Evening with the Homeless

You are invited to the Evening with the Homeless – Part of our 24th Annual Night with the Homeless! The Night with the Homeless will include two events this year at two different locations!  On September 20th, you will be […]

You are invited to the Evening with the Homeless – Part of our 24th Annual Night with the Homeless!

The Night with the Homeless will include two events this year at two different locations!  On September 20th, you will be able to in the Evening with the Homeless.  This event will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the homeless.  Activities will include a rally, tours of the shelter, live music, care kit station, Experience Stations, Winter Patrol, a telethon and a prayer service at midnight.

In the spirit of a Walk-a-thon, we would like for you to join our team and gather sponsors for the event.  You can download a Sponsorship Packet from our event website or give us a call and we will mail you one.  If you haven’t requested a Sponsorship Packet prior to the Evening with the Homeless, you can pick up one at the event, gather sponsors and bring it back to the main event on November 1st.

WHEN: The Night with the Homeless 2013 will be held on two (2) dates this year. This will present the public with two (2) different opportunities to learn about the homeless and get sponsored.

  • September 20th – An Evening with the Homeless – Activities will include a rally, tours of the shelter, live music, care kit station, Experience Stations, Winter Patrol, a telethon and a prayer service at midnight. If you haven’t requested a Sponsorship Packet prior to the event, you can pick up one and bring it back to the main event on November 1st.
    • Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • November 1st – 2nd – A Night with the Homeless 2013 – Activities will include a rally, Experience Stations, Winter Patrol, a telethon, a candlelight prayer service, a sleep-out, and breakfast in the morning for those who stayed the night.
    • Registration starts at 6:00 p.m.

WHO: Community members, students, families, groups…and you!

WHY: The purpose of the Night with the Homeless is:

  • To familiarize and sensitize persons with the realities and hardships of homelessness
  • To see a different side of life
  • To gain firsthand knowledge of the growing crisis of homelessness. You will undoubtedly be struck by how many homeless people look just like you, tearing away at the myth of who constitute the homeless.
  • To become aware of community attitudes toward homeless people.
  • To become familiar with the social services network for homeless people, and how homeless people survive.

WHERE:

  • Sept. 20th – 1411 Locust St., St. Louis, MO
  • Nov. 1st-2nd – 1600 S. Vandeventer, St. Louis, MO

The Night with the Homeless 2013 is an educational event to teach the community about the plight of the homeless by direct interaction. This event also presents attendees with opportunities to get involved in helping the homeless. Attendees will actually experience a taste of homelessness by spending the night while in a safe environment, providing a whole new level of understanding and compassion for our fellow citizens who face this trial every day. The best we can do for those who are less fortunate is to speak out for them, to remind the rest of the world that they exist–that they are human beings who deserved better and that their pain is real.

The Night with the Homeless 2013 is an educational event; and as such, this event is for personal awareness and development. It can be a serious, sobering and very helpful experience. Some past participants have found that it was even a life-changing experience.

In addition to experiencing homelessness at the Night with the Homeless 2013, you can help the homeless by getting sponsored for the event. All proceeds will help fund job training programs, upgrades to our shelter at 1411 Locust Street, and projects to bring awareness to homelessness. Our building needs major repairs and renovations to continue to provide a comfortable place for hundreds of homeless that call our shelter home every day. We will provide you with sponsorship forms and information about the event so that you can talk to your friends and family about sponsoring you. You can create a personalized Night with the Homeless Webpage to help you gather sponsors to make a difference. You can also help by collecting blankets, coats and care kits to hand out to the homeless.

Visit our Night with the Homeless website to REGISTER or for more information.