Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

Friday, April 7, 2017
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I am participating in SleepOut because I want to end homelessness in Palm Beach County. Every day, the Lord’s Place makes a difference in the lives of homeless men, women and children. Our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness. We provide housing, food, education and support that lead our clients to lives of economic independence and self-sufficiency. The Lord’s Place is a leading agency in Palm Beach County dedicated to ending homelessness once and for all. Please join my team or make a donation to SleepOut and help me make homelessness a thing of the past!

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It’s that time of year again! The Lord’s Place is launching its TENTH annual SleepOut to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in our community and I will once again camp out under the stars in support of this great cause. 

Every day, The Lord’s Place makes a difference in the lives of homeless men, women and children.  Its mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by providing housing, food, education and support that leads clients to lives of economic independence and self-sufficiency.  Last year, The Lord’s Place provided supportive housing to 299 individuals, including 53 families.  By the end of the year 135 of those individuals had gained employment.  The Lord’s Place success is due to an unwavering commitment to its clients and an approach that balances compassion and personal responsibility. The Lord’s Place is a leading agency in Palm Beach County dedicated to ending homelessness once and for all.

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https://sleepout.givingspirit.dev/participate/individual 

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Please join [me] [my team] in a fight to end homelessness.

Did you know there are nearly 3,000 people experiencing homelessness in Palm Beach County?  

Help me make a difference in their lives by contributing to The Lord's Place signature event - the 10th Annual SleepOut.  This event is a community event that is considered a great equalizer - as donors, clients, volunteers and staff all intermingle as one joined force against homelessness.  The event is so much fun, and includes fun activities, food, music and a mission program that is sure to leave you fulfilled and inspired.

The Lord's Place is unique in that it not only provides housing, but it also provides wrap-around services to really break the cycle of homelessness in each individual who walks through their doors.  At the end of the year, 94% of their clients are no longer homeless.

Please consider joining my team, or making a donation.  We really appreciate your support!

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Thank you for your donation to SleepOut 2017!

The Lord's Place is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate, and effective services to men, women and children in our community.  This event, is the great equalizer - where the entire community can come together for one common cause.

Thank you for helping us commit to making a difference in more than 1,600 lives every year.  Your donations make changing lives possible.

Sincerely,

The Lord's Place staff and clients

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Please save the date for the 2018 SleepOut

Friday, April 20, 2018 at United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches.

Registration will open early in the new year. 

For more information about SleepOut, or to get involved, please email Info@TheLordsPlace.org.

 

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Thank you for your donation to SleepOut 2017!

The Lord's Place is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate, and effective services to men, women and children in our community.  This event, is the great equalizer - where the entire community can come together for one common cause.

Thank you for helping us commit to making a difference in more than 1,600 lives every year.  Your donations make changing lives possible.

Sincerely,

The Lord's Place staff and clients

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Date:
 
Friday, April 7, 2017
 
Time:




 
6 p.m. Small Silent Auction, Food, Music and Family Fun
8 p.m. Mission Program (personal stories, music and candlelight ceremony
9 p.m. Movie - The Wizard of Oz
11 p.m. Lights Out! SleepOut!
7 a.m. Breakfast and Morning Reflection
 
Location:
 
United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches 900 Brandywine Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
 
What:




 
Join us for our 10th annual event to help end homelessness! Great music, amazing food, small silent auction and inspiring stories abound as we raise awareness about the estimated 3,000 men, women and children in our area who are homeless. SleepOut teams and participants raise funds for the life-changing mission of The Lord’s Place and gather together to enjoy music, hear inspiring stories, and participate in memorable ceremonies. Sleep Out, or go home at the end to Sleep In!
 
Directions:

 
I-95 to Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.; West on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.; Right on Robins Drive North; Left on Brandywine Road; United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches on left
 
Who:

 
Everyone! Corporations, families, schools and organizations, all are welcome to join all or part of the festivities! There will be activities for children and adults! Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed.
 
Food:
 
Food will be available to purchase before and after the event, from The Lord’s Place own, Joshua Catering
 
Sleeping Out:

 
While sleeping out at SleepOut is not required, it is encouraged! You can choose to sleep indoors or outside, under cover or not. Many participants choose to bring tents, and there will be people on hand to help set up if needed.
 
