Why the CEO Sleepout on 21 June 2018?
2018 will be Caroline’s 9th consecutive year to raise funds and awareness for homelessness, a global social problem, and what can be done. Caroline first took part in the CEO Sleepout in Sydney in June 2010.
Caroline as Ambassador for the CEO Sleepout NSW event, and fundraiser, will rise to the challenge of sleeping out rough for one night like a homeless person, joining about 1000 CEOs and business leaders doing the same across Australia on 21 June 2018.
Please donate generously to help her raise funds to support homeless services. More information here.
For the first time during the CEO Sleepout in 2010, sitting on the Bench Diaries video interview, she found herself winding the clock back, opening up and talking about her own personal story.
After overcoming turbulent times in her earlier life in Asia, Caroline has always felt driven to live a bigger and purposeful life, passionate about being the difference to make a difference.
Caroline feels a strong sense of empathy for people confronted by poverty, family breakdown, financial difficulties, and homelessness.
We usually only get to hear such stories from those who have overcome adversity. Rarely will the stories be heard about those who do not make it in life. Asian people do not talk about the shame often associated with failure or poverty. Caroline is aware that there are many untold stories even in Australia, perceived by many people to be the lucky country.
Caroline’s experience made her more determined to support the CEO Sleepout event, to encourage support from government and business communities, to be more aware of homelessness issues.
She often also challenges us to think of Australia as a lucky country, and how the face of Australia is changing, and to recognize the value of diversity in ethnicity, gender and culture for the advancement of Australia in the world and in the region.
Please donate generously. Kindly leave a message with your name and email so that Caroline can thank you personally for your support to help her raise necessary funds for homeless services.
Thanking you in advance from Caroline