Marconi Foundation for Kids has accepted the Sleep Out challenge from Covenant House California. On November 15th, 2018, staff members Shannon Randol and CEO Bo Marconi will sleep out on the streets of Los Angeles for one night so homeless youth don’t have to.
It’s not about pretending to be homeless for one night. It’s an act of solidarity with the 4.2 million young people who experience homelessness each year. It’s a decision that we can’t stay indoors while so many kids remain outside.
6,000 young people in Los Angeles are experiencing homelessness tonight. So, we’re fundraising for Covenant House to keep the lights on and the doors open for young people in need. You can make a big difference for homeless youth. Support our Sleep Out and donate here.
Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth, ages 18-24. We believe that no young person deserves to be homeless; that every young person in California deserves shelter, food, clothing, education … and most importantly, to be loved. Now serving over 2,300 youth a year, CHC has served over 190,000 homeless youth since we’ve opened our doors. CHC provides a full continuum of services to meet the physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being of young people, in order to provide them with the best chance for success in independence.
Marconi Foundation for Kids has been a huge supporter of Covenant House California for many years because many moons ago Bo Marconi got a mailer from Covenant House and was instantly struck by its mission.
Here’s a message from Bo regarding her Sleep Out:
“Why am I sleeping out? I am sleeping out on the streets of Hollywood on behalf of the homeless youth at Covenant House California. I have the luxury of sleeping in a warm bed, in a safe home, surrounded by loving and supportive family members. The youth of Covenant House do not experience this same thing, until they come into the CHC shelter.
This story is not hopeless, because Covenant House is magnificently comprehensive in its work and programs. Tirelessly, 24 hours a day. I’ll be sleeping out on November 15th, so you don’t have to, but please donate to help me and #TeamMFK reach our goal. If you are able to give $5, $100, $500, or $1,000, it’s all appreciated because every dollar does matter. Thank you for helping us help kids!”
Kids come to Covenant House with next to nothing, and the first things they usually ask for is a warm meal, a shower, and a place to sleep safely. A $15 donation can provide a young person with a personal hygiene kit and toiletries that they can use on that first day, and beyond.
46% of homeless kids are on the street fleeing violence at home. That means that almost every other kid you meet at Covenant House is there seeking more than just shelter – they need safety and support.
It costs $50 to provide a homeless kid at Covenant House with a week of nutritious meals. Some of us spend about that much at Starbucks last week.
And if you’re not convinced yet, what about this: Fact: 57% of homeless kids spend at least one day a month without any food. Will you support my Sleep Out by making a $57 donation? Marconi Foundation for Kids is doing a dollar for dollar match so your generosity doubles, instantly! Donate here.
Every little bit matters, folks. Help us help the youth.
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