Join the Challenge and Give Up Your Bed For One Night - July 24th!
Eight-year-old Abby never expected she’d be doing her homework in a motel room every night. But when her dad lost his job, her family had to give up their home. They moved into a motel, and Abby went from having her own bedroom to sharing one room with her entire family. It was hard for her to focus on school or imagine a happy future.
Abby’s not alone. One in 16 children in the U.S. experiences homelessness by the first grade. More than 3 million children will experience homelessness in the US just this year.
They and their families can be found sleeping in motel rooms, with friends, or even in their cars. And kids who face homelessness suffer in other ways, as well. They’re more likely to drop out of school, repeat a grade, suffer from depression, and attempt suicide.
You can show your support for children and families battling homelessness and raise awareness of this crisis by joining Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley's Night Without A Bed sleepout on July 24.
Put up a tent in your backyard. Make a fort in your living room. Wrap up in blankets on the sofa or in a sleeping bag on the floor. Give up your comfortable bed for one night and share the experience with friends and family. Post photos of your Night Without A Bed on social media using #NightWithoutABed, tag Family Promise SGV, and ask sponsors to support your efforts to help families battling homelessness.
For more than 10 years, Family Promise SGV has been helping families in need find stable housing and develop the skills and tools to succeed independently – families just like Abby’s.
Family Promise of SGV, through the support of local congregations and the community, along with professional and intensive case management empower families like Abby’s to find employment and move into safe housing so that children like Abby have their own bed to sleep in every night.
JOIN FAMILY PROMISE of SAN GABRIEL VALLEY AND SPEND A NIGHT WITHOUT A BED SO OTHER CHILDREN DON’T HAVE TO.
Saturday, July 24 | Register on Facebook Here and Invite Others to Join the Challenge