Wow – $181,914 raised!
Exceeding the original goal of $120,000
Huge thank you to all involved

The History of HomeSweet2019

Back in 2017 Link Housing had the idea to create a community sleepover at Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club. The event was a huge success and far exceeded our expectations raising over $120k.

And so here we are in 2019 and Link Housing very generously donated their time and efforts into organising another event – HomeSweet2019, this time to the benefit of three organisations:

  • The Burdekin Association – Youth homelessness
  • Women’s Community Shelters – Women’s homelessness and domestic violence
  • Link Housing tenant scholarship program – Education and training opportunities for those in need.

The Burdekin Association have their own team – if you can’t be there as a sleepee maybe you would like to support them by sponsoring them?! Take a look at how much Justene, Warren, Gill, Paul and Jill raised $8,235 thank you!

Our Ambassador

Jay Lenton, Captain of The Waratah’s was the Burdekin Association’s Ambassador for #HomeSweet2019. We are thrilled that Jay and the Manly Cricket team have joined Burdekin as community partners and proud that Jay enthusiastically joined us to raise awareness about the importance of community, youth homelessness, kids in crisis and the impact each of us has on the young people in our community.

He was an incredible participant and contributor to the #HomeSweet2019 event. Thank you Jay for using the sport you love to give back to the community! You can read more about Jay on his profile page.

Jay Lenton, Captain of The Waratah’s

What is HomeSweet2019?

Home Sweet 2019

Reminder – what is it again?

It is a sleepover that was held on Friday September 20th, at Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club which aimed to raise more than $120,000.

And we are exited that we are extremely lucky to be one of the beneficiaries again so a huge heartfelt thanks to Link Housing and those who have already come on board as sponsors:

Press Release

Read the official press release: Homeless youth campaign exceeds goal and some wonderful photos below from the event – are you in any of them?