Sleeping In:



 
Should you choose to not spend the night at SleepOut, you can go home and sleep “in” after the program, or you can choose another day to honor our local homeless. Pick any day you would like and sleep in your backyard, or someplace other than your bed. Resources are available to teach children and adults more about homelessness so SleepIn can become an educational opportunity as well as raise awareness.
 

Registration & Sponsorship:
 

Honorary Family Team

$25 per participant to register, but participants are encouraged to get others to support them through pledges to reach their fundraising goals; Sponsorship opportunities are available and provide great benefits. Visit www.SleepOutTLP.org to learn more or register!

 

Mark and Ashlyn Montgomery and Family

 

 

Here are answers to some of our frequently asked questions.

 

Do I have to SleepOut?

No!  You can make a donation, join a team, attend the program, participate in the silent auction and then SleepIn in the comfort of your own bed.  You can attend some, or all, or none of the events of that day, your level of participation is entirely up to you!

What is The Lord's Place Mission?

The Lord's Place is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate and effective services to men, women and children in our community.  Click here to learn more about it's mission and history.  To read about some life-changing stories, please click here.

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What is SleepIn?

Sleep In is for those neighbors and friends that can’t join us at the SleepOut site, but want to join in support and in the spirit of helping our most vulnerable neighbors.  SleepIn at your own home, spending the night focusing on the issue of  homelessness and raising funds to help The Lord’s Place.

  • To register for SleepIn click on the "Register Individual, Create or Join a team here!" button.  Fill out the information and when you get to the step that asks you how you will be participating, click "I will be sleeping in!"
  • Those Sleeping IN are asked to make a donation in the amount of one hotel night stay.  Motel level: $50; Hotel level: $100; Suite level: $500; and Penthouse level: $1000.
  • Those Sleeping IN are asked to post a photo or video on Instagram and Twitter of their SleepIn in their home or backyard with the hashtags #SleepOut2017 #TLPSleepOut #TLPSleepIn and are asked to challenge their friends, families, co-workers and neighbors to do the same.  This way, everyone can participate whether they SleepOut or SleepIn!

Information and activities to share with your family or group

Following are materials to help members of your family or group learn more about homelessness and how your participation in SleepIN is helping The Lord’s Place break the cycle of homelessness in our community.  The discussion points, activities and resources are divided into age appropriate sections to share with various age levels within your family or group.

Ages 7 and under

Discussion Points

  • It is important to care about those in our family
  • It is important to care about others in our community
  • Discuss the importance of families being together and showing that you care about each other
  • Others live in different circumstances than our family lives.
  • It is important to respect people who are like us as well as people who are different than us.
  • All people need to feel love and need a place to live and food to eat.

Activities

  • Build a “home” for the night such as a tent made out of blankets or house made out of cardboard boxes.
  • Discuss how it feels to sleep in a house that is different from your normal home
  • But how the most important thing is that you are together and that you care about each other.
  • Read together as a family one or more of the recommended books and discuss.
  • Sleep together as a family in your “different” home for the night.
  • Post photos of your SleepIn on social media #SleepOutWithUs, and make a donation at http://sleepout.thelordsplace.org and shout out to your friends to do their own SleepIn event.

Resources

Books

“The Berenstein Bears Help the Homeless” by Jan Berenstain 2012.  Ages 4-7 years. The spooky, old house on Spook Hill would make the perfect homeless shelter for Bear Country. The Good Deed Scouts and Old Tom better get busy with repairs!

“Shoebox Sam” by Mary Brigid Barrett  2011. Grades 1–4.  Delia and Jessie spend Saturdays with Shoebox Sam, who teaches them about making old shoes new again and helping those in need.

“The Lunch Thief” by Anne C. Bromley 2010. Grades 1-4. Rafael notices the new kid stealing lunches (including his), and uses his mom’s advice to use his voice & not his fists to resolve the problem.

“December” by Eve Bunting 1997. Grades 1–4. Simon and his mom live in the tiny cardboard house they’ve built for themselves. On Christmas Eve they don’t have much, but it’s more than the woman who comes knocking on their door has. Does their generosity bring them a miracle?

“Fly Away Home” by Eve Bunting 1991. Grades PreK–3. A young boy talks about his and his father’s lives living in an airport and has hope for himself when he sees a trapped bird find freedom.

