Thursday, 28 July 2016

The CEO SleepOut comes to Nelson Mandela's bridge: People in my community.

The CEO SleepOut is here in Braamfontein on Nelson Mandela bridge. The bridge to the inner city will be hosting this year event that unites businesses, leaders and influencers to embrace a new era of social entrepreneurship and social innovation, turning profits into purpose, towards global social change according to the information on

The initiative is for business influencers to sleep on the streets in Johannesburg to empathise with the homeless in order to raise funds and raise awareness to fight poverty and homelessness in this process effect social change onto South Africa's future generations of leaders.

The CEO SleepOut was founded on 2015 and on 16 June 2015
saw 247 CEOs and business leaders trade their Porches for the pavement, and spend the night outdoors on the freezing street of Millionaire’s Mile, Gwen Lane in Sandton. The event – the most successful fund-raising event in the history of South Africa – raised more than R26-million overnight. This year, The CEO SleepOutTM will focus on EDUCATION and its role in helping to reduce homelessness according to their official website.

Expectations are high as creams of business world make their ways into our community for the love of positive change in the lives of those who don't have a place call home.

By Olagunju, Success Taiwo.

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