The Big Sleep Out on Guilford Green
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April 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
On Saturday, April 28, Guilford will host The Big Sleep Out on the Guilford Green. Spearheaded by Ella Stanley, a sophomore at Guilford High School, the event aims to draw attention to homelessness, particularly in the New Haven area, which has fourteen percent of Connecticut’s homeless people. It will also raise funds for Columbus House, a New Haven organization that has been helping the homeless for 35 years. Today it serves over 3,000 individuals.
Guilford residents are invited to team up, bring a sleeping bag and get comfortable on the hard ground—no cookouts, toasted marshmallows or scary tales. Instead, participants can attend any of the six workshops and presentations that will take place in the churches around the Green.
There are two ways to participate in The Big Sleep Out: help financially and sleep out. Opportunities are available at $1000, $500 and $100 to sponsor the event or make a pledge on behalf of a team. Individuals may also donate and sleep out.
Visit https://thebigsleepoutguilford.weebly.com for more information, or contact Ella Stanley at [email protected]