Sleep Out Saturday, November 2, 2024

One Night Outside to Transform Lives

Sleep Out Saturday 2023: Night of Hope: One Community

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Sleep Out Saturday 2023! It was a meaningful, empathy-building night that will make a real difference for the 100+ families served this year by Bridge Communities.

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"If you want to make a difference now, join us for Sleep Out Saturday!"

This fall, nearly 1,000 DuPage County community residents will brave a night inside tents, boxes and cars to raise awareness about family homelessness and funds for Bridge Communities' Transitional Housing Program. Join other community members as we rally around the 100+ families served by Bridge Communities, to show support while they work hard to transform their lives. 

Want to know more? Watch our Night of Hope: One Community Promo Video!

Our 20th annual event was held on Saturday, November 4--but participants could select any night between October 27 through December 2 to participate!

Please read our Q&A below to learn how you and your group can participate in our newly reimagined Sleep Out Saturday, and help 100+ families reach a better future this year.

Q. Are we still supposed to participate together as a group?
A. You may participate from home or together in groups; however, it is up to you and your group members to decide how you'd like to participate. 

Q. If we participate remotely from home, will it still feel like a group event?
A. Yes! You can live stream your at-home Sleep Outs to connect your group members and take part in the virtual activities we provide! Our 2023 SOS Toolkit includes tips to help you have a safe, impactful event, whether you're together or remote.

Q. Where will Sleep Out Saturday take place?
A. You can sleep outside safely in your backyard, driveway, or in cars. Or, you can hold a meaningful SOS event inside your home. Our SOS Toolkit shares how!

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Join Us for our Sleep Out Rally!

Our 2023 Sleep Out Kick Off Rally was at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 4th at the Lakeside Pavilion at College of DuPage for the 2024 Sleep Out Rally. The Rally featured a mission moment with a Bridge client speaker, delicious soup and bread provided by the COD Culinary Arts students, wool hats for all Sleep Out participants, entertainment and more!

If you weren't able to attend, you can view the Rally's recorded livestream by clicking here.

For more information or questions, please email events@bridgecommunities.org.

Sleep Out Saturday Newsroom

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

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Sleep Out Saturday Stories

Sleep Out Saturday is an immersive experience that allows participants to actively gain empathy and affect positive change for families experiencing homelessness. The event provides participants a forum to learn the causes of family homelessness, and provides an opportunity to sleep in similar accommodations that Bridge families have experienced. Participants share their thoughts about their physical and emotional experience of sleeping outside with little or no shelter, or inside doubled up with no bed or home of their own. 

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Become a Sponsor

Join the Sleep Out Saturday movement as a sponsor and take action against the growing family homelessness crisis right here in our own community.

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