As of June 2017, the Department of Education reported over TWO and A HALF MILLION students (grades K-12) homeless in the United States.
Henderson County reported over 300 homeless kids during the 2016 - 2017 school year with 89 unaccompanied (which means no legal guardian taking care of them).
Buncombe County reported over 500 homeless kids during the 2015 - 2016 school year with 105 unaccompanied (which means no legal gurdian taking care of them)
To combat this, Only Hope WNC, a local non-profit set up to raise awareness and funds to help fight youth homelessness in Henderson County, will host their 6TH annual Sleepout. November 10th a group of board members and concerned citizens will be sleeping out at the Histioric Courthouse Downtown Hendersonville on Main St to raise awareness and funds to help in their efforts.
Our registration process is easy, located on this page is our registration form for the event. Fill out all the information to be registered, one form needs to be filled out for each person participate.
Please call us at 828-693-5499 or Email Us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To Sign up as a group.
Nothing is really required, you can sleep any way you would like too. Sleeping is a sleeping bag, tent, box, or even just in elements are allowed. But sleeping in clothes are required.
We request $25 from each person.
When you register you do get an info packet on the event, in that packet there is a pledge form and we ask you to go out and ask your friends, and family for donations. We like using the term they are paying you to sleep outside. Do Not Go Door to Door that is not a safe way to raise funds.
Yes anyone can do it. Young to Old. The Only Thing that is required if you are under the age 18 we have to have a parent approval and they have to sign the waiver at the event.
SPONSOR LEVELS That We Offer -
$150 provides your business with FREE ADVERTISING on our Website, and ongoing social media outreach via our Facebook page.
$300 provides your business with our online advertising options, the ability to display a sign/banner at the event, and your business or organization name on event t-shirts.
$500 provides your business with all of the benefits listed above, as well as special recognition at the event. We plan to have remote media broadcasts, with special honored guests.
$750 provides your business with all of the benefits listed above, as well as the opportunity to be recognized in all press/media relations, marketing prior to the event, and free advertising. In addition, your logo will be included on a special event banner.
Interested in being a sponsor ?
Email Us - email@example.com
Sleepout 2018 kicks off Friday, November 9th @ 6:00pm with an opening rally and information about Only Hope. The event officially kicks off @ 8:00pm and ends Saturday, November 10th @ 8:00am.
Together We CAN and WILL End Youth Homlessness!!