Fifty-eight Houston business & civic leaders helped raise awareness and close to $500,000 in funds for Covenant House Texas (CHT) youth by sleeping out on the cold hard ground of the CHT campus on the night of November 17th!
This was the 5nd Annual Executive Sleep out for Homeless Youth. Nationwide, on the night of November 17, 2015, over 1,200 leaders in business, government, media and sports slept out on the streets of 18 cities across North America in solidarity with homeless kids. They collectively raised over 6 and a half million to support Covenant House’s life-saving programs that help young people off the street throughout the US, Canada and Latin America.
Carol Vance, former Harris County District Attorney, was the honorary chair for the Sleep Out. Two of our youth shared their stories at the Candlelight Vigil before the Sleep Out: current resident Antonio and former Resident, Elda (we don’t use their last names.) People can still donate to our Sleepers and our youth. For more info about Covenant House Texas and to donate go to CovenantHouseTX.org
Ronda, “We really appreciate these busy execs taking the time to give back to the community and help Covenant House Texas continue our programs that help these young people to become self-sufficient and independent adults. We would like to encourage others to volunteer and become a part of the Covenant House Texas family.”
Established in l983, Covenant House Texas is a non-profit human services agency that offers crisis shelter, crisis intervention, outreach and prevention, medical care, transitional housing, educational/vocational training and community-based services to runaway and homeless youth under the age of 21. CHT is part of an international network founded in New York City in 1968. Visit CHT’s website at www.covenanthousetx.org.