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Sleep Out Saturday

This Is The Day

November 7, 2015
Get ready for Sleep Out Saturday 2015!

On November 7, 2015, nearly 2,000 DuPage County residents will spend a very frosty night inside tents, boxes and cars to raise awareness about family homelessness and money for Bridge Communities' Transitional Housing Program. The all-night event will be held in 25+ DuPage County communities.

Sleep Out Saturday participants of all ages can experience a night of homelessness by sleeping out in parking lots, parks and backyards. All money raised from the event will support families in the Bridge program, funding the housing, employment training, mentoring, case management, plus tutoring and summer camps for kids. We thank YOU for making a difference in their lives!

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Click here to view Sleep Out Saturday videos!

You can help . . . Make a donation - $35 provides one night of housing and supportive services. 

Business Leaders for Bridge.  DuPage area business leaders and young professionals are encouraged to make teams of colleagues, associates and networking groups to sleep out at Naper Settlement.  Special promotional opportunities are available for your business.  Call Chad Pedigo at (630) 545-0610 ext. 19 to learn more.

PS - Got a Sleep Out story you'd like to share?  We'd love to hear it!  E-mail your Sleep Out Saturday stories to Bridge to share with others who want to IMAGINE a world where no child is homeless!

  • Sleep Out Saturday Rally

    Each year, Sleep Out Saturday kicks off with a rockin' Rally held at 505 Crescent Blvd in Glen Ellyn. Over 1,500 people gather for music & fun in the Bridge parking lot. The program begins at 6 p.m., emceed by ABC 7's Judy Hsu, with a live concert from performers from School of Rock's Glen Ellyn and Elmhurst locations. Guests participate in a team-building games and meet families who are or were, at one-time, homeless. At 8 p.m., sleepers head back to their sleep out sites to experience a night like no other.

    Register to participate in Sleep Out Saturday

  • Sleep Out Saturday Stories

    Sleep Out Saturday is one of the few non-profit fundraising events that allows participants to actively gain empathy for those struggling with homelessness. The event provides participants a forum to learn what it may feel like to be homeless, even if it is for just one night. Participants share their thoughts about their physical and emotional experience of sleeping outside with little or no shelter. Feelings of vulnerability, fear and compassion are common themes found amongst participants the morning following Sleep Out. 

    Read Sleep Out Saturday Testimonials 

  • Sleep Out Saturday Newsroom

    Learn more about homelessness and poverty in DuPage County Illinois by visiting our Sleep Out Saturday newsroom. Readers will learn more about how Sleep Out Saturday is making an impact on the transitional housing services provided by Bridge Communities. You can help homeless families in your community by participating in Sleep Out Saturday.   

    Visit Sleep Out Saturday's Media Center

    View Sleep Out Saturday promotional video

    Facts on homelessness in DuPage County

    Sleep Out Saturday blog


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