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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 5, 2016
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 2015:

Platinum:

Sikich - www.sikich.com
95.9 The River - www.959theriver.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
Naper Grove Vision Care - www.napergrove.com
Wheaton Bank & Trust - www.wheatonbank.com

Silver:

School of Rock DuPage
School of Rock Glen Ellyn
ABC 7 Chicago
West Suburban Bank 

Bronze:

Oxford Bank
Providence Bank
NICOR
Marcus & Millichap

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
  • Coldwell Banker Foundation
  • Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
  • K-LOVE
  • Naperville Bank & Trust
  • Wheaton Bank & Trust

Silver

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

Bronze

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

Bridge Communities is a program that transforms lives of homeless families.  Surveys completed in 2015 show that, one year after graduating from the Bridge program:

  • 100% of graduates maintained stable housing
  • 94% of graduates maintained stable employment