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Sleep Out Saturday 2018 Rally Video

NCTV17: Spotlight on Bridge Communities and Sleep Out Saturday

ABC7 meets with Bridge Communities for Sleep Out Saturday 2018

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

Press contact:

Ann Pitcher, Pitcher Communications
(630) 234-4150 

Quick Stats on Sleep Out Saturday

Who:          Bridge Communities,
What:         Sleep Out Saturday,
Where:       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 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

To learn more about becoming a Sleep Out Saturday sponsor, email Jen Bystry at or (630) 403-5095.


  • Bank of America
  • BMO Harris Bank


  • Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
  • Compass Mortgage
  • West Suburban Bank

To rent a typical apartment in DuPage County, a person who works a job that only pays minimum wage would need to work 110 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment.