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Sleepout For Homelessness: At-Home Sleepers
7pm - February 16th, 2024

Lighting The Path Home

Thanks for registering for our Sleepout for Homelessness!  Here are the details you need to know about the supporting us from your own backyard, back porch, or other safe, secure location you have access to. 

  • We've created a fundraising media kit that includes pre-made videos, messages, and photos all ready for you to use to solicit donations from your supporters. Feel free to create your own, too. Get creative! 

  • The hashtag #CFFSleeps will be used for the event - use it in your social media presence to let others know about your participation.


If you have found a safe place to sleep outside, we strongly encourage:

    • Multiple layers of warm clothing, including hats, gloves, and boots.

    • A sleeping bag (ideally rated for 0 degrees weather)

    • A sleeping pad (get your bag a few inches off the ground)

    • A blanket or two to wrap over your sleeping bag

    • A tent or other enclosure to reflect heat back to you, and block wind, rain, etc.

    • Bring a friend or companion who can watch out for you. Sleep in shifts - one awake, one sleeping - so you can stay alert all night.

    • Go back inside if you're feeling unwell, unsafe, or too cold. Sleepout is more about raising awareness for Chicago's most vulnerable than it is making yourself as vulnerable as the homeless. 

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     


Opening Remarks, 
Hope Pavich, Executive Director

Stories of Hope From Formerly Unhoused Guests

Stories of Growth from Volunteers

Ceremonial Fire Lighting

Frirday 7:30 pm   


S'Mores and Hot Chocolate Around  The Campfire

Fire Tenders Take Shifts

Keeping the Fire Burning
all night.


Community members invited to come light a candle from our fire, and shine in a window at home as a beacon of hope.

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