As family homelessness hits crisis levels in DuPage County, you have the opportunity to imagine and create a different reality.
Sleep Out Saturday on November 3rd, 2012 is your chance to imagine homes for families in need…To imagine safety, loving care, guidance, and resources to create better futures…To raise funds to ensure that those families’ needs are met.
Please visit www.sleepoutsaturday.org to register for Sleep Out Saturday. You – yourself, your family, your church group, your youth group, your scout troop – can bridge the gap between homelessness and hope by participating in Sleep Out Saturday.
Help Bridge Communities raise awareness about family homelessness. Help raise funds to provide homes, mentoring, employment resources, tutoring, counseling, and transportation. Help Bridge families imagine a new life, a life that goes from homelessness to financial stability, permanent housing and self-sufficiency.
Since 2003, more than 7,500 participants have helped to make a change in the lives of families in DuPage County, having raise over $800,000 to date. This year’s goal is $135,000.
Over 1,500 teens, children and adults will spend the night outside on November 3rd, 2012 in tents, boxes and cars to raise awareness about family homelessness and funding for Bridge Communities' Transitional Housing Program. This “wake up call” event offers opportunities for participants to give back to their community, raise public awareness about family homelessness, and inspire empathy for those in need.
Groups, families and individuals are all encouraged to participate in Sleep Out Saturday by registering at www.sleepoutsaturday.org. A Group is typically comprised of children or teens from a faith-based, Scout or community group; group leaders direct educational activities, encourage group participants to raise funds, and supervise the Sleep Out. Sleep Out Stars are families or individuals who are not participating with an organized group. Stars commit to help raise awareness and funds to support Bridge Communities and are also encouraged to participate in special Sleep Out activities.
An inspirational Rally – complete with music and inspiring stories from Bridge clients and their families – kicks off Sleep Out Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Bridge Communities at 505 Crescent Boulevard in Glen Ellyn. Transportation from Sleep Out Saturday group sites to the Rally is provided.