person per team to set up the team for others to join to avoid duplication.

 

As a charity that values sustainability and maximum impact to the cause we work hard to reduce single or low-use resources where possible. We have provided a number of downloadable resources on our Resources page that we hope will accommodate most of your event needs. However, if you do have any specific requests, please email vinniessleepouts@svdp-vic.org.au and we’ll do our best to assist

Currently, Vinnies Victoria does not have a pool of available speakers for Sleepout events, although this is something we hope to have in the near future. Should you wish to see if we have a staff member or volunteer available for your event, please email vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au and we will try our best to arrange one for you – however please note that this is not guaranteed.

Yes. Find a safe place to securely store the cash and deposit the cash into the St Vincent de Paul Society Bank Victoria account. Bank details can be found in your host guide or as below:

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Inc.

BSB: 063 000
Account No: 1060 7556

Please be sure to use the full name of your sleepout in the payment description and send a follow up email to vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au with all the donor details. We will arrange a receipt and add the donation to your sleepout page total.

Donations made online will automatically be emailed a tax-deductable receipt. If a donor makes a donation in cash, please record their details on the donation receipt form found on our Resources page and send it in to vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au and we will arrange a receipt to be sent to the donor.

The event host is solely responsible for the legal compliance and safety of the event. More information can be found in the host guide on the Resources page.

For Community Sleepout support, please email vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au or call the Fundraising Team on 03 9895 5959.

A School Sleepout is independently hosted by the school on a date and location of their choosing. More information about hosting a School Sleepout can be found on our Resources page where you can download our School Sleepout Host Guide.

To create an online event, visit our Host a Sleepout page and click ‘register’ under School Sleepout. Your completed online form will be reviewed by the Vinnies team and a notification will be sent to you once your page has been approved.

More information about hosting a School Sleepout can be found on our Resources page where you can download our School Sleepout Host Guide.

Students attending your event may want to create teams according to their house or class groups. When they are creating their fundraising page they will be prompted to create a new team or join an existing team during their page set up. It’s important that if you are intending to have limited teams such as house groups, that you allocate one person per team to set up the team for others to join to avoid duplication.

As a charity that values sustainability and maximum impact to the cause we work hard to reduce single or low-use resources where possible. We have provided a number of downloadable resources on our Resources page that we hope will accommodate most of your event needs. However, if you do have any specific requests, please email vinniessleepouts@svdp-vic.org.au and we’ll do our best to assist.

Currently, Vinnies does not have a pool of available speakers for sleepout events, although this is something we hope to have in the near future. Should you wish to see if we have a staff member or volunteer available for your event, please email vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au and we will try our best to arrange one for you – however please note that this is not guaranteed.

Yes. Find a safe place to securely store the cash and deposit the cash into the St Vincent de Paul Society Bank Victoria account. Bank details can be found in your host guide or as below:

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Inc.

BSB: 063 000
Account No: 1060 7556

Please be sure to use the full name of your sleepout in the payment description and send a follow up email to vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au with all the donor details. We will arrange a receipt and add the donation to your sleepout page total.

Donations made online will automatically be emailed a tax-deductible receipt. If a donor makes a donation in cash, please record their details on the donation receipt form found on our Resources page and send it in to vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au and we will arrange a receipt to be sent to the donor.

The event host (the school) is solely responsible for the legal compliance and safety of the event. More information can be found in the host guide on the Resources page.

We are currently working on Vinnies Victoria’s own educational resources to provide to schools for their sleepout events. In the meantime, we can recommend the following website for school resources on homelessness and poverty:

https://www.sbs.com.au/learn/filthy-rich-and-homeless

https://chp.org.au/homelessness/youth-homelessness/

https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/homelessness/10531424

For school sleepout support, please email vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au or call the Fundraising Team on 03 9895 5959

A Workplace Sleepout is independently hosted by the company on a date and location of their choosing. More information about hosting a Workplace Sleepout can be found on our Resources page where you can download our Workplace Sleepout Host Guide.

You may have heard of Vinnies CEO Sleepout before, which is our flagship event that has been running for more than 10 years in Melbourne (and now also in Geelong). This event is targeted at CEOs and business leaders from across the business and community sector to share ideas and fundraise for Vinnies Victoria.

The Vinnies Workplace Sleepout allows you to host your own version of this event locally with your company that can be open to employees from all levels.

To create an online event, visit our Host a Sleepout page and click ‘register’ under Workplace Sleepout. Your completed online form will be reviewed by the Vinnies team and a notification will be sent to you once your page has been approved.

More information about hosting a Workplace Sleepout can be found on our Resources page where you can download our Workplace Sleepout Host Guide.

Employees attending your event may want to create teams according to their department or region. When they are creating their fundraising page they will be prompted to create a new team or join an existing team during their page set up. It’s important that if you are intending to have teams that you allocate one person per team to set up the team for others to join to avoid duplication.

