Vinnies holds three well-known fundraising events each year to raise money for our work. They are Sleepouts, the Winter Appeal and the Christmas Appeal, but there’s a bunch of other ways you can fundraise too… the sky’s the limit!

Groups and individuals register and run their own events, so there’s stacks of room to make it your own. These events are not only about giving financial or material goods though – they’re also a time of reflection as a community about what’s important. We provide resources for reflection and deeper engagement, helping students and teachers alike to connect with the stories of those we assist, and to understand more about inequality and what we can do about it.

Click on the event below to find out more.


Whatever the fundraiser, register your event here and create your own personalised fundraising page!

School Sleepouts

  • Students, parents and teachers ‘sleep rough’ for one night
  • Run anytime, often during Winter
  • Can be run on school campus, or Sleepout@Home for a COVIDSafe and family-orientated version
  • Raise money and awareness
  • Find all the Resources you need here
  • Register here

Community Sleepouts

  • Uni, Parish or Community groups can run their own event or join the Community Sleepout in their region as a team
  • Run anytime, often during Winter
  • Raise awareness and support our homelessness services
  • Access all the Resources you need here
  • Register here

Winter Appeal

  • Participants collect and donate money or food, blankets and warm clothes for Vinnies Services, Refuges and Food Vans
  • Run throughout the Winter months
  • Learn and raise awareness about inequality and poverty in Australia
  • Schools can also participate in the Family Winter Sleepout @Home 2022 that will be held on Friday 5th August. For more information on the event, please click here:
  • Find resources here

Christmas Appeal

  • Participants collect and donate money or food and Christmas hampers for Vinnies Services, Refuges and Food Vans
  • Run during the months leading up to Christmas, usually beginning October
  • A reflective and active part of Christian Advent activities
  • Find posters, activities and complete guides here

Once you’re all finished, click here to send us your donation. If you’ve raised money for a specific Conference, area, or Service within Vinnies, write where you’d like it to go in the notes section.


More Fundraising Options

Albert Terminal bookings:

Collect cashless donations using Albert Terminals at your upcoming events Register your interest via email to

Shopping Centre Collections:

If you would like to conduct any fundraising activity at your local Coles, Woolworths or shopping centre please approach them for approval first. We can provide you with Albert Terminals or buckets to collect donations from members of the public. Register your interest via email to

NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout

The NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout will be held in 2022. It is a great opportunity for members of the community to come together in a state-wide effort to raise important funds and awareness for those in our local community who need it the most.

More information will be updated throughout the year!

Fundraise Your Way 

Have your own idea? If you would like to hold an event or collection that isn’t listed here, visit to register, or contact