Covenant House Illinois ( CHIL ) will host its 2nd Annual Sleep Out on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at St. James Commons, 65 E. Huron St.
Members of the community, celebrities, business leaders and young professionals will come together to raise funds and awareness for Chicago's homeless, trafficked and at-risk youth by sleeping outside.
Now an international human-rights movement, Sleep Out spans 19 Covenant House sites across the United States and Canada. On this one night, thousands of participants ( aka "Sleepers" ) will give up the comfort and security of home and spend the night outside so that, one day, no youth will have to.
In addition, a candlelight vigil will take place at 6 p.m., and will feature youth and community advocates as attendees light a candle to raise visibility for homeless and at-risk youth.
With a goal of $200,000, this year's event aims to expand on the success of Chicago's inaugural event, which raised more than $160,000.
Visit CovenantHouseIL.org or call 312-759-7875.