The Sleep Out America night will officially start at 8pm local time on November 16 and continue through 7am local time November 17. These hours are meant to align with what a homeless youth may experience while on the street and without shelter. If you need to alter the timing (or Sleep Out on a different night) to fit your or your group’s schedule, use the outline below as a guide to your Sleep Out.
Tune into sleepoutamerica.org to watch the Sleep Out America Video
Head outside with your sleeping bag, cardboard box, smartphone, and other supplies to Sleep Out
Use your phone to join the nationwide conversation:
Take photos and post on social (#sleepoutamerica)
Join the online chat with other Sleep Out participants
View the closing video at sleepoutamerica.org.
Reflect on the experience before heading back inside. Consider what it felt like to wake up outside and share that with your group, in our online chat, or on social media (#sleepoutamerica) before you leave your Sleep Out location.
Find time to thank your donors. Share a story and photo of your Sleep Out, and let them know how much you appreciate their support