Your Opportunity to Make a Difference.
THE EVENT: REGGIE’S SLEEPOUT Sleep out to help end homelessness. Create a Team. Raise money. Build a box. Meet new friends. Share an experience you’ll never forget. Bring a box, pop-up tent (no stakes) or sleeping bag to Drake Stadium. You’ll be served food and drinks. (Outside food, snacks, gum and beverages will not be allowed.) We will have activities, music, games and the Boxed-In Design Contest!
WHEN: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 Check-in/Registration from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sleep out from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. (activities 3:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.)
WHERE: Drake Stadium Hosted by Drake University at the Drake Stadium 27th and Forest, Des Moines, Iowa WHY: To raise awareness and money to address the critical problem of youth homelessness in Central Iowa. All proceeds benefit Iowa Homeless Youth Centers. Iowa Homeless Youth Centers is a community-based organization of YSS (based in Ames, Iowa).
About Reggie's Sleepout
Last year, funds raised during Reggie’s Sleepout helped:
• 97% of youth discharged from IHYC programs transition into safe and affordable housing.
• Provided over 3,285 nights of safe shelter for youth in our Emergency Bed Program.
• Over 15,000 meals served to homeless and at-risk youth in Central Iowa
Reggie’s Sleepout is not just a fundraiser, it will help teach your youth what it’s like to be homeless for a night. Teams can use their creativity and critical thinking skills in the Nationwide Boxed-in Design Contest. Food and snacks are provided for free during the night. There is no limit on the size of teams participating in Reggie’s Sleepout. However, please keep in mind that all campers under the age of 18 must have a supervising adult with them all night (one adult over the age of 21 to every six youth age 18 and under). And if camping is really not for you, just come to enjoy the festivities for the evening!
We hope you can help provide awareness of youth homelessness in your church. All of us at IHYC would appreciate your participation, but the 650 homeless youth we serve annually will appreciate it the most!