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Virtual Sleep Out

Hello Sleepers!

Sleep Out is finally here! We are excited about the Virtual Sleep Out tonight. Here is what you need to know:

We will be live broadcasting via WebEx starting at 7PM. Video link and call info are below. A calendar invite for the broadcast will be sent shortly. Team Captains: please reach out to your team members with tonight's info! 

The evening will begin with a live stream from Covenant House New York featuring our national CEO Kevin Ryan at 7:00p.m. CST. He will be welcoming and addressing virtual Sleepers across the country. He will also take questions from Sleepers. Covenant House Texas (CHT) will take over the live stream at 8:00 p.m. CST. Our program will include remarks from CHT Young Professionals board members and staff; CHT youth stories will also be featured! The hour concludes with videos from CHT. 

Throughout the evening, we encourage your participation via Instagram and Facebook. We will add to the Covenant House Texas social media feed, and we encourage all of you to do the same with your Sleep Out check-ins, personal stories, and shout outs to your donors. We will monitor all of the social media feeds very closely tonight. Everyone who posts with the hashtag #CHTvirtualSO and/or tags us at @covenanthousetx will be entered to win our grand prize – a one-night stay at the Hotel Alessandra! Please visit our Virtual Sleep Out page for additional resources including videos, photos, and youth stories.

Sleep Out Live Stream
Friday, March 20, at 7pm CST
Join Video Chat Here

Or join by phone: 408-418-9388
Access code: 965 707 537

Full link: https://covenanthouse.webex.com/covenanthouse/j.php?MTID=mbe7f8346114e20d61329ea84bd822ae6

It is your support that makes this possible. Preparing for and responding to COVID-19 is already stretching our resources. By continuing to advocate and fundraise for our youth, you are ensuring that we can meet their evolving needs in real-time. We appreciate you sticking with us on this journey. Thank you for all of your efforts in these challenging times. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

How Should I Sleep Out?
 

You can customize your experience by inviting others to join you, deciding to shut off your heater or forgo blankets for the night, saying no to pajamas in favor of the jeans you wore that day, or giving up your phone charger. If you’d like help figuring out how to make the night meaningful, our team is available: [email protected] or (713) 630-5651.

Virtual Sleep Out Schedule

You can decide to join the virtual Sleep Out experience at any time. 

7PM - Covenant House in New York featuring Kevin Ryan

8PM - Covenant House Texas

Remarks from CHT Young Professionals and Staff

Q & A

Youth Stories

CHT videos

9PM - Covenant House California

 

What should I tell my supporters?

Keeping your supporters, friends, and family updated about your Sleep Out is important. Not only are the funds and awareness you raise vital for youth at Covenant House Texas, but transparency helps your network understand why you’re home instead of on the street and that their gift to Covenant House Texas still matters greatly.

Here’s a sample message that you can share before Friday:

This year, I signed on to Sleep Out on the street for a night to raise funds for youth overcoming homelessness at Covenant House. Unfortunately, due to concerns about coronavirus, I am no longer able to join the Sleep Out at Covenant House Texas.

I’m disappointed, of course, but whether I get in a sleeping bag on the concrete outside or on the floor of my apartment, I’m proud of the movement I’ve joined to help shelter and support youth facing homelessness. These young people are the most vulnerable among us, not only to something like coronavirus, but to so many other illnesses, both physical and mental, that come directly from the trauma of living on the streets. Covenant House provides them with the life-saving care that they so urgently need, and their doors remain open for every young person seeking help.

Our support is their lifeline, which is why I am continuing my fundraising efforts. I hope you take notice of my commitment to these incredible  young people at Covenant House and honor their resilience with a gift on my Sleep Out page: [INSERT YOUR PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGE URL]

We will update this page and your participant dashboard with additional messages and shareable graphics, so check back here or email [email protected].

Resources

Photos

2019 Sleep Out Photos - Facebook Album

Videos

Bridging the Gap

CHT Young Professionals on Debra Duncan 2019  

Covenant House Texas 2019 Executive Sleep Out

Covenant House Texas "At the Crossroads"

Covenant House: Street Outreach Video // Houston, TX

 

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