Now in its 7th year, The Lifewise Big Sleepout sets out to raise serious cash to tackle the serious issue of homelessness in Auckland. Many lives have been and will continue to be turned around as a result of this event.

It all started back in 2010 when 60 business, community and political leaders slept on cold concrete for one night. Together they raised over $100,000 to support the work of Lifewise’s Crisis Response and Housing team.

The next event will take place mid 2017. It will raise critical awareness of homelessness and how Housing First can end this growing problem.

All funds raised go directly to support Lifewise’s highly successful ‘no band aids’ approach to homelessness.

To find out more about the Lifewise Big Sleepout and to donate please visit

Lifewise thanks all those who make the Big Sleepout such a success – the participants, the volunteers and the companies who donate goods and resources.