Why Rough It?

We can end homelessness with your help.

Join The Roughin It Challenge to build awareness & raise funds

It is possible to end homelessness in Melbourne. Take part in the Roughin It Challenge this March to raise funds and awareness. This unique fundraising event challenges you to live with no bed, one bag and under $10 a day – can you do it?

The links below provide some further information about the homelessness issue and about Launch Housing, the organisation your efforts will help.

Homelessness

About Launch Housing

On any given night, more than 24,000 Victorians are homeless. But it doesn’t need to be this way. We can end homelessness with your help.

Take part in the Roughin’ It Challenge to raise money and show your solidarity with people who have nowhere safe to sleep.

Live with no bed, one bag of belongings and just $10 a day for 24 or 48 hours. Ask your family, friends and others to sponsor you to complete the challenge.

The money you raise will help Launch Housing to end homelessness.

The experience you have will open your eyes to just some of the challenges people experience every day.


Where Does the Money Go?

All money raised will go to Launch Housing to help end homelessness.

Your fundraising efforts will help Victorians doing it tough right now as well as supporting long-term activities to end homelessness.

Every dollar you raise has an impact on someone and makes a difference:

Every $25 you raise could provide a new set of toiletries for a person in need

Every $50 you raise could provide urgent medication for a person in need

Every $75 you raise could help a parent buy their children much needed school uniforms

Every $200 you raise could help a parent pay their children's school fees

Every $300 you raise could feed a family in crisis for a week

Every $500 you raise could provide someone with a fridge or a washing machine when moving into a new home after experiencing homelessness

Every $1,000 you raise could provide a full home starter kit for someone who has experienced homelessness.