As a charity that values sustainability and maximum impact to the cause, we work hard to reduce single or low-use resources where possible. We have provided a number of downloadable resources on our Resources page that we hope will accommodate most of your event needs. However, if you do have any specific requests, please email vinniessleepouts@svdp-vic.org.au and we’ll do our best to assist.

Currently, Vinnies does not have a pool of available speakers for sleepout events although this is something we hope to have in the near future. Should you wish to see if we have a staff member or volunteer available for your event, please email vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au and we will try our best to arrange one for you – however please note that this is not guaranteed.

Yes. Find a safe place to securely store the cash and deposit the cash into the St Vincent de Paul Society Bank Victoria account. Bank details can be found in your host guide or as below:

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Inc.

BSB: 063 000
Account No: 1060 7556

Please be sure to use the full name of your sleepout in the payment description and send a follow up email to vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au with all the donor details. We will arrange a receipt and add the donation to your sleepout page total.

Donations made online will automatically be emailed a tax-deductible receipt. If a donor makes a donation in cash, please record their details on the donation receipt form found on our Resources page and send it in to vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au and we will arrange a receipt to be sent to the donor.

The event host (the company) is solely responsible for the legal compliance and safety of the event. More information can be found in the host guide on the Resources page.

For Workplace Sleepout support, please email vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au or call the Fundraising Team on 03 9895 5959

There are plenty of ways to fundraise for Vinnies Victoria if you don’t want to host a sleepout. Our Host Your Own Event page allows you to create a fundraising page for any fundraising activity. Whether this be a page for your birthday to collect donations in lieu of gifts or a way to collect donations for an upcoming skydive – you can use your imagination as to how you want to fundraise for Vinnies and help people in need.

You can also push yourself in a physical event to raise funds for Victorians in need. Visit our Challenge Events page to browse upcoming activities where you can fundraise for Vinnies Victoria.

As a charity that values sustainability and maximum impact to the cause we work hard to reduce single or low-use resources where possible. We have provided a number of downloadable resources on our Resources page that we hope will accommodate most of your needs. However, if you do have any specific requests, please email vinniessleepouts@svdp-vic.org.au and we’ll do our best to assist.

Currently, Vinnies does not have a pool of available speakers for events although this is something we hope to have in the near future. Should you wish to see if we have a staff member or volunteer available for your event, please email vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au and we will try our best to arrange one for you – however please note that this is not guaranteed.

Yes. Find a safe place to securely store the cash and deposit the cash into the St Vincent de Paul Society Bank Victoria account. Bank details can be found in the fundraising guide on the Resources page or as below:

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria

BSB: 063 000
Account No: 1060 7556

Please be sure to use the full name of your fundraising event in the payment description and send a follow up email to vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au with all the donor details. We will arrange a receipt and add the donation to your fundraising page total.

Donations made online will automatically be emailed a tax-deductable receipt. If a donor makes a donation in cash, please record their details on the donation receipt form found on our Resources page and send it in to vinniessleepout@svdp-vic.org.au and we will arrange a receipt to be sent to the donor.

The event host is solely responsible for the legal compliance and safety of the event. More information can be found in the fundraising guide on the Resources page.

Adding your Strava or Fitbit account to your Grassrootz fundraising page is very quick and easy.

First, login to your page here.
On your fundraising page, click ‘manage fitness app’ and then ‘link fitness platform’.
Then choose which app you’d like to connect to and follow the steps from there.

You will be able to change your fundraising target at any time, even after you have reached your fundraising goal.

First, login to your page here
Underneath your profile picture select the ‘edit page’ button.
Change the amount in the fundraising target field and remember to select “save all” at the bottom of the edit page.

You can now change your individual page into a team page. To do so:

login to Grassrootz.
Then click ‘view page’ on the page you’d like to create the team for.
Then click on the ‘join or create a team’ button on the left hand side, below your profile picture. You can select from the option of starting a new team or joining an existing team.

Donations will trigger a notification to your email address.

Simply click on the ‘Say thanks’ button in your email and you will be able to write a personal response to your donor directly from your fundraising page.
If someone donates anonymously you will still be able to thank them.
To thank a donor on your fundraising page make sure you are logged in to your page.
On your fundraising page select the donations tab, and click ‘Say thanks!’ underneath the corresponding donation.
Your donor will be notified by email that you have thanked them.

You will be able to share your page to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Email by using the share icons on your fundraising page. There is also an icon to create your own QR code too!

To navigate to your page, make sure you are logged in to your fundraising page.
The share icons will be underneath the buttons on the left side of your page.

First, login to your page here
Underneath your profile picture select the ‘edit page’ button.
To edit your profile picture select the image at the top of the page.
Remember to select “Save all” at the bottom of the edit page.

For fundraising support, please email fundraising@svdp-vic.org.au or call the Fundraising Team on 03 9895 5959.