Marconi Foundation for Kids Joins Covenant House California on November 16th to Sleep Out on the Streets of L.A.
Why Are We Sleeping Out? So That Homeless Youth Don’t Have To …
What is the Sleep Out? An opportunity to fundraise for Covenant House to keep the lights on and doors open for all of the young people who need help. It’s not about pretending to be homeless, it’s about dedicating one night of being uncomfortable and vulnerable to benefit those nearly 6,000 at-risk kids searching for a safe place to sleep each night in Los Angeles. Please listen to Shannon’s heart wrenching video about her first experience Sleeping Out.
A note from Bo:
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. It's the one night of the year that I take to experience in a very small way, what they experience. Imagine sleeping "with one eye open" so your stuff doesn't get stolen, or somebody doesn't accost you during the night. Then you wake up the next morning and have to find a bathroom, let a lone find a shower while contemplating how you're going to survive another day. This story is not hopeless, because Covenant House is magnificently comprehensive in its work and programs. Tirelessly, 24 hours a day their staff and volunteers find ways to help these kids get a leg up. The power of CHC's community is enormous. Doctors, psychologists, volunteers, educational outlets, job training, the list goes on and on.That's why I'll be sleeping out on November 17th, 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.
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Nearly 2 million youth in America will face homelessness this year. On November 17th from 6pm-6am Bo Marconi and Shannon Randol will be representing Marconi Foundation for Kids at Covenant House California’s Sleep Out: Executive Edition. An evening getting to know some of the homeless youth Covenant House supports and spending the night like many at-risk kids do in Orange County and Los Angeles, sleeping out on the street. Help raise funding for Covenant House programs that support youth who need our help.
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We have collected $16,228.00 of our $10,000.00 target. It is 162.28% of our goal for the Sleep Out 2017 campaign