Covenant House Protesters, Atlantic City, NJ
Covenant House in Atlantic City is participating in a sleep out in Philadelphia on March 18th (7PM to 7AM) to raise money for homeless youth.
Homeless Youth Sleeping on the Street
Here is the description of the movement from the Covenant House website:
The Sleep Out Movement is an opportunity for all of us to come together and make an immediate and lasting impact on the homeless young people who live at Covenant House.
The Sleep Out does include taking a piece of cardboard and a sleeping bag into a parking lot or along a strip of sidewalk. But the Sleep Out is not about pretending to be homeless. It’s about showing a group of kids unconditional love and absolute respect – proving that you care enough about them to be uncomfortable for one night, to be vulnerable for their sake.
The funds raised by Sleep Out participants are put to work immediately, keeping the lights on and the doors open for the thousands of kids who will seek help this year.
Our kids are changed by every interaction with someone who cares, and their dreams become a little more reachable every time they hear, “You can do it. I believe in you.” The Sleep Out offers every participant the chance to be someone who cares.