Being the founder of Mouse’s Enterprize, and team member of White Light for Humanity, it seems fitting to bring the former under the White Light umbrella as we work towards uniting humanity through our work by creating more love, happiness, and compassion in the world.
The number of people experiencing homelessness in Australia is increasing and homelessness services are stretched beyond belief. There are far too many people who have no idea about the severity of homelessness in Australia, nor do they know of some of the incredible organizations that work tirelessly to ease the burden on those who are "doing it tough".
I was working in a corporate job in Melbourne in February 2014 and had noticed people begging on the busy city streets. When I heard about a homelessness rally, “Rally for Mouse”, I decided to attend to find out more. I hadn’t realized we had over 100,000 people experiencing homelessness in Australia.
I found myself crying and feeling heartbroken as I listened to the story of a man I didn't know. Morgan Wayne “Mouse” Perry suffered horrific abuse as a child. Sadly, but not unsurprisingly, he lost his way as a young man and all too often found himself sleeping rough. Something that continued throughout his whole life. Morgan was brutally murdered on January 5, 2014, whilst sleeping rough in Enterprize Park, Melbourne. He didn't deserve to live this way and he most certainly did not deserve to die this way!
The name, Mouse's Enterprize, was originally chosen as the "Sleep at the 'G" team name. Sleep at the ‘G is an event held by Melbourne City Mission to raise funds toward ending Youth Homelessness. The Mouse’s Enterprize page was launched on Facebook in June 2014 to help create awareness about the extent of people experiencing homelessness, and to highlight some of the struggles rough sleepers face.
Mouse’s Enterprize has been attending MCM’s Sleep at the ‘G since 2014. To date, we have proudly raised over $10,200.
We will be there again in 2019 and hope you will donate in memory of Mouse. (Just click the Sleep at the G image)