Columbia Veterans wrote -
To address the alarming rate of 49,933 veterans facing homelessness, the Student Veteran Society of Columbia College Chicago will be hosting its 2nd annual public sleep-out. The sleep-out, in the frigid Chicago outdoors, will take place from noon on Friday, December 18th, 2015 and will last for 24 hours. The vets will be camped out at the Sculpture Garden on the northeast corner of 11th and Wabash. All proceeds raised will be donated to Volunteers of America.
Your donation will go toward the organizations to sustain their program in the areas of food, shelter, job placement, homeless veteran outreach, clothing, training and other services provided by these non- profits. For live updates the day of the event, please check out the Facebook Event Page the day of the event.- here
Other Ways To Get Involved- If you don't have money to donate you can do any of the following: Please come and visit us! We'll be up to all manner of activities all day and night in an attempt to stay warm and keep things entertaining. We're having people stand watch all night so there will always be someone to talk with or ask questions. Spread The Word - #vetsleepout We'll be on our phones all day tweeting, instagraming, facebooking and generally social media sharing. The more people you tell online the more we can spread the word about this event beyond Chicago and across the nation. Use the hashtag #vetsleepout and help us spread awareness and action on this issue.
Social Media of the SVS
Gear List For Those Sleeping Out:
Gear List for the Sleepout: Sleeping Bag for 32 Degrees and Below 2-4 Pairs of Spare Socks 3 layers of warm clothing i.e Coat, Hoodie, Sweatshirt, Gloves Boots Hat, Beanie, Ski Mask Water (it's just as easy to become dehydrated in colder weather as it is hot weather) Phone for Internet and Social Media Advertising Cardboard Sign and Markers Positive Mental Attitude
The Student Veterans Society (SVS) is a student organization at Columbia College Chicago whose purpose is to connect, provide support, and develop opportunities for military veteran students. Being created by veterans for veterans, this organization will support one of the smallest minority groups in colleges today through unique programming specifically tailored for military veterans. The 24-hour-sleep out is the first event of its kind held by the SVS. This event is not politically motivated.