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Sleepout For Homelessness
On-Site Logistics

Lighting The Path Home

Thanks for registering for our Sleepout for Homelessness!  Here are the details you need to know:


  • 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! 

  • 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 are an overnight sleeper, we will provide group tents at the sleepout location.  You'll want to bring along the following items

    • 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, or sit around campfire with.

    • A foldable chair if you have one (we will also have some)​

  • Indoor bathrooms will be available.

  • Sleepout location is 530 W. Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL

  • There is no on-site parking. Plan to arrive by Uber or public transportation if possible.

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

Friday 7:30 pm   


S'Mores and Hot Chocolate Around  The Campfire


Overnight sleepers bundle in for the night

Saturday 6:30 am

Overnight sleepers awake, depart for home

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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