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When:   October 24-25, 2009
Where:   Old Campus
Type:   Meeting

YHHAP’s advocacy and fundraising arm for the homeless, and I want you to join me on Saturday October 24th 9pm to 7am on Sunday to support New Haven’s homeless.


This month YHHAP is planning its second Shelter Now Sleepout fundraiser on Old Campus on the night of Saturday October 24th and we could really use your help. The sleepout fundraises by having groups that participate raise $50, or about $10 a person, for a tent for the night. The groups themselves are entertained by activities and performances all night long, include singing, speakers, performances, and s’mores. Every group that sponsors a tent will make a huge impact; last year, the Sleep Out functioned as one of our major fundraisers, and all the money went directly to the overflow shelter funds. Plus, it raised a lot of awareness (we were on the news!) and was part of the inspiration for the city of New Haven’s own similar event on the Green. Would you be willing to gather together members of your organization or some friends and sleep out with us?

So, what does it mean to participate in the Sleep Out?

  1. Email  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript to let us know of your interest. We will reply with more information and a more detailed list of festivities!
  2. Get a group of people together, either as part of your organization or as a group of friends, and confirm a final list of names with us by October 18.
  3. Raise at least $50 (about $10 a person if you want five people in your tent) for each tent that you would like to rent for the night. We have several sizes of tents, so ask us if you need advice on what will be best for you. Individuals are also welcome at a donation of $10 each. Consider raising even more to benefit Shelter Now if you can!
  4. Recruit more people and spread the word.
  5. Show up and sleep out!

If you have any questions, let me know or email This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript! Can’t wait to see you on the 24th!

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