Save the Date: November 8, 2014!
November 08, 2014: Sleep under the stars so kids can reach them. Registration will be made available soon.
Last year nearly 1,500 youth in Polk County had no place to call home. Many couldn’t go to school, keep warm, or get enough to eat. All needed help. Iowa Homeless Youth Centers has worked with many of these youth to get a toehold on a new life.
Reggie Kelsey, the namesake of the event, was a young man who didn’t get these opportunities. He aged out of the foster care system and three months later with no resources to turn to, was found dead in the Des Moines river. The funds raised from Reggie's Sleepout are used for programs which help these homeless youth transition to a life as a successful and productive member of their community. For the past seven years, our community has reached out to remember Reggie with a fundraising event, Reggie’s Sleepout. Last year nearly 1,000 people registered to sleepout under the stars to raise more than $168,000 for homeless youth.
And now, YOU can make a difference and be rewarded!
+ $25- Event tumbler
+ $50 - Event t-shirt
+ $100- Flashlight or football
+ $250- Reggie's VIP Bag
+ $500- Blanket
+1,000- Gift card to Rock Bottom Restaurant
And, there will be rewards for the top fundraising teams, including a night at Brenton Staking Plaza, an Iowa Cubs game or a pizza party!
Join us as we celebrate the spirit of community and help give homeless kids a future to dream about.