As well as raising funds, the Lifewise Big Sleepout aims to deconstruct misconceptions surrounding homelessness. Now in its seventh year the impact the event has on participants continues to astound the Lifewise team.
“Talking to people who have experienced homelessness and, through us, are now stably housed, helps participants see the issue differently,” says Moira. “It humanises homelessness, and gets people talking about how we must work together to solve this issue.”
If you want to help by donating to the Lifewise Big Sleepout, go here. If you are interested in participating or finding out more about the Lifewise Big Sleepout, please email: [email protected] or visit bigsleepout.org.nz.