Sleepout For Homelessness
7pm - February 19th, 2021
Keep The Home Fires Burning
Over 86,000 Chicagoans have no place to call home each night – including over 18,000 CPS Students. This year, as the rest of the city sheltered in place from Coronavirus, more homeless folks than ever showed up at Care For Friends, looking for help.
This winter, we invite you to join us in showing your support by helping us to KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING for them.
On the night of February 19th we will gather at 7pm to light the campfire that traditionally starts our Sleepout for Homelessness. But this year, instead of sleeping around that fire for 12 hours, we will carry it out into the city, where our friends and supporters are committing to keeping a candle lit in their window until midnight, showing that when we all work together, we can make the world a brighter and warmer place for the most vulnerable.
There are three great ways to participate:
Be a Fire Spreader: Come by and light a candle from our campfire. Hear our speakers, enjoy some socially distanced smores and hot cocoa, and take your candle home to spread the light throughout Chicago.
Be a Fire Tender: Commit to keeping our campfire burning from 7pm to midnight. You must create a fundraising page to ask friends for support, but there is no required minimum amount to raise.
Sleepout All Night: Our classic option. Limited availability. Plan to spend the night in a tent around our fire. Requires a minimum fundraising committment of $750.
Friday 7:00 pm Fire Lighting with Secret Special Guest
Friday 8:00 pm Speakers share how Care For Friends has changed their lives
Frirday 9:00 pm S'Mores and Hot Chocolate Around The Campfire
Midnight Overnight sleepers bundle in for the night
Saturday 6:30 am Overnight sleepers awake, depart for home