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White Plains Students to Simulate Homeless Night

Last year's Sleepout at White Plains High School

Linda Woodward, a teacher at White Plains High School and school advisor Ricardo Vela write in:

The Midnight Run Club will be hosting the 3rd Annual Sleepout for the Homeless on Friday – Saturday, March 30 – 31, 2012.  The Sleepout is a fundraising event where students from the high school solicit donations from friends, family, teachers and businesses in exchange for a commitment to spend the night sleeping outside in cardboard boxes as a simulation of some of the hardships of homelessness.

The purpose of the event is two-fold:

1) to raise money for the Midnight Run Organization (a homeless relief and advocacy organization) and the Open Arms Shelter here in White Plains; and

2) to raise awareness of the mostly hidden issues of homelessness in our community and in America more generally.
To date, Midnight Run has raised over $2500 all of which has been donated.  This year, the event will also include the check presentation to Midnight Run and Grace Church Community Center which runs the Open Arms Shelter for the money we raised last year.

theLoop salutes them! We will post more photos after the Sleepout.

Last year's Sleepout at White Plains High School
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