Kick Off - 6pm | Facebook Live
Take the Challenge to Raise Awareness
Have you ever had to spend a night without a bed?
If you’re lucky, the answer is no. But, for the over 3,108 students and their parents right here in Spokane, they will go to sleep tonight on a park bench, the back seat of their car or even hidden in an abandoned house. With the consequences of the pandemic upon us, not only is help needed now, but many families will need help in the months and years to come.
This is an urgent awareness campaign hosted by Family Promise of Spokane to generate funding support and increase community awareness for the challenges of families experiencing homelessness in the months ahead. Operating at over capacity for the last 5 months and approaching the end of the eviction moratorium on June 30th, Family Promise of Spokane needs additional space to serve families. There are plans to open up additional space, including a shelter for families with infants, but without the community's support, this need will go unmet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it free to participate in the SleepOut on June 26?
Yes! It's entirely free to participate. Invite your friends and family in order to raise awareness and empathy for families that don't have the choice on where to sleep.
Where is the event held?
Due to the nature of this event and the health needs of our community at this time, this event is entirely virtual. This means that we invite you to tune into Facebook Live at 6pm on June 26th to kick off the event together before then sleeping in your own spaces.
How do I get involved?
It starts by Registering for the Challenge above. In signing up, you will gain insider access to stories, tips, info and more on how to get involved throughout the month leading up to the SleepOut. By signing up, you will get access to the live broadcast on June 26th!
How does me giving up my bed for a night mean a homeless child won't experience bed-lessness?
By choosing to give up your bed, you gain a new, personalized empathy for families experiencing homelessness. By putting yourself in their shoes, you are better able to relate to these families and thus, are empowered to create a solution to end family homelessness in our city. Ultimately, through an engaged, educated community, no child will have to experience homelessness in the years to come.