Skip to main content

Media Center

What will you find in the Sleep Out Saturday Media Newsroom?

Sleep Out Saturday on NCTV 2012

News Releases

NCTV Interview 2011

Personal Story from Megan

Personal Story from Yvonne

Fact sheet on homelessness and the working poor in DuPage County Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions about Sleep Out Saturday

Frequently Asked Questions about Bridge Communities

Information on why you should get involved with Sleep Out Saturday

Impact that Sleep Out Saturday has on Bridge Communities Transitional Housing Program

How do families become homeless?

Visit the Sleep Out Saturday blog


Press contact:

Ann Pitcher, P.S. Communications, Inc.
(630) 887-0278
ann@pscommunicationsinc.com


Quick Stats on Sleep Out Saturday

Who:          Bridge Communities, www.bridgecommunities.org

What:         Sleep Out Saturday, www.sleepoutsaturday.org

Where:       Rally at 6:30 pm at Bridge Communities, 505 Crescent Blvd. Glen Ellyn.

Participants will sleep-out at locations throughout DuPage County - more than 70 sites expected.

Why:           To raise awareness about homelessness in DuPage County
  Raise funds for Bridge Communities and their Program Partners
  Provide a transformational opportunity for participants to experience the issue of homelessness by sleeping out and participating in activities and presentations.

How to participate:      Sleep out with a group or become a Sleep Out Star or Family
  Become a corporate sponsor
  Donate to a sleeper group or a Sleep Out Star or Family
  Come to the Rally


Sleep Out Saturday Corporate Sponsors 2013:

Platinum:

Sikich - www.sikich.com
101.9 The Mix - www.wtmx.com
NBC 5 Chicago - www.nbcchicago.com

Gold:

BMO Harris Bank - www.harrisbank.com
Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
Grand Prairie Transit - www.cookillinois.com
Bank of America - www.bankofamerica.com
First Midwest Bank www.firstmidwestbank.com
Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust - www.glenellynbank.com
Naperville Bank & Trust - www.banknaperville.com
Wheaton Bank & Trust - www.wheatonbank.com

Silver:

Community Bank of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn
West Suburban Bank & Trust

Bronze:

Oxford Bank
SportsMed - Wheaton Orthopaedics, LTD
Providence Bank
NICOR
Suburban Life Publications

Partner:

PS Communications, Inc.
Village of Glen Ellyn
FASTSIGNS Naperville/Wheaton
Sounds Abound Entertainment


Sleep Out Saturday 2013 Locations:

  • Aurora
  • Bolingbrook
  • Clarendon Hills
  • Downers Grove
  • Elmhurst
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Hinsdale
  • Lisle
  • Lombard
  • Geneva
  • Naperville
  • Oak Brook
  • St. Charles
  • Warrenville
  • Wayne/West Chicago
  • Wheaton
  • Winfield
  • Wood Dale
  • Woodridge

To learn more about homelessness and poverty in DuPage County, visit www.dupagehomeless.org


To learn more about becoming a Sleep Out Saturday sponsor, email Jennie Gates at jennie.gates@bridgecommunities.org or (630) 545-0610 ext. 19.

Platinum

  • NBC Chicago
  • Sikich
  • The Mix: 101.9fm

Gold

  • Bank of America
  • Coldwell Banker Foundation
  • DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund
  • First Midwest Bank
  • Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
  • Grand Prairie Transit
  • Harris
  • Naperville Bank & Trust
  • Wheaton Bank & Trust

Silver

  • Community Bank Wheaton/Glen Ellyn
  • West Suburban Bank

Bronze

  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Oxford Bank and Trust
  • Providence Bank

To rent a typical apartment in DuPage County, a person who works a job that only pays minimum wage would need to work 107 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment.