Homeless Youth Assistance Program

Two members of the Veritas House team will have a cold, uncomfortable night sleeping in their car on Saturday, 5 August to raise funds and awareness to alleviate the plight of homeless people in the Orange district.

As part of Homelessness Week, Matt Gerrey and Jack Mckenna will join a national campaign organised by Fusion Australia, which will involve sleeping in their cars in the Fusion Community Centre and Uniting Church car park, at 217 Anson Street, Orange. All of the funds raised from the night will be distributed between Fusion’s Community centre and Veritas House.

Veritas will use funds raised to purchase essential and urgent supplies for local homeless young people such as school bags, uniforms, shoes, clothing; and to purchase basic whitegoods and furniture for young people setting up in supported rental accommodation.

Fusion works with young people, and adults who are at risk of homelessness, or who are socially isolated.  Funds raised will assist with the running of the community drop-in centre, and the regular Thursday night “Come to the Table” community meal.

Please support their campaign by making a tax deductible donation at: https://sleepinyourcarorange17.gofundraise.com.au/page/MatthewGerrey or join in the activities and fun that will take place on the night, commencing from 7pm at the Fusion Community Centre.