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The Sleep Out prevents homelessness and reminds every member of our community, “You Belong.”

This November, we want to plant yard signs all over town to signal the Sleep Out has begun and to share a powerful message of belonging with everyone in our community.

“You Belong” means:

  • We believe that our neighbors who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness belong in our community.
  • We know our community has the heart, will and collective power to keep our neighbors where they belong – in our community. How do we know this? The Sleep Out has prevented homelessness 33,272 times, and together, we’ve created 253 units of affordable housing in our community.
  • We all belong as participants in the Sleep Out, which powers our community’s ability to respond to our neighbors’ urgent needs and create opportunities for all to thrive.

Let’s spread the message, “You Belong”

HOW to HELP

  • Plant a yard sign — Pick up “You Belong” yard signs for your family, friends and neighbors at Interfaith Outreach. After you plant your yard sign, take a photo of it and post. Make it a selfie, or include your family, dog, or whatever you want – get creative! Check out our sample social posts for inspiration. Please also email your photo to Oona at ogaarder-juntti@iocp.org so we can share! Make sure to tag Interfaith Outreach and use #InterfaithYouBelong
  • Donate to the Sleep OutMake a gift today! Every dollar contributes to our community’s ability to help nearly 2,000 families stabilize and strengthen. Learn how your Sleep Out dollars make a difference.
  • Spread the word — Update your Facebook profile picture with your “You Belong” photo and share why YOU support the Sleep Out. View sample social media posts and instructions on creating a Facebook fundraiser — it’s easy!

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