Port Lincoln City Council's chief executive officer Matthew Morgan says he is on a personal mission this month to raise funds for the St Vincent de Paul Society by taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
Mr Morgan said being able to raise awareness and give back to the community was important, with the Vinnies CEO Sleepout providing the opportunity to not only raise awareness of issues such as homelessness, but to cast a light on the organisations within the community who provided support to those community members who needed it most.
"On Thursday 17 June, I'll be sleeping outside somewhere in Port Lincoln to raise funds to help those that need it most," Mr Morgan said.
"Many other CEOs and business leaders will also be sleeping out around the country."
Mr Morgan said he was very happy that all funds raised by him during the CEO sleepout would be allocated to the local Vinnies facility in Port Lincoln, which provided many services to the community - including welfare support and Fred's Van.
He said he was almost at the halfway point of his funding target.
"The local Vinnies is supported by over 50 volunteers, however they need funding to help provide the services to the community," Mr Morgan said.
"I hope to be able to raise $5000 for the local Vinnies and we're well on the way already raising over $2000."
Mr Morgan said he hoped there were others in the community who could assist and provide some support during the fundraiser, with people encouraged to visit the fundraising page at ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/matthewmorgan.
Mr Morgan will post videos and photos from the sleepout on social media as part of the CEO Sleepout, which is occurring nationwide next Thursday.