It's getting cold out. We groan and turn up our heat. But what if getting warm wasn't as easy as adjusting your thermostat?
So many youth are housing insecure -- living day to day without a safe bed to sleep in each night. Some are homeless, some are couch surfing from house to house, and some sleep in their cars.
Homelessness is a huge, complex, and systemic issue. One person can't fix it all. But we have to start somewhere. But each of us can do something. So let's start with one. I'm trying to raise $500 to provide housing for one housing insecure youth. For one person, we can make a difference. Please consider joining me in donating, giving up your bed, or raising awareness.
Tonight, on Giving Tuesday (December 1st) I'll be sleeping in my car. It will be 28 degrees and there's a few inches of snow on the roof of my Jeep. This virtual sleepout cannot compare to the grim realities that youth experiencing homelessness face every day. This is not a simulation— it is a call to action. This is about basic human rights, accountability, and service. I want to send a message to these young people — who have so often been ignored — that I care and am committed to equity and justice.