National Virtual Sleep Out on April 24!
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are hosting a national virtual Sleep Out on April 24! Families and individuals who are practicing social distancing can have a meaningful experience right in your home. Whether you get in a sleeping bag outside or on the kitchen floor, you are joining a movement to help shelter and support youth facing homelessness.
WHERE: In your very own home, backyard, kitchen floor….you name it!
We are stepping outside of our comfort zones to send a message to these young people — who have so often been ignored — that we care. And we can do that from anywhere.
What will the virtual Sleep Out look like?
For most of us, the virtual Sleep Out will mean joining the livestream in the evening to hear from front-line staff at Covenant House shelters around the country, participating in a reflection activity, and watching or reading stories from young people overcoming homelessness before finding a space to sleep on the floor.
Families and individuals who are practicing social distancing can have a meaningful experience right in your home, whether you follow along with the livestream all night or pick and choose activities to join on your own timeline. Activity ideas, videos, and stories, as well as a sample schedule will be made available to registered participants in advance. You can also join your fellow Sleepers on social media @sleepoutamerica using the hashtags #chsleepout and #sleepoutamerica.
You can customize your Sleep Out by inviting others to join you — virtually, or in-person if you’re on lock-down together — deciding to shut off your heater or forgo blankets for the night, saying no to pajamas in favor of the jeans you wore that day, or giving up your phone charger.
For more information or questions with how you can start your own team, please email Alana Weinroth.