BENEFITING: OCEANS HARBOR HOUSE INC
ORGANIZER: OCEANS HARBOR HOUSE INC
EVENT: OceanFirst Charity Challenge
EVENT DATE: Jun 06, 2014
The Harbor House Sleepout for Homeless Kids is coming up on June 6, 2014.
Please join me in supporting this event by making a DONATION on THIS page. Every little bit helps.
Or, you can register to participate in the event.
Register online at http://www.oceansharborhouse.org/#. We are asking each participant to raise $250 as well as awareness for the homeless youth in our area. Participants will be supplied with a hat, sleeping bag, and cardboard box as well as a night time snack and breakfast.
At this event, we ask participants to join the estimated 1.6 million homeless youth for one night - and sleep out to help save their lives.
In Ocean and Monmouth Counties alone, there is an estimated 300 homeless kids. Many are running away from abusive homes, violent situations, drug stricken family members, or the death of their guardian. It may be hard to recognize them because they couch surf or sleep on local busses and trains. Many homeless kids feel invisible at times, but by sleeping out we will show them that they are not alone.
We will let them know that we see their struggles and bravery, and we are going to sleep out for one night, so eventually they will not need to.
Our organization provides quality, free, and confidential services to New Jersey youth, ages 10-21, who are homeless, abandoned, or have run away from abusive or neglectful homes. Our agency typically serves more than 8,000 young people annually.