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
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. Although I am known as "the Wolf on Bay Street" I am not used to sleeping outside and may be howling through the night. With your help, though, it will all be worth it.
Why am I Sleeping Out?
I have three kids. Each time I see a homeless young person on the street, I think of my own children and how heart breaking it would be if they ever ended up in that position. I can't imagine it, but I would like to think someone out there would do something to help my children. That's why I feel the need to continue my long time support of Covenant House in this manner.
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.
Besides, I know it is a good investment.
Please give anything that you can. No amount is too small.