Dear friends and family,
For the fourth consecutive year I will be foregoing the comfort and security of my bedroom and spending a night sleeping on a sidewalk of New York City. Why would I do such a thing? Easy. To raise much needed money for the incredibly important (often life-saving) work that Covenant House performs 24 hours per day, every day of the year.
Most of these children don't have the simplest luxury we often take for granted, a loving support system. Imagine where you'd be today without the structure and support of parents who care what you’re doing, where you’re living, and whether you’re safe. Sadly, the young people at Covenant House are living such a reality and desperately need someone, or someplace, to fill the void.
They have nobody, literally nobody, to offer the financial and/or emotional support necessary to navigate the challenges of life. They don't have a strong figure to give guidance when the path is difficult or unclear. The Covenant House and its staff are that crucially needed savior.
Each and every time I visit the Covenant House I'm reminded of the proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Covenant House does not merely feed, clothe, and shelter their visitors. Rather they provide those basic services while simultaneously assisting and motivating their youths to get a job, find a place to live, and support themselves.
These are just a few of the reasons I support Covenant House and am asking you to do the same. There is no amount too small to make a difference in the lives of these children. To give you an idea of what your money can do for the kids at Covenant House:
$100 provides a week of meals for two kids
$275 provides medical care for one teenager or young adult
$500 trains a volunteer to serve these young people
$1,000 provides a young man or woman with job training and employment preparation so he/she can create a life for themselves and their families
No matter the size of your donation, the value of your generosity to these kids is enormous.
Please click the "Support My Sleep Out" button to make a donation in support of my efforts!
Lastly, if you’re in the real estate industry and would like to sleep out and raise money for this fantastic cause please don’t hesistate to contact me.