St. Pat’s Sleep Out Under the Stars
Following a very successful inaugural event in 2016, Fremantle’s key homelessness support organization and the University of Notre Dame are teaming up again for Sleep Out Under the Stars 2017. All funds raised will go to St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre.
“Last year was a great success – both in terms of awareness-raising and raising valuable funds for our services,” said Steve McDermott, CEO of St. Pat’s. “The Sleep Out is a great way to start a conversation with your friends and family around homelessness. Last May we had a lot of families sleeping over together and it was really wonderful to see those discussions starting to happen.”
“We were thrilled with the success of last year’s Sleep Out,” said Rommie Masarei, Executive Director of Admissions & Student Services at Notre Dame. “Active support of organizations such as St. Pat’s is what really differentiates Notre Dame from other University experiences. It was fantastic last year to see so many of our students coming out to support our community’s most vulnerable.”
As was the case last year, this year’s Sleep Out will feature a variety of accomplished musical acts including jazz singer Lois Olney, folk songstress Ezereve and St. Pat’s own Starlight Hotel Choir. The very popular kids’ entertainment will also be back this year, as well as delicious soup, courtesy of Empyrean culinary school and crusty bread from Bread in Common.
Attendees are welcome to bed down in Prindiville Hall or outside under the beautiful trees of Malloy Courtyard. Those not game to sleep over are welcome to attend for the evening’s entertainment before heading home. “It’s a genuine family-friendly evening, a true demonstration of the community spirit Freo is famous for,” said Mr McDermott. “We look forward to seeing you all there!”
Saturday, May 6th at 5:30pm 2017
University of Notre Dame, Mouat Street Fremantle
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St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre