Thank you for participating in A Night in the Cold and braving the elements to help raise awareness and funds for our homeless neighbors in need.
HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS AND TIPS FOR THE NIGHT…
What to expect? Many of the participants shared that it was hard to get comfortable and stay warm, which made for a difficult night's sleep. They woke up feeling tired and uncomfortable. Although they didn't feel great physically, they were moved by the experience. They knew they could shower, get a meal, and some proper rest. What does a street homeless person do? What if they have to go to work? It was humbling for them to think about and gain a new perspective and appreciation for their struggles.
Where to sleep? You can sleep wherever and however you would like! Last year our participants slept in various ways, including a tent in their backyard or on their deck, garage floor or in a car.
Preparing for A Night in the Cold: We expect it will be cold outside. Here are some tips to help you stay safe. If at any point you feel unsafe or the temperatures become unbearable, PLEASE GO INSIDE. Do not feel defeated. In some ways leaving the outdoors to get warm shelter may enhance your experience and provide perspective knowing you have this option. What does a street homeless person do?
Below are some tips to help you brave the elements.