Reggie's Sleepout 2016
Sleep under the stars so kids can reach them
Saturday, October 22nd 2016
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 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 nine years, our community has reached out to remember Reggie with a fundraising event, Reggie’s Sleepout, and has donated more than $1.4 million for Iowa Homeless Youth Centers.
And now, YOU can make a difference and be rewarded!
+$50 – Event t-shirt
+$100 – Event sweatshirt
+$250 Reggie’s Sleepout blanket
+$500 – Bluetooth speakers
+$1,000 – Stay tuned for an announcement of an awesome new prize!
The top two fundraising teams will also receive prizes.
Join us as we celebrate the spirit of community and help give homeless kids a future to dream about.