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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

Sleep Out Saturday on NCTV 2012

News Releases

NCTV Interview 2011

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?

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Press contact:

Ann Pitcher, P.S. Communications, Inc.
(630) 234-4150

Quick Stats on Sleep Out Saturday

Who:          Bridge Communities,
What:         Sleep Out Saturday,


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 2013:


Sikich -
95.9 The River -


BMO Harris Bank -
Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
Grand Prairie Transit -
Bank of America -
First Midwest Bank
Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust -
Naperville Bank & Trust -
Naper Grove Vision Care -
Wheaton Bank & Trust -


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


Oxford Bank
Providence Bank
Marcus & Millichap


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

To learn more about becoming a Sleep Out Saturday sponsor, email Chad Pedigo at or (630) 545-0610 ext. 19.


  • 95.9 The River
  • Sikich


  • Bank of America
  • Coldwell Banker Foundation
  • Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
  • Grand Prairie Transit
  • Harris
  • Naper Grove Vision Care
  • Naperville Bank & Trust
  • Wheaton Bank & Trust


  • ABC7 Chicago
  • First Midwest Bank
  • School of Rock DuPage County
  • School of Rock Glen Ellyn
  • West Suburban Bank


  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Nicor
  • Oxford Bank and Trust

The Illinois Basic Economic Security Tables show that, for a family of 3 (adult, preschooler, school-age child) $72,420 is the needed annual salary in order to be economically secure in Illinois.