Homeless for a Night

Kamal Sidhu, Co-Editor-In-Chief

Homeless for a Night is an opportunity for students to experience the reality of being homeless while providing food and blankets to benefit the needy in their community.

  • Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
  • Time: 10:30 pm Friday through 7:00 am on Saturday
  • Place: KISD Stadium
  • Sponsored by: KISD High School Student Councils

In order to participate in Homeless for a Night, an online registration needs to be completed.

The following items will be required:

1. Donation Form: You must have at least 4 sponsors willing to donate at least $1 per hour you are homeless or bring five new or gently used blankets to donate instead.  All participants are required to give the minimum donation.

MINIMUM DONATION = $30 OR 5 BLANKETS OR 2 SLEEPING BAGS OR 3 HOMELESS NECESSITY BAGS 

2. Signed Permission/Media Waiver and Acknowledgement of the rules.

3. You must turn in your car keys, cell phones, and any other electronic device.  They will be sealed in plastic bags and returned at departure.

4. You may bring one cardboard shelter, which you may use with your blanket(s) to stay warm.  Upon departure you will be expected to take your boxes to the recycle bin.

Agenda:

10:30 p.m.           Registration

12:00 p.m.           Begin Program

1:00 a.m.             Soup Kitchen/hot drinks and water available

5:30 a.m.             Wake-up/Clean-up

7:00 a.m.             Dismissal

 

Facts from Keller High School Student Council Page:

In the U.S., more than 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year.

Families with children, which is the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.

  • 25% are U.S. military veterans.
  • 39% are children under the age of 18 years.
  • 20% have experienced domestic violence.
  • 26% suffer from mental illness.
  • 13% are physically disabled.
  • 20% are employed.
  • 9% are in rural areas.
  • In urban communities, people experience homelessness for an average of eight months.

For questions, contact Ms. Katie Keyes at [email protected], or at 817-744-1620.