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.