Kick Off - 6pm | Facebook Live
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Raise Awareness | Generate Donations
Have you ever had to spend a night without a bed?
If you’re lucky, the answer is no. But, for many families 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. There are over 3,108 school aged children and their families right here in Spokane that don't have a place to call home (2019). 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.
That's why, with your help, Family Promise of Spokane is dreaming big and inviting you to join us. On Saturday, August 29, Family Promise is holding our first Night Without a Bed SleepOut. We're challenging you and your family to spend one night without your bed and spread the word about family homelessness in Spokane
What Is Night Without a Bed?
This month long experience, culminating in the Night Without A Bed SleepOut, is an awareness campaign to bring attention to the experience of the 3,108 K-12th grade kids and their families who experience homelessness each year in our community.
How do I participate?
On August 29, sleep anywhere without a bed: cars, a tent, a treehouse, your living room floor, a couch and use the hashtag #NightWithoutABed to post a video or a photo on social media.
In addition to posting on social media, we ask you to challenge a friend to complete #NightWithoutABed or make a donation to Family Promise. For every $2,450 raised, an entire family receives everything needed to break the cycle of homelessness and move into a stable home and healthy life!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it free to participate in the SleepOut on August 29?
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 August 29th to kick off the event together before then sleeping in your own spaces.
How do I get involved?
It starts by Taking the Pledge on this page. 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 August 29th!
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.