Sleep Out Saturday this Saturday, November 6.
Hundreds of suburban residents will spend what promises to be a cold night inside tents, boxes and cars to raise awareness about family homelessness and funds for Bridge Communities’ transitional housing and mentoring program.
Daylight savings means they will spend one extra hour outside in the cold.
Families, youth groups and friends will participate in the 18th annual Sleep Out Saturday to experience an immersive and empathic night about family homelessness. The event has a fundraising goal of $125,000, which is raised by sponsors of the “sleepers” and corporate sponsorships. Many groups have invited special visits from Bridge Communities clients who will share their testimonials of moving from homelessness to hope.
Sleep Out Saturday sites include:
College of DuPage (6pm Saturday – 7am Sunday)
Lakeside Pavilion, just south of the McAninch Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Contact: Joan DiPiero
Southminster Presbyterian Church (5:30pm – 7am Sunday)
680 S Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Contact: Blair Nelson
(Contact Ann Pitcher, 630.234.4150, for more information regarding site visit/details)
Proceeds from Sleep Out Saturday benefit the 100+ homeless families served annually by Bridge Communities, and provide transitional housing, life-skills mentoring, financial counseling, employment training, tutoring, children’s services, nutrition coaching and more.
To sign up to sleep out, or to make a donation to Sleep Out Saturday participants, VISIT HERE.