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Thanking our amazing Sleep Out: Home Edition sleepers!

Last night a community of dedicated individuals, families, and teams slept apart but came together virtually to raise awareness and funds for young people who are experiencing homelessness. Sleep Out: Home Edition brought together caring people with one purpose, for one night as one community.

Sleeping out is not about pretending to be homeless. Sleeping out provides a small step towards a greater understanding of homelessness, creating awareness and empathy. Providing a catalyst for dialogue that we hope inspires real change and action in our communities.

We heard directly from a young person who spoke about their lived experience. They shared a recent achievement they were proud of and it was the opportunity to learn with Arts Umbrella. The piece they created will be displayed in our new building. Frontline team members also shared their knowledge and experiences journeying with youth. The morning of Sleep Out: Home Edition featured a moving reflection and a mindfulness exercise.

A very special thank you to our anonymous Estate Donor and another anonymous donor for providing $53,000 in matching funds for Sleep Out: Home Edition creating even more impact. Donations will remain open and you can still donate here.

Thank you to our incredible sleepers, be proud of yourself for taking action, you stood up for young people and showed them they are seen, heard, and they are loved!