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Covenant House strives to be a voice for homeless kids – because they simply can't speak up for themselves. By raising public awareness through the media, we hope to influence community action and government policy on the problem of youth homelessness around the world.


Sleep Out: Executive Edition Raises over $3.1 Million For Homeless Youth

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

The first-ever Covenant House Sleepout in the U.S. and Canada on November 15 raised over $3.1 million to serve our homeless youth.

“Over 400 leaders slept on concrete outside Covenant House shelters across America, in Canada, and Latin America,” said Kevin Ryan, President of Covenant House.  “Together we became a unified voice for the thousands of homeless kids and trafficking kids with no voice of their own, kids being abused and beaten and forgotten.  With the money and awareness raised, this Sleep Out will save lives.”

Among those who slept outside include: Geraldine Laybourne, co-founder with Oprah of Oxygen Media and chair of Alloy Entertainment;  Paul Hanneman, co-president of 20th Century Fox International; Brian Cashman, General Manager of the New York Yankees; Brian Burke, General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs; Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Zelnickmedia; and Mark Hennessy, General Manager of IBM.

The sleepout was covered by major television, radio, and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada, raising awareness to the struggles and courage of our kids.

Media Links: 

Sleep Out: Executive Edition Media Coverage

Today Show:  November 14, 9:12 am

Good Day NY:  November 15, 7:30 am