Rob Sisk, President & CEO of MTU Detroit Diesel Australia, will join a host of business and community leaders on 20 June 2013 - braving the elements at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium as part of the CEO Sleepout.
Participating in the St Vincent de Paul Society’s annual challenge, Rob will experience a night of homelessness armed with just three sheets of cardboard, a pillow and a sleeping bag, to help raise vital funds and awareness for the homeless.
“I’m excited to be participating in the CEO Sleepout to make a small difference to help those in our community who would otherwise suffer through winter’s long, cold nights on the streets. Moreover, the opportunity to represent our company in this capacity is very rewarding for me,” Rob said.
Rob is encouraging all MTU Detroit Diesel Australia colleagues and business peers to support the cause. “I’m counting on all of your support through donations to my CEO Sleepout fund – so that together we can raise money to effect positive change on this serious issue,” Rob said.
If you would like to help Rob make a difference to homelessness in Australia donate online by clicking here.
All money raised through the event goes directly towards the ongoing provision of Vinnie’s homeless services across the country.
Here are examples of how your donation can help: - $50 can provide a meal and educational resource for a disadvantaged child. - $100 can help ensure a family keeps its power on this winter. - $200 provides emergency accommodation and food to a family in crisis. - $500 could relate and establish a homeless person into one of the Society’s homeless accommodation services. - $1,000 would pay the rent for a family facing eviction from their home.
Did you know? Despite Australia being a privileged country there are still over 100,000 men, women and children who are homeless. To find out more go to www.ceosleepout.org.au.