The Sleep Out
We are thrilled to announce IOCP has surpassed its $2 million goal for the 2014 Sleep Out campaign! The Sleep Out’s success will allow IOCP to help 1,875 local families with housing, employment, child care, food and transportation needs in the coming year.
This year, participants exercised special creativity in raising awareness and funds. Some groups braved the cold and spent a night outside in a cardboard box or their cars, and others turned up the heat with a 24-hour bonfire, got moving with a walkathon or showcased their culinary talents with a soup cook-off.
Whatever the method, community members pulled out all the stops to ensure that local families will be able to pay the month’s heating bill, have groceries for their children, make a crucial car repair or gain the skills to earn a living wage.
From IOCP and on behalf of the families we serve, thank you to the community for its tireless perseverance and undeniable heart for good.