Sleep Out: Executive Edition 2018 - Sleep Out: Executive Edition 2018
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018
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On November 15th, armed with a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard, I will take on the challenge of sleeping outside on the streets of Toronto so that homeless youth don’t have to. It will be cold. It will be dark. But for one night I can give up the comforts of home knowing it can bring warmth and brightness to the young people who need it most.
Sleep Out is a unique experiential event that will be taking place in downtown Toronto. I will be one of the many men and women, alongside some influential folks from across different industries who will do whatever it takes to fight youth homelessness.
Why am I Sleeping Out?
On any given night in Canada, there may be up to 7,000 homeless youth. For 35 years, Covenant House Toronto has offered some 95,000 homeless kids the opportunity and hope to move from a life on the street to a life with a future. There are countless more out there that need our help.
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 300 youth a day. A national leader, they educate and advocate for change by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs.
More than a place to stay, they 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.
By participating in this event I am doing my small part to make sure the doors stay open for all who need them.