Sleep Under the Stars Event Guide, 2022

Welcome to Sleep Under the Stars 2022!

The team at Stepping Stone House are thrilled you–ve joined us to raise $1,200,000 to provide safety and support for 48 young Australians facing homelessness.

As well as hosting our first in person event for a while at the iconic Taronga Zoo Sydney, we also invite you to participate from wherever you are by joining our virtual event – we’ll have people joining us from their couches, backyards, verandahs and even the back of their utes, all over Australia and the world!

This Event Guide contains information on what to expect of your Sleep Under the Stars experience on Friday 14 October 2022.

And don–t worry, if you simply can’t participate on 14 October, you can sleep out any time in October 2022.

You will be prompted to register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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    Mid-afternoon

    If you are joining us from a safe place of your choosing, set up camp and take photos and videos of the process to share on social media

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    5:00pm

    If you are joining us at Taronga Zoo Sydney, grab your sleepout site and start building your shelter. You too can take photos and videos to share on social media.

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    7:00pm

    The formal event will kick off around now. We’ll let you know closer to the event what the event timings will be.

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    8:00pm – 10:00pm

    Enjoy your Sleepout experience, post reflections and images on social media, make a last call for more donations, then settle in for some sleep

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    Overnight

    Sleep Under the Stars and while you do, we ask that you spare a thought for young people who do this every night. Thanks to you, some won’t have to

How does the live event work?

All registered participants of Sleep Under the Stars will receive a link via email and SMS to join the livestream event. For everyone else a link will be shared here to join the live event which will kick off at 7:00pm AEDT Friday 14 October 2022. You will be prompted to register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. No one will be able to see or hear you, so if possible we encourage you to watch on a laptop or cast to your TV so you can watch it all unfold on the big screen!

You’ll hear from our MC’s – Actor and Television Presenter Luke Jacobz and Comedian, Television & Radio Presenter Ciaran Lyons; Stepping Stone House CEO Jason Juretic; youth you’ve helped in the past and present; and a panel of our inspirational youth workers who will share their insights from the coalface. Prizes for the highest fundraisers and most creative shelters will be announced. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with our speakers and the amazing stories and information they’ll be sharing with you by asking questions in a chat field. You are welcome to invite your friends, family and colleagues to join in the presentations.

What do you need to do?

  •  Share the event link with everyone you want to take part – your family, friends, colleagues, even supporters who you think would benefit from joining our event community. The more the merrier!
  •  Post frequently on your social channels and use the hashtag #SUTS2022. We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn so be sure to tag us!
  •  Consider drafting an SMS to your contacts to make a last-minute appeal to boost your fundraising before the announcement of Highest Fundraiser

Other than that, sit back, relax, and enjoy!