Spectrum has decided to postpone the St. Albans Sleep Out until November 2020 in light of COVID-19. We’ll be in touch as soon as we can with a new date.
Your personal and team fundraising pages will remain active during this time, so you won’t ‘lose’ the fundraising you’ve done. (In fact, you are welcome to continue to fundraise until the event later this year.)
With all of the unknowns about the virus, we do know one thing for sure:
St. Albans youth need your help.
We have known for a while that St. Albans youth facing homelessness need support. And we know that in Chittenden County, when times are tough economically, our youth are among the first to feel the hit — already we have young people whose rental housing is threatened by their workplaces shutting down. We expect to see the number of youth seeking food, shelter, and emergency help from Spectrum to rise even if the virus never becomes a full blown epidemic in our state.
You can help us bring our services to youth in St. Albans by sleeping out in November and raising funds to help us launch a drop-in center or shelter there. Best of all, you will send a clear message that they are not forgotten.
Above all, THANK YOU for standing by our community’s youth.
Each year, adults and students join the Spectrum Sleep Out in solidarity with homeless young adults in Vermont. These courageous individuals sleep outside for one night and raise money to keep Spectrum’s doors open for the next young adult looking for help.
For the first time, we’re hosting a Sleep Out in St. Albans to raise funds specifically for our St. Albans programs, which we are hoping to expand with your support. Join us on Thursday, April 16 at Taylor Park!
The event at a glance (click here to learn more!):
9:30pm Check in and light snacks at St. Paul’s Church, followed by a brief program
10:30pm Head outside: group photo & Sleep Out!
5:00am Coffee and light breakfast
Please contact Charlotte Steverson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-7423 x 330 for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are available!
For photos of the 2019 Burlington Executive Sleep Out, check out our Facebook album.
Thank you to our 2020 Sleep Out Sponsors!