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This year our CEO, Andrew de Graaff took part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to help reduce homelessness.

One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference.

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn't have to be this way.

This year, Orange Credit Union CEO, Andrew de Graaff participate din the Orange Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need.

For one night, Andrew slept outside with a small group of local businesses represenitng the Orange Business Chamber as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness.

“Everyone deserves to be safe. This is something Vinnies believe in, and it’s something I also hold true”, shared Andrew.

“The importance of a home to feel safe cannot be underestimated. Living with the feeling that you are at risk of homelessness, it’s something we can change, together. At Orange Credit Union, we’re a part of the local community, and any contribution that myself and our team can make is important in raising awareness and much needed funds.”

Andrew pledged to give up a cup of coffee for every $5.00 donation and he will match these funds $1 for $1.

With your support, Andrew achieved his fundraising target, but there’s still more to do. If you’d like to donate, click here to go through to Andrew's fundraising page

All funds raised go directly to Vinnies to help provide beds, meals and individual support programs for those who need it most. Let’s get behind this worthy community cause.

 

Pre-loved Winter clothing drive in our Summer Street branch

To support these efforts, staff and members were invited to bring in good, clean unwanted clothing, blankets, coats to the branch baskets.

Also to contribute their 'spare change to make a change for the better' to help those less fortunate than us.

Through these efforts, more than $5550 was raised to support the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Thank you for your valuable contributions which are making a difference in the lives of others.  

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