The Lifewise Big Sleepout is an annual event aimed at raising serious funds and channeling significant attention in the direction of solvin
It is a night where influential New Zealanders forgo their creature comforts for a night of ‘rough sleeping’ as a way of making a public stand against homelessness. Put simply, it’s a no-holds-barred approach to exposing what is often an invisible issue. Check out this years participants at http://bigsleepout.org.nz
Lifewise is an Auckland-based community social development organisation, who develop new ways to solve challenging social issues and work with families, older people, people with disabilities, and people at risk of homelessness to turn people’s lives around. Lifewise’s roots trace back to over 150 years ago within the Methodist Church of New Zealand, and the organisation has since changed and developed to meet the needs of Aucklanders as the city grows.