6:00 PM on Friday, June 10 to
8:00 AM on Saturday, June 11
10233 – 96 Avenue NW
Our goal this year is to raise $100,000. Participants are required to raise a minimum of $100 in donations. Your fundraising support will help YESS bring light and hope to those who are lost and in search for a new beginning.
When you register, you will get a customizable personal webpage from which you can email friends and family with your own message, allowing them to donate to your Homeless for a Night campaign. We’ll also give you tips and resources to make sure you reach and exceed your fundraising goal.
Participant Registration Fee: $20**
Registration Deadline: June 09, 2016
Minimum Fundraising Amount: $100
Fundraising Deadline: June 10, 2016
**non-transferable & non-refundable
Youth choose to be homeless.
Homelessness is not a choice.
Homeless youth are lazy and don’t want to work.
More than 80% of homeless youth want to work but face barriers to getting a job such as having no fixed address, no phone, lack of experience, or criminal records.
Street-involved youth are primarily from low-income households.
50% of homeless youth come from suburban middle-class situations – from neighborhoods just like yours. It can happen to anyone.
The main reason youth leave home is because they don’t want to follow rules.
Two of the main reasons youth leave home is to escape abuse and neglect. Others have been kicked out of their home because of family conflict, religion, sexual orientation, or lifestyle choices.
Homeless youth are bad kids.
Most homeless youth have faced trauma, neglect, abuse, and other difficult realities. They aren’t bad kids. While some may resort to prostitution, theft and other forms of crime to support themselves, many have never been involved with drugs, alcohol, or the law.