SLEEP OUT: EXECUTIVE EDITION
November 16th, a group of business and community leaders will give up one good night's sleep to raise awareness and money for homeless youth at Covenant House Toronto.
Last year's event had 70 participants and raised over $1,000,000 with over 91% of all funds going directly to Covenant House programs and youth.
The 2017 goal for Sleep Out: Executive Edition Toronto is to raise $1,000,000 in one night!
The Covenant House Sleep Out Movement
The Executive edition of Sleep Out is an international movement that happens on the same night at 14 Covenant House sites across North America.
Last year, from Anchorage to New Orleans, 920 sleepers participated and raised over $5,000,000 in support of local Covenant House sites.
ABOUT COVENANT HOUSE TORONTO
As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 250 youth a day. A national leader, we educate and advocate for change by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs.
More than a place to stay, we provide 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and aftercare.
To do all this, we rely on donors for more than 80 percent of our $27-million annual operating budget.
Our doors are open to youth 16 to 24 regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or the circumstances that have brought them to our doors.
Since opening our doors in 1982, Covenant House has served more than 95,000 young people.