A NUMBER of youth slept rough in order to raise funds for a volunteer group that spends their week feeding the homeless.
40 willing participants from Suncoast Christian College slept rough for one night, without the warmth of their bed or the comfort of their blankets, to raise much needed funding for the Nambour based soup kitchen, The Daily Bread.
Their efforts would help feed the homeless by raising funds for the running costs of the Daily Bread, which operates twice a week and feeds about 60 people a free three course meal.
Daily Bread co-ordinator Carley Dickson said the sleepout raised funds and spirits at the volunteer-led organisation.
She said every amount of money raised would be put to good use.
Local Suncoast Church Youth Pastor Dan Terry said the youth at Suncoast Curch meet every Friday to talk about being a social revolution.
"They can be the change they want to see,” Pastor Dan said.
"When the students who attend our youth group heard of how some of our community are doing it rough and how the Daily Bread helps, they wanted to do something to show their support.
"In a world where youth are sometimes portrayed as self-centered, the reality is they often have a heartfelt need to help others.
"This is one way that they can show those in the community that they are not alone, we care and we support the work of the Daily Bread.”
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