Mr Switch Electrical participated in the event donating their time and was teamed up with Celebrity Chef to prepare a meal and experience a first-hand connection with those in need by serving food.
The event raised $1M in 2012 and 2013!
In Australia, every night 105,000 people are homeless. Of that figure:
- 60% are under the age of 35
- almost 50% are women and
- 1 in 10 are under the age of 12.
Homelessness is the lack of a permanent place to live. This includes sleeping rough on the street, couch surfing, sleeping at refuges and shelters. Over the last five years, rate of homelessness has increased by 8% nationally and a staggering 20% in NSW, VIC, TAS and ACT.
All money raised is donated to maintaining food security for the homeless and helping out all Youth At Risk.