in New York
So Homeless Youth Don't Have To.
We Did It!
On Thursday, November 19, 2015, 200 business leaders spent an evening with homeless young people, then took to the wet, dreary streets to spend a night on the pavement. Together, they raised more than $1,500,000 to support our work.
These brave men and women are part of an international Movement; they were joined by others in cities from coast to coast. In all, more than 1,000 people took to the streets, raising more than $6,500,000.We'll be back on November 17, 2016. Reserve your sleeping bag now.
What's the problem?For homeless young people - children, teenagers, and young adults - basic needs like a hearty meal, a warm bed, and safe shelter are true luxuries. The thought of anyone caring about them is barely conceivable.
Covenant House serves these kids every year, in dozens of cities across six countries, but every day brings another knock on our door - another tired, cold, frightened child looking for safety and comfort, looking for a chance for something better than the hard, lonely streets.
The Covenant House Sleep Out Movement helps kids get off the street and stay off the street. Reserve a sleeping bag. Let your life be touched by a young person with much to share.
How does Sleep Out help?
Young people are changed by every interaction with someone who genuinely cares for them. We see this come true the first morning after a young person has found a bed in our shelter: they stand a little taller, they face the world with more courage, and their dreams become a little more reachable every time they hear, “You can do it,” or “I believe in you.”
The Sleep Out offers every participant the chance to be someone who cares. And the funds raised by Sleep Out participants are put to work immediately, keeping the lights on and the doors open for the next young person brave enough to come inside.
Sleep Out: Executive Edition 2015 - New York