Sleeping out for good cause


Tucked in: Jaclyn Jenkins, a member of Peninsula Chamber Musicians, gets ready for the Fusion Sleep in Your Car event. Picture: Yanni

FUSION Mornington Peninsula is hosting Sleep In Your Car night on Saturday 1 August to support the 116,427 Australians listed as homelessness on any given night. About 42 per cent are under the age of 25.

The sixth annual community sleep out is being held online in the lead up to Homelessness Week.

Sleep in Your Car 2020 aims to raise $25,000.

Fusion’s Jaclyn Jenkins said the aim was to create opportunities for residents to begin to consider what it means to be homelessness.

This year’s registration allows participants to access the online event, which includes interactive experiences, live panels presenting youth services, tours of the Fusion accommodation centre, guest speakers and live performing artists.

Those sponsoring a participant can see the Fusion Facebook page on the night and show their support.

Registering to give up your bed to sleep in your car at home, or pitch a tent, or sleep on your couch, will help raise funding to prevent and support young people experiencing homelessness.

Register at

First published in the Mornington News – 7 July 2020


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