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‘Big Sleep Out’ Set For Dec. 7 At Northwest Compass

Northwest Compass invites the public to participate in “The World’s Big Sleep Out,” a global campaign showing support for the homeless. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Northwest Compass, 1300 Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect. Bring sleeping gear or share a tent.

Participants will sleep outside for one night, in backyards and iconic locations across the globe, joining an expected 50,000 people hoping to create the world’s largest display of solidarity and support of those experiencing homelessness and displacement. The event is run in partnership with the Institute for Global Homelessness, UNICEF USA, Malala Fund and Social Bite.

Northwest Compass is also collecting donations for its Just Giving page to help raise funds needed to assist 1,000,000 homeless and displaced people on its doorstep and throughout the world. By taking part, you can help organizations find a solution to end homelessness.

“On Nov. 20, 2015, our team participated in the first Sleep Out Night in Chicago!,” said Sonia Ivanov, executive director of Northwest Compass. “We are so proud of it. This year, Northwest Compass will host our own event and we are looking forward to getting our community involved.” For information, contact sivanov@northwestcompass.org.

Sign up and invite others to join in at bit.ly/336oz2E. All donations go to charities tackling homelessness.

 

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