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Virtual Sleep Out 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Spring Sleep Outs have gone virtual. We have merged our Sleep Out: Young Professional Edition, Sleep Out: Women Unite, and Sleep Out: Pride Edition into one night. We are inviting anyone who wishes to join us to register on the new Sleep Out America portal. Read more below to see what is the best way for you to join us on June 26th for our first ever Virtual Sleep Out event!

Join us on June 26th!

We are making the programming portion of the evening from 8pm to approximately 10pm open to all Covenant House Pennsylvania supporters. You can join us by on Cisco's Webex platform by clicking here and using password VSO2020

 

Hope to see you this Friday night!

Virtual Sleep Out 2020

On June 26, 2020, join us for our first ever Virtual Sleep Out. We have merged our three Spring Sleep Outs into one night and you too can join us through the Sleep Out America to help us raise crucial funds during these difficult times.

Current Progress

Registration

Where should I register to join the Virtual Sleep Out on June 26th?

 

Are you a Young Professional? Register here!

 

Are you a Woman? Register here!

 

Are you a member of the LGBTQ community? Register here!

 

Don't fit into any of the above? Register here and choose June 26th as your event date!

 

If you have any questions then just contact Rob Zindell, Associate Director of Development, at rzindell@covenanthousepa.org and he will gladly assist you in determining the right event for you. 

Fundraising & Recruitment

We understand these are difficult times and millions of Americans are unemployed and struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not insensitive to the world around us but our youth are navigating the same world and have no one but Covenant House Pennsylvania to provide a home for them in these difficult times. 

 

We recommend that before reaching out to your networks about the Sleep Out, you should be sure that you have already checked in with these individuals about where things stand for them during the pandemic. If you don’t know that they are healthy, their families are healthy and that they still are working and able to meet their own needs, then you need to check in before you recruit them to sleep out or make a donation to your sleep out efforts.

 

Though our three signature events have $1,000 fundraising goals we know they may be more difficult to reach right now and encourage everyone to do their best. (You are not responsible for unraised portions of your goal.) Sleep Out America does require a $25 self donation at registration but you can make your goal whatever you would like. All our portals allow you to create a team and have others join you. 

 

If you have any other questions, then just contact Rob Zindell, Associate Director of Development, at rzindell@covenanthousepa.org and he will gladly assist you.

Social Media Content

Go here to download our prepared images for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter for you to share to help your fundraising and recruitment efforts! 

 

You can also link to these videos of Lovely and Rashaan and their stories with a Virtual Sleep Out pitch at the end. 

COVID-19 Donation Levels

$20: Our Covenant House staff are on the front lines keeping our young people safe during this unprecedented crisis. We need to keep staff healthy so they can continue their quietly heroic work with our kids. A $20 gift now will provide a box of masks or gloves for our teams working with sick/symptomatic youth.

 

$30: Our beds are full, and we are taking every precaution to keep our young people safe and protected. Your gift of $30 now will provide a box of linens so all our beds can stay germ-free.

 

$50: Many of the young people in our care were getting meals at the high schools and colleges they were attending. With all schools closed, Covenant House must fill this enormous gap. Your gift now of $50 will provide nutritious food to five young people in our care for an entire day.

 

$100: The coronavirus crisis has drastically increased our need for medical supplies. Your gift of $100 today will provide two days of emergency medical supplies for our healthcare teams who are working tirelessly to care for young people who have no one else.

 

$250: At the same time that our shelters are filled to capacity during the coronavirus crisis, we need to set up safe isolation places for sick/symptomatic youth in our care. Your $250 gift today will provide two clean, safe isolation places for our kids.

$500: All across the Americas, formerly homeless youth have worked hard work to achieve independence. Many have now lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak. Your $500 gift today will provide 10 food baskets to help youth through these unprecedented times.

 

$1,000: Our front line staff is working 12-hour shifts, many of them six days a week, during this crisis. With great spirit and unconditional love, they risk their own health to protect our kids and surround them with support in uncertain times. With a $1,000 gift today, you can stand with our quiet heroes in spirit and provide one week of emergency personnel costs.

COVID-19 Talking Points

 

Click here for an interview with Executive Director, Jen Weikert, on NBC10 talking about Covenant House Pennsylvania's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

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