“A Shelter in Our Care” by Monica Gunning 2004. Grades K–3. Since moving to America from Jamaica after her father died, Zettie and her mom live in their car while they both go to school and plan for a real home.

“Sélavi: That is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope” by Youme Landowne 2005. Grades 1–4. Haitian street children band together and work to create a life for themselves.

“The Lady in the Box” by Ann McGovern 1997. Grades K–4. When two siblings discover a homeless woman living in their neighborhood, they discover how easy it can be to make a difference in someone’s life.

“I Can Hear the Sun” by Patricia Polacco1999. Grades 2–5. A boy without a real home, Fondo feels lonely and unwanted. Then he meets Stephanie Michele, who takes care of the waterfowl at the pond and shares his sensitivity for nature. She teaches him how to help take care of the geese, especially one with special needs. When Fondo finds out he’s to be taken away, he looks to the geese for a miracle.

“The Can Man” by Laura E. Williams2010. Grades 2–5. Tim’s family doesn’t have a lot of money, but he really wants a skateboard for his birthday. When he sees Mr. Peters, “The Can Man,” who is homeless, collecting cans, Tim gets the idea to collect enough cans to pay for his skateboard, even though that means Mr. Peters gets less … it’s only until Tim’s birthday, after all. Tim really wants that skateboard, but a couple of encounters with Mr. Peters give him pause about what to do with the money he’s earned.

“A Home for Dakota” by Jan Grover and Nancy Lane 2008. Grades 1–3. Dog #241 lives in a dark crate on a puppy mill, until she is rescued and learns to trust humans again.  When the puppy (now named Dakota) meets a young girl who has been as traumatized as she, healing begins for both of them.

“Mutt Dog” by Stephen Michael King 2005. Grades PreK–2. Mutt Dog is brave and fast and gentle and loyal and smart, but he’s also hungry, and he doesn’t have a home. Then one day his luck changes, and he at last finds a family–and a cozy, loving place to belong.

“Two Bobbies:  A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival” by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery 2008. Grades K–3. A dog and a blind cat abandoned during Hurricane Katrina evacuations manage to find each other and stick together until they realize a happy ending.

“Go Home! The True Story of James the Cat” by Libby Phillips Meggs 2000. Grades K–3. Cat has been lost for a long time. His collar has grown too tight, and he’s always hungry and thirsty. One day he finds a house with a kind family, but they think because he has a collar, he has a home. It’s not until he’s badly injured that the family realizes just how much the cat needs them.

“The Stray Dog” by Marc Simont 2003. Grades PreK–3. A family picnicking in the park encounters a little stray dog. The children play with him and name him Willy. But the parents won’t let Willy come home with them. Willy stays in their hearts and heads, so the next week they go looking for him … but so does the dog catcher.

Ages 8-12

Discussion Points

  • It is important to care about those in our family
  • It is important to care about others in our community
  • Our family is fortunate to have a home where we can live in comfort
  • Not all families have a home to live in
  • All families need a place to call their own
  • Why is it important to have a place to call home?
  • How would you feel if you didn’t have a home?
  • By Sleeping IN tonight, your family is helping The Lord’s Place help other families who don’t have a home.
  • Children can do important things to help the homeless, including
    • showing respect to everyone;
    • plan and hold your own fundraiser like a lemonade stand or a garage sale and donate the money you make to The Lord’s Place to help the homeless.
    • Save up part of your allowance and donate it to The Lord’s Place to help homeless families.
    • Participate with your school or neighborhood or religious group in an activity that helps the children at The Lord’s Place Family Campus. Call 561-494-0125 to volunteer.

Activities:

  • Decide as a family where you will SleepIn – in your living room, in the backyard, in a tent, in a “homemade home” of blankets or boxes.
  • Read a portion of one or more of the recommended books together and discuss
  • Watch one or more of the movies together and discuss how it made you feel and how you think not having a home affects children and their parents. Does being homeless make it difficult to go to school and get your homework and projects completed? Do children who are homeless have access to the same technology and play and learning opportunities that you have? How might this affect their outlook on life and how they see their future.
  • Post photos of your SleepIn on social media #SleepOutWithUs, and make a donation at www.SleepOutTLP.org and shout out to your friends to do their own SleepIn event.
  • What can you do as a young person and as a family to help the homeless?
    • show respect to everyone;
    • take a tour of The Lord’s Place Family Campus to see how homeless families are helped to get back on their feet.
    • plan and hold your own fundraiser like a car wash, walkathon or a garage sale and donate the money you make to The Lord’s Place to help the homeless.
    • Participate with your school or neighborhood or religious group in an activity that helps the children at The Lord’s Place Family Campus.   

