Everyone’s night will look a little different. Use this sample schedule as a starting point, and take time to adapt it to meet your needs. You can find additional activity ideas here and our video library here.
Begin your night by watching this Kick-Off video, which covers what your night could look like and features stories from people overcoming homelessness at New Life Evangelistic Center. If you want to learn more about what actually happens at New Life Evangelistic Center, add this video to your queue. Before you head outside, complete the “Give Up […]
Night with the Homeless is not about pretending to be homeless. It’s a demonstration to homeless people that they are not alone. Your bed is not an option tonight. Tonight you’ll sleep on your floor, on the couch, in your backyard or in your school or church parking log (with permission). Resist the temptation you […]
By now, you probably have a sense of the challenges our the homeless must overcome. But their challenges do not define them. This video shares stories of resilience from the homeless and front-line workers at New Life Evangelistic Center. If you’re sleeping out with others, take time to debrief this video and get in the […]
Gather your supplies and start to set up your Night with the Homeless spot. Your checklist includes suggestions on how to prepare. Snap a photo and post on social media to let your friends and family know that your Night with the Homeless is starting (find sample messages here and social media content here). Don’t forget to […]
The moment you’ve been waiting for. Settle into your sleeping bag or wherever you are set up for the night. If you can’t fall asleep quite yet, read one of the youth stories or news articles from our reading room, find more self-guided activities, or explore the video library.
Watch this short video message from staff and guests at New Life Evangelistic Center when you wake up. Before you start your day, take some time to reflect on your Night with the Homeless experience. How did you sleep? Was it different than you expected? Were you tempted to get back into bed? What were […]
Find time to thank your donors. Share a story and photo of your Night with the Homeless, and let them know how much you appreciate their support. Find sample messages here.