YOUNG Gabe Trenery says he wants to help those who aren’t lucky enough to have a house.
The nine-year-old Warrnambool boy had friends join him for a sleepover on the weekend to support Swagtember.
The purpose of Swagtember is to raise money for Street Swag, an organisation that provides waterproof swags for homeless people.
So far Gabe has raised about $850 and has set his target at $1000.
On Saturday he invited 12 friends to stay in a tent in his backyard. They were encouraged to contribute at least $5.
“One gave me $20 and some gave me about $10,” he said. Gabe said he wanted to support the cause because he wanted to help other people.
“It would be really bad to be out in the weather,” he said. “Some people don’t have a house or any money. So it’s good to help them so they can survive.”
The East Warrnambool Primary School pupil has also been selling lemons and herbs from his house to raise money.
His mum Fran Trenery said she was stoked with Gabe’s efforts.
She said the idea came about after she and a group of 25 friends started a Facebook page. They contribute money to a bank account and each month a charity is chosen to receive a donation.
Ms Trenery said through the page, I AM Somebody Doing Something, she came across the Street Swag organisation.
“I asked Gabe if it was something he wanted to do and he jumped at it,” she said.
Donations can still be made at http://swagtember2013.everydayhero.com/au/gabe