Sleepout For Homelessness: Fire Spotters
7pm - February 19th, 2021
Keep The Home Fires Burning
THANK YOU for supporting Care For Friends' Sleepout For Homelessness as a Fire Spotter!
At 7pm, we will be hosting a small program at 530 W. Fullerton Parkway where we will light our campfire, hear some speakers share their stories of hope, and share some smores and hot cocoa. You will receive a link to join this event virtually, in case COVID restrictions or other reasons make that a preferred way for you to participate.
As a Fire Spotter, we'd like for you to take some time on the night of the 19th thinking about how homeless folks can survive in your neighborhood. Take a picture of as many of the following items that you can find, and share the results on social media with the hashtag #CFFSleeps.
Don't forget to point friends and family to show their support by donating via your personal fundraising page on GoFundMe.
We've created a fundraising media kit that includes pre-made videos, messages, and photos all ready for you to use to solicit support. Feel free to create your own, too. Get creative!
There will be fire tenders onsite at 530 W. Fullerton from 7pm until sunrise, in case you'd like to stop by to light a candle from our bonfire, too.
Friday 7:00 pm Fire Lighting with Secret Special Guest
(online streaming, too)
Friday 7:15 pm Speakers share how Care For Friends has changed their lives
Frirday 7:45 pm S'Mores and Hot Chocolate Around The Campfire
Fire Tenders Take Shifts
Keeping the Fire Burning
Community members invited to come light a candle from our fire, and shine in a window at home as a beacon of hope.
And Also ...
Local businesses have had a particularly difficult time this year with pandemic-related reductions in regulations.
We've partnered with two family-owned businesses who are offering unique sleepout packages on Feburary 19th.
A portion of your purchase is tax-deductible and supports Chicago's homeless, while a portion benefits a Chicago business.
Check out a private greenhouse dinner opportunity, a takeout dinner for 4, and a package of chocolate-dipped S'Mores