Event Information

The Night with the Homeless is an educational event to teach the community about the plight of the homeless by direct interaction. This event also presents attendees with opportunities to get involved in helping the homeless. Attendees will actually experience a taste of homelessness by spending the evening while in a safe environment, providing a whole new level of understanding and compassion for our fellow citizens who face this trial every day. The best we can do for those who are less fortunate is to speak out for them, to remind the rest of the world that they exist–that they are human beings who deserved better and that their pain is real.

The Night with the Homeless is an educational event; and as such, this event is for personal awareness and development. It can be a serious, sobering and very helpful experience. Some past participants have found that it was even a life-changing experience.

In addition to experiencing homelessness at the Night with the Homeless, you can help the homeless by getting sponsored for the event. All proceeds will help fund job training programs, upgrades to our shelter at 1411 Locust Street, and projects to bring awareness to homelessness. Our building needs major repairs and renovations to continue to provide a comfortable place for hundreds of homeless that call our shelter home every day. We will provide you with sponsorship forms and information about the event so that you can talk to your friends and family about sponsoring you. You can create a personalized Night with the Homeless Webpage to help you gather sponsors to make a difference. You can also help by collecting blankets, coats and care kits to hand out to the homeless.

WHO: Community members, students, families, groups…and you!

WHAT: An evening program to raise awareness of homelessness and funds to help the men, women, and children at NLEC.

WHY: The purpose of the Night with the Homeless is:

  • To familiarize and sensitize persons with the realities and hardships of homelessness
  • To see a different side of life
  • To gain firsthand knowledge of the growing crisis of homelessness. You will undoubtedly be struck by how many homeless people look just like you, tearing away at the myth of who constitute the homeless.
  • To become aware of community attitudes toward homeless people.
  • To become familiar with the social services network for homeless people, and how homeless people survive.

WHEN:  The Night with the Homeless will be held on October 28, 2016 – Activities will include a rally, tours of the shelter, live music, care kit station, Experience Stations, Winter Patrol, a telethon and a prayer service at midnight.  If you haven’t requested a Sponsorship Packet prior to the event, you can pick up one and bring it back to the main event. Registration starts at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: 1411 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Eventbrite - 2016 Night with the Homeless

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