The 2018 Sleepout™ Movement History

Our History

THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA
IN WHICH BUSINESS LEADERS ROSE UP TO USE THEIR SOCIAL INFLUENCE FOR THE GREATER GOOD.

The CEO SleepOut had its inaugural Event on Thursday 18 June 2015 on the streets of Sandton. In under 36 months, more than R52-million was raised and over R38-million donated to appointed Primary Beneficiaries. The Total Social Impact Value generated was more than R80-million.

For the total SleepOut Movement in Numbers from June 2015 – December 2017 – click here.

In its fourth year, The CEO SleepOut has raised more money than any other single event in South African history.  C-Suite Members, Business Leaders, Influencers, Schools and South African citizens come together at various SleepOut Movement Events  to uplift those less fortunate.

Significantly, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies declared The SleepOut Movement  a Protected Event in 2016, which elevates it to the status of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  This heralded a new era for social innovation in South Africa.

THE 2015, 2016 & 2017 CEO SLEEPOUT™

Sometimes, we think we shouldn’t do anything to help, because we may be criticised for doing too little.
But let us not forget that the ocean is not one big wave;
it is made up of tiny drops that all come together to create something huge!”
— Advocate Thuli Madonsela —

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

“Gold: Best use of measurement for a single event”
“Gold: Best measurement of a not-for profit campaign”
The 2016 CEO SleepOut™ was declared a Protected Event
By Minister Rob Davies, Department of Trade and Industry