Resources: 

Movies

  •  Up
  •  The Little Red Wagon
  •  Pursuit of Happyness
  •  Blind Side

Books

A kids' guide to hunger and homelessness: how to take action by Cathryn Berger Kaye.

Almost Home by Joan Bauer. 2012. Sixth-grader Sugar and her mother lose their beloved house and experience the harsh world of homelessness.

Body of Water by Sarah Dooley. 2011. After their trailer home and all their belongings are burned, twelve-year-old Ember and her Wiccan family move to a lakeside campground where Ember's anguish over losing her dog, as well as her friendship with the boy she fears started the fire, stops her from making new friends and moving on.

The King of Dragons by Carol Fenner. 1998. Having lost access to the old railroad station where they had been staying, homeless Ian and his father move into an unused city courthouse and try to avoid being discovered by the authorities.

Monkey Island. By Paula Fox 1991. Forced to live on the streets of New York after his mother disappears from their hotel room, eleven-year-old Clay is befriended by two men who help him survive.

The Planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton. 1993. Already a leader in New York's underground world of homeless children, Buddy Clark takes on the responsibility of protecting the overweight, emotionally disturbed friend with whom he has been playing hooky from eighth grade all semester.

Slake's Limbo by Felice Holman. 1974. Thirteen year-old Aremis Slake, hounded by his fears and misfortunes, flees them into New York City's subway tunnels, never again -- he believes -- to emerge.

Paintings from the Cave: Three Novellas by Gary Paulsen. 2011. In these three novellas, Gary Paulsen explores how children can survive the most difficult circumstances through art and the love of dogs.

Tinfoil Sky by Cyndi Sand-Eveland. 2012. When Mel and her mother leave the home of an abusive man, Mel allows herself to dream of a secure place to live, but that dream soon falls apart when the grandmother that they looked to for shelter is not as expected.

 

Ages 13-18

Discussion Points

  • It is important to respect people who are like us as well as people who are different than us.
  • All people deserve a place to live and food to eat.
  • There are many reasons that people become homeless but all deserve the opportunity to live in a place that is safe and comfortable.

Activities

  • Before participating in SleepIn, select one or more of the suggested books and have a discussion of the book during your SleepIn.
  • Watch one or more of the suggested movies and discuss how you feel about the character in the movie who is homeless and those who help him or her.
  • SleepIn with your family and/or friends in a location in your home different than where you normally sleep, or sleep outside in sleeping bags or in a tent.
  • Post photos of your SleepIn on social media #SleepOutWithUs, and make a donation at www.SleepOutTLP.org and shout out to your friends to do their own SleepIn event.
  • Young people can contribute to breaking the cycle of homelessness by:
    • Showing respect for all of their fellow students and community members
    • Share your feelings about helping the homeless with your peers.
    • Tour The Lord’s Place Family Campus
    • Volunteer at an activity at The Lord’s Place Family Campus.
    • Mentor a younger child at The Lord’s Place Family Campus.
    • Organize informational events about homelessness at your school.
    • Organize a fundraiser at your school or in your neighborhood to raise funds for the families at The Lord’s Place Campus.

Movies

  • Up
  • The Little Red wagon
  • Pursuit of Happyness
  • Blind Side

Books

Tyrell by Coe Booth. 2006. Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.

My Lost and Found Life by Melodie Bowsher. 2006. When her mother is accused of embezzling a million dollars and vanishes, spoiled, selfish Ashley must fend for herself by finding a job and a place to live. 

Being with Henry by Martha Brooks. 2000. A teenage outcast, a grieving old man, and an untold story come together in unexpected ways in this moving novel about losing family -- and finding it. 

Shelter by Beth Cooley. 2006. Following her father's death and the discovery of his debