Lace It Up for Youth Off The Streets has now finished

05 May 2015 - 31 Aug 2015

#laceitup is raising awareness of youth homelessness in Australia and raising vital funds for Youth Off The Streets.


More than 47,000 young people under 25 are homeless, making up 48% of the homeless population.


You have the luxury of putting on a pair of shoes each day, homeless youth aren’t so lucky; instead they are forced to sleep with their shoes on at night to keep warm and ready to run from harm.


#laceitup is a simple moment in your daily routine - tying up your laces, and letting it act as a symbol for the thousands of young people that battle cold streets every day.

Buy your laces get creative and #laceitup, take a photo and spread the word on social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) using the hashtag #laceitup.


Here are some example social media posts:

  • Facebook - 47,000 young Aussies sleep with their shoes on each night. It’s time to #laceitup and raise awareness of youth homelessness – get involved at
  • Instagram - #laceitup for homeless youth by supporting @youthoffthestreets – get involved at
  • Twitter  - #laceitup and help get youth off the streets go to to support @YOTSAustralia

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