Sleepout For Homelessness
7pm - February 17th, 2023

Till The Break of Dawn

Over 65,000 Chicagoans have no place to call home each night – including  16,000 CPS Students, many of whom  couch surf with friends and family, never having a room of their own to wake up in. That's why we are hosting our annual Sleepout for Homelessness - raising funds to provide resources that will give them hope after the break of dawn. 

 

And this year, we have an exciting new way to participate. Break out your pajamas, because sleepers can camp out with us at slumber parties across the city, as well as our classic “sleep outside in a tent” option. Either way, we will be raising money to connect Chicago’s most vulnerable with the medical care, housing assistance, job training, or food security needed to achieve a better life.

Whether you watch the sun rise from a tent on our lawn, or through the window of a friend's living room, you’ll be helping hope rise in the hearts of Chicago’s homeless

This year, there are SIX great ways to participate:

 

Sleepout All Night With Us In A Tent: Our classic option. We provide a tent, you bring a sleeping bag. Ask friends for support via your personal fundraising page (but no fundraising minimum is required).

Sleep All Night At A Slumber Party: Break out your footie pajamas and join other sleepers in a home for a group slumber party! You can organize your own home and group of friends, we can connect you with a host home, or you can volunteer your home for others. Ask friends for support via your personal fundraising page (but no fundraising minimum is required).

Sleep All Night In Your Home: The sleep at home option where you make your own plans to spend a night in a space. Ask friends for support via your personal fundraising page (but no fundraising minimum is required).

 

Be a Fire Spreader: Come by and light a candle from our campfire. Hear our speakers, enjoy some smores and hot cocoa, and take your candle home to spread the light throughout Chicago. (This will also be streamed online).

 

Be a Fire Spotter: Help us find glimmers of hope in your community! We'll send you a list of questions to answer ("If you were experiencing homelessness, where could you sleep safely tonight?," "where could you use the bathroom?" etc.). Sometime during the evening, you'll explore your neighborhood, take photos of your answers and post to social media. Ask friends for support via your personal fundraising page (but no fundraising minimum is required).

 

Be a Fire Tender: Sign up for a 30-minute timeslot during the night to make sure our campfire keeps burning. Ask friends for support via your personal fundraising page (but no fundraising minimum is required).​