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The 2017 Sleep Out toolkit is not yet available, but view the 2016 Sleep Out toolkit to get a taste of what the Sleep Out’s all about. Gather your scout troop, school, faith community, family, friends and business associates in preparation for next year! Ignite the fire of hope for struggling families and kids by participating in one or many Sleep Out activities.

This toolkit includes details about how to organize your own Sleep Out activity, tips to set up an online fundraising page on, an inspirational story of a family supported by the Sleep Out, promotional materials and more.

Make sure to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to be kept up-to-date on next year’s exciting Sleep Out activities and opportunities!

Questions about Sleep Out? Contact Jill Kohler at or 763-489-7512.

The Sleep Out was started by “Shoebob” Fisher in the cold winter months of 1996. Today thousands of people contribute through the Sleep Out to help low-income families and children of the eight west suburban communities Interfaith Outreach serves. Grateful families who have moved from survive to thrive tell us they could not have done so without the holistic support of affordable housing, education, employment services, child care, transportation, food and clothing that Sleep Out donations make possible.

*The Sleep Out is a grassroots effort for the community by the community

*The Sleep Out is an effective rally for addressing suburban poverty

*Through the 21 years of the Sleep Out, the community has helped prevent homelessness 26,680 times

2016 SLEEP OUT Press Kit

2016 Sleep Out Press Release

Sleep Out History and Key Messages

Sleep Out 2016 Oct.-Dec. Newsletter

One Family’s Journey


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Please direct all media inquiries to Deb Lande at 763-489-7509.