Resources

Use our fundraising and recruitment tools to help you reach your goals and support your Sleep Out America. If you need additional support or have questions, please contact us.

Sample Communications

Try out our sample fundraising and recruitment communications to encourage friends and family to support you and join your Sleep Out! Additional pre-written communications are available in your Participant Center.

Join my Sleep Out America team!

Dear (insert names),

This year I am participating in Sleep Out America, a campaign to raise funds and offer solidarity and support to the ever-growing population of youth facing homelessness in America. On November 22, 2019, I will join people of all ages and backgrounds as we  leave the warmth of our beds and the comfort of our homes to sleep outside, just like thousands of kids have to every night. Our message? “You’re not alone. We know you’re out there, and we want to help.”

 

I’d love for you to join my team for Sleep Out America and help me raise funds to support Covenant House. You can choose to join my Sleep Out, host your own Sleep Out, or just help spread the word and raise money to support our nation’s most vulnerable youth who need a safe space like Covenant House to sleep.

 

All you have to do is go to (insert team link) and click JOIN MY TEAM.

Thank you for considering joining my Sleep Out team. If you can’t commit this year, please consider making a donation here: (insert fundraising page url)

Thank you,
(insert your name)

Donate to my Sleep Out America fundraising campaign

Dear (insert names),

This year, I am participating in Sleep Out America, a campaign to raise funds and offer solidarity and support to the ever-growing population of youth facing homelessness in America. On November 22, 2019, I will join people of all ages and backgrounds as we leave the warmth of our beds and the comfort of our homes to sleep outside, just like thousands of kids have to every night. Our message? “You’re not alone. We know you’re out there, and we want to help.”

You can help me make a difference in the lives of these young people by donating to my Sleep Out America fundraising campaign here: (insert fundraising page url)

 

The funds raised go directly to Covenant House, an international non-profit that provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. There are 4.2 million youth in America who will face homeslessness this year, and Covenant House is committed to providing not just a safe place for them to sleep, but also the resources, tools, and support for them to find a pathway to independence and realize their dreams.

 

Thank you for any donation you can make. Remember, you are just one click away from helping America’s most vulnerable youth have a path towards a better life.

Thank you,
(insert your name)

Donation Reminder

Dear (insert names),

It’s the final countdown to November 22, 2019, when I will join thousands of  other Sleep Out America participants and Sleep Out to show support and solidarity to youth without homes.

I’m trying to raise ($X amount remaining) before my night outside. These funds go directly to Covenant House. Remember, Covenant House is more than just a shelter  for youth experiencing homelessness. They provide young people with the services that they need, whether it’s food, medical treatment, counseling, legal aid, job training, or just an opportunity to be a kid without needing to worry about basic necessities and safety.

 

Please consider making a donation in support of my Sleep Out America campaign today. No matter the amount, it’ll be incredibly valuable to these kids who have so little. Because it’s more than what the money provides – it’s a symbol that you care.

Click the following link to make a donation: (insert fundraising page url)

Thank you,
(insert your name)

Thank You

Dear (insert names),

Thank you so much for your donation in support of my Sleep Out, and investing in youth overcoming homelessness at Covenant House. These youth can find themselves homeless for lots of reasons, from financial issues to abusive home lives. Covenant House actively reaches out and offers them love, respect, and the tools they need to build a stable and happy future.

Thank you also for helping me get one step closer to my fundraising goal for Sleep Out America! I’m so grateful for your support, and know I couldn’t do it without you.

If you know of anyone else who would be interested in supporting my Sleep Out, please let me know or send them this link: (insert fundraising page url)

Thank you,
(insert your name)

Sample Social Messages

Sample #1:

This year, I’m participating in Sleep Out America and raising funds to support Covenant House, an organization providing youth facing homelessness with a safe place to sleep and the tools they need to build a stable and fulfilling future. Help me reach my fundraising goal and donate to my Sleep Out today! #sleepoutamerica #covenanthouse #americasleepsout (insert link or link in bio) 

 

Sample #2:

4.2 million young people in America will experience some form of homelessness this year. Donate to my Sleep Out to help our most vulnerable youth find a safe place to sleep – and a loving community to help them realize their dreams – at Covenant House.  #sleepoutamerica #covenanthouse #onenatioonenightonegoal #americasleepsout (insert link or link in bio) 

 

Sample #3:

All youth have a favorite song. All youth have a dream. Not all youth have a safe place to sleep tonight. I’m sleeping outside so our youth don’t have to. Help support my Sleep Out by clicking this link: (insert link or link in bio)  #sleepoutamerica #covenanthouse #onenatioonenightonegoal #americasleepsout


Fundraising and Recruitment Flyers

Download and print any of our Sleep Out America flyers to help you recruit, fundraise, and get the word out about our movement.

RECRUITMENT FLYER

FUNDRAISING FLYER


Social Graphics

Show your support for Sleep Out America! Go to your facebook profile and follow these simple steps to update your profile with one of the below facebook frames.

Step 1: Click on your facebook profile picture to update the picture

Step 2: Click on ‘Add Frame’

Step 3: Type ‘Sleep Out America’ in the search box

Step 4: Choose our 2019 frame

Step 5: Click ‘Use as Profile Picture’