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Sleep Out Saturday 2017 Rally Video

Sleep Out Saturday 2017: NBC5's Patrick Fazio interviews a Bridge family

Lisa Chavarria of NBC5 Visits Sleep Out Saturday

FOX32's Dakarai Turner covers the 2017 Rock Out for Sleep Out Rally

WBBM's Bernie Tafoya talks Sleep Out Saturday

NCTV17 covers St. Timothy Lutheran Church's Sleep Out Saturday

Hinsdale Living: Hope for the Holidays

Suburban Life: Sleep Out Saturday to Raise Money for Bridge Communities

Daily Herald: Sleep Out Saturday a Lesson About Homelessness

Naperville Sun: Hundreds to brave elements to empathize with, raise money for homeless in DuPage County

Naperville Magazine: Sleep Out Saturday

Positively Naperville: Sleep Out Saturday is Set for Nov 4

The Doings: Christ Church of Oak Brook students sleep outside to better understand homelessness

Hinsdale Patch: Kids Sleep Outside In Hinsdale To Support Homeless Neighbors

Sleep Out Saturday 2016

Sleep Out Saturday Raises Awareness About Homelessness

Sleep Out Saturday to Raise Money for Bridge Communities

Darlene Hill of FOX 32 interviews Bridge Communities about Sleep Out Saturday

Elmhurst kids to participate in "Sleep Out Saturday" for DuPage homeless families

West suburban kids bundle up for Sleep Out Saturday

Local youths to be "homeless" for a night

Wheaton youth groups support area homeless families

Naperville youth groups bundle up for Sleep Out Saturday

Glen Ellyn youth groups support area homeless families

Sleep Out Saturday: Hinsdale kids experience homelessness for one night

About 80 youth sleep outside of Christ Church of Oak Brook

Sleep Out Saturday 2016

Sleep Out City

Empathizing With Those in Need

Sleep Out Saturday to Raise Money for Bridge Communities

Teens Get Glimpse of Homelessness

Naperville Woman Shares Story of Homelessness

DuPage County's Sleep Out Saturday Fundraises for Bridge Communities Program

Sleep Out Saturday--NCTV 17

Teens to sleep outside all night to support homeless families

St. Charles youths to sleep outside for homeless awareness

Sleep Out Saturday raises money to house homeless families

4 Elmhurst sites to participate in all-night homelessness fundraiser

Sleep Out Saturday a Show of Support for Invisible Homeless

COD Students "Sleep Out" to End Homelessness

Hinsdale Church Encourages Sleep Out Saturday

Youth Group Braves Cold for Sleep Out Saturday

News Releases

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?


Press contact:

Ann Pitcher, P.S. Communications, Inc.
(630) 234-4150
ann@pscommunicationsinc.com


Quick Stats on Sleep Out Saturday

Who:          Bridge Communities, www.bridgecommunities.org
What:         Sleep Out Saturday, www.sleepoutsaturday.org
When: November 4, 2017
Where:       Rally at 6 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 2016:

Platinum:

Sikich - www.sikich.com
Men in Black - www.chicagobugguy.com

Gold:

BMO Harris Bank - www.harrisbank.com
Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
Bank of America - www.bankofamerica.com
Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust - www.glenellynbank.com
Naperville Bank & Trust - www.banknaperville.com
Wheaton Bank & Trust - www.wheatonbank.com
K-LOVE Radio - www.klove.com

Silver:

School of Rock Glen Ellyn
First Midwest Bank
West Suburban Bank 

Bronze:

Oxford Bank
Providence Bank
NICOR
Naper Grove Vision Care

Partner:

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

Sleep Out Saturday 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 Chad Pedigo at chad.pedigo@bridgecommunities.org or (630) 545-0610 ext. 19.

Platinum

  • Men in Black Pest Control Services
  • Sikich

Gold

  • Bank of America
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Builder Supply Outlet
  • Coldwell Banker Foundation
  • Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
  • Naperville Bank & Trust
  • The Edge Kitchen and Bath
  • Wheaton Bank & Trust

Silver

  • First Midwest Bank
  • NBC5 Chicago
  • School of Rock
  • West Suburban Bank

Bronze

  • Naper Grove Vision Care
  • Nicor
  • Oxford Bank and Trust
  • Providence Bank

A One Night survey conducted on January 28, 2015 indicated that 642 persons in DuPage County were homeless that night.  This includes 131 family units.