in New Orleans
So Homeless Youth Don't Have To.
Why We’re Sleeping Out in New Orleans
On November 20th, 2014, business and community leaders across New Orleans will join their peers in 13 cities across North America to Sleep Out on the street in solidarity with nearly one million homeless & at-risk youth across the country. These respected leaders will spend a night on the sidewalk with nothing but a sleeping bag and a cardboard box, raising funds ($300,000) & awareness and showing them they are not alone.
“Their small sacrifice sends a clear message to homeless and at-risk kids—that we stand with them in their struggles, celebrate their courage and resiliency, and support their promise and dreams,” said Jim Kelly, Executive Director.
Last year, 93 sleepers were able to raise over $220,000 to support our kids. Two-time sleeper Joe Exnicios calls the experience “very rewarding”—and one that he’s eager to repeat this November. “Sometimes you just have to be all in… you can see for yourself exactly how much hope these kids have.”
Over the last three years, our average daily census has increased from 45 to over 130 kids per night.
Join Us on November 20, 2014
You, too, can be a part of this international movement to help kids off the street! Mark your calendar and register now for the Thursday before Thanksgiving - November 20, 2014.
Spread the word and encourage other leaders to register, too - one night can make a difference.
Ready To Make a Difference?
Jim Kelly - Exec. Director Phone: (504) 975-0650 Email: email@example.com
Rich Arnold - Dev. Director Phone: (504) 584-1141 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- We're excited to report that 95 sleepers have already committed to this year's Sleep Out!
- Sleepers raising funds & awareness include: Whitney Bank President Joseph Exnicios, Bellwether Technology President Poco Sloss and his wife Liz, Sheriff Marlin Gusman, WWL-TV President & GM Tod Smith, N.O. Tourism & Marketing Corporation CEO Mark Romig, attorney Philip Claverie, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Director of Diversity Rod Teamer.
- Sleepers raising awareness include: 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Madeleine Landrieu, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, Jr., U.S. District Court Judge Stanwood Duval, and U.S. District Court Judge Jay Zainey.
- Thank you to Allstate ($16,000) and Bellwether Technology ($5,000) for their kickoff sponsorship pledges!
Click here to view photographs from past Sleep Out events.