On April 20, 2018
concerned people will
to raise awareness and
funds in support of
Friday, April 20, 2018
333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Registration and gathering for
participants and supporters
10:30 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Coffee, muffins, juice
SLEEP OUT! Contact:
Since 1970, Huckleberry House has been providing shelter for homeless and runaway youth. Huck House also offers a transitional living program, youth outreach services, and a family counseling program; all to address the needs of young people in crisis.
Huckleberry House, Inc.
1421 Hamlet Street
Columbus, OH 43201
WHAT IS A SLEEP OUT!?
Huck House invites you to an overnight event to experience what troubled local youth face every day. Our goal is to raise community awareness and funds in support of homeless youth. It’s Huck House’s signature fundraising event.
WHY HAVE A SLEEPOUT?
To raise awareness of youth homelessness in Columbus
In 2016, 520 teens ages 12-17 stayed at Huck House’s Crisis Shelter
Since 2012, the number of homeless youth served annually by our Youth Outreach Program has doubled.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED? SLEEP OUT!
Commit to sleeping out on April 20, rain or shine, warm or cold
You must be 18 or older to participate
Bring your own sleeping bag and whatever you need to spend the night on the plaza outside COSI; all participants will sleep under one large tent in a monitored and secured area
Raise at least $1500 for the cause
We will give you a personal website and all the tools needed to tell friends about youth homelessness and the SLEEP OUT!
To SLEEP OUT! please contact Sonya Thesing at email@example.com
HOW WILL MONEY RAISED FOR THE SLEEP OUT HELP HOMELESS YOUTH?
The proceeds of the SLEEP OUT! will fund Huckleberry House’s four programs to help young people and their families overcome life’s challenges, including homelessness:
Central Ohio’s only 24/7 crisis shelter for teens
A residential 18-month Transitional Living Program that prepares formerly homeless youth ages 18-22 to live independently in permanent housing
A youth outreach team on the streets each day helping young people connect with the resources they need
A family support program meeting young people and their families where they are – figuratively and literally – to identify strengths and solutions to work through difficult issues