THE MAIN EVENT
WHEN AND WHERE?
Vinnies Tough Night Out will be held Friday 15 September 23. This is an online event with participants taking part in their backyard, offices, school, university or car.
HOW WILL I BE MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY TAKING PART?
All funds raised will go towards Passages Youth Engagement Hubs, located in Perth and Mandurah. A joint venture between Vinnies WA and Rotary Perth and Mandurah, Passages was established as a result of the growing rate of youth homelessness in Western Australia and the need for a unique specialist engagement service.
Passages offers a safe, friendly and non-judgmental space to access support and referrals for marginalised and at-risk young people aged 12-25 years of age. Relying heavily on funds from Vinnies shops in WA and support from the WA community through events like Vinnies Tough Night Out, Passages has a proven track record in helping give vulnerable youth pathways out of homelessness.
Passages does not require referrals or exclude individuals on the basis of past challenging behaviour, drug use or criminal activity. Young people that have high needs, complex trauma or behavioural challenges are often unable to meet the participation requirements of less specialised services.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Click on the Register Now button and follow the prompts to create your profile and join/create your team.
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT?
Tough Night Out is designed to include the whole family, so there is no age requirement to participate. For privacy and safety reasons, anyone under the age of 18 needs to participate with a parent/teacher/guardian and must have permission from their parent/guardian before registering for the event.
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE NIGHT?
We will send through the link to join us and all other participants online on the day. On the live stream you will learn more about Passages and the support we provide vulnerable young Western Australians to get a fresh start. Additional activities your team can take part in on the night will be provided prior to the event.
IS THERE REGISTRATION FEE?
No, it’s free to sign up, although we do encourage you to make a self-donation to get the fundraising ball rolling.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN WE HAVE IN TEAM?
You can have as many as you want. The more the merrier!
HOW DO CREATE A TEAM?
When you register you will be promoted to Create a Team or Join a Team. Select ‘Create a Team’ and then follow the prompts to choose your team name, upload a team picture and your team info. Once it’s created you’ll be able to invite as many people as you want.
HOW DO I JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM?
When you register you will need to choose between Creating a team or Joining a team. Select Join a team and follow the prompts to select one of the teams registered.
HOW DO YOU RECOMMEND I RAISE FUNDS?
Sharing your involvement in Vinnies Tough Night Out with family, friends and colleagues. Posting on social media is a great way to communicate your involvement and why you’ve chosen to take part. You can also host fundraising activities like a morning tea to generate additional funds. Don’t worry we will provide you with support along your journey to help you reach your goals.
ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes, donations are tax deductible. Automatic receipts are provided for all donations.
IS THERE A MINIMUM FUNDRAISING AMOUNT TO TAKE PART?
There is no minimum fundraising amount to take part, although we encourage you to try to reach for $250 or further. All funds will help provide practical support for at risk and vulnerable 12-25 year old Western Australians.
CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH VINNIES OTHER WAYS?
Definitely, Vinnies has a range of opportunities for you to become further involved including volunteering, sponsorship, fundraising initiatives and material donations.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more today.