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UCF Student Solidarity Sleep Out 2017

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BENEFITING: COVENANT HOUSE FLORIDA INC

EVENT: Solidarity Sleepout for Homeless Youth

EVENT DATE: Nov 14, 2016

Mary Mann

THE STORY:

 If you would like to volunteer, please email me at mary.mann@ucf.edu and let me know what you would like to do)

  • Set-up Lake Claire at 7:30 p.m.

Duties: set up Lake Claire event area

Organize and distribute snacks, water, bug spray

  • Why I’m Sleeping Out signs

Duties: organize activity (pass out boards, drawing materials)

Take photos and record messages of support

  • Knights Pantry and Zebra Coalition donations

Duties: Collect Knights Pantry and Zebra Coalition Donations and deliver 


  • Campus Candlelight Vigil Walk (from COHPA to Lake Claire

Duties: Organize Sleepers following Covenant presentation

Pass out candles  

  • Clean-up Lake Claire 7:00 a.m.

Duties: Clean up and dismantle event items following Sleep Out

 

On November 16th, take the Sleep Out Challenge! Join UCF students and faculty for our UCF Solidarity Sleep Out 2017 at Lake Claire from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  (Sponsored by: UCF School of Social Work and Phi Alpha Honor Society in partnership with UCF CARES, and Covenant House of Orlando)

What is it?


The Solidarity Sleep Out is an opportunity for people to take action and let the world know that we will not stand by quietly while young people go homeless and hungry in the United States. By committing to sleeping outside for just one night you will take an active part in a national movement to end youth homelessness in the United States while raising money that will go directly to helping youth who are homeless.


On November 16th, UCF students and faculty will be spending the night outside, to raise awareness about and funds for homeless young people. They will be experiencing a tiny bit of what it is like to be homeless, sleeping in cardboard boxes or sleeping bags at Lake Claire.


You will be sleeping out to understand for just one night what nearly 2,000,000 youth in the United States will suffer this year, and to join them in solidarity in their daily struggle for basic human rights. Your sleeping out will also help teach the community about the plight of homeless young people right here in Central Florida. 

The money raised will support Covenant House, the largest provider of services to homeless and runaway youth in North America. Covenant House, which has shelters in Orlando and operates a nationwide hotline for young people in crisis, helps 70,000 young people who are experiencing homelessness, abuse, trafficking and other victimization each year to put their lives back together.

Non-perishable food items will be collected and donated to UCF Knights Pantry benefiting UCF Students.

Socks will be collected and donated to Covenant House.

What should I bring?

Bring your sleeping bag, food, and a blanket.  We will provide bug spray, snacks, and other items. 

Bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the UCF Knights Pantry, benefiting UCF Students.

Bring a pair of socks for donation to Covenant House. 

How do I sign up?

Sign up here, donate, and even create your own page if you want to do so, collecting funds and inviting friends and family to support you. 

Say yes to the challenge and join us for the Solidary Sleepout on November 16th from 7:30 p.m. until Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. Let us know why you are sleeping out:  #WhyISleepOut #UCFSolidaritySleepOut

Did You Know?

40% of  people who are homeless in the US are under 18

Over 1.3 million youth are homeless each year

46% of youth who are homeless left home because of physical abuse

50% of youth who age out of the foster care and juvenile justice system

will be homeless within 6 months

40-60% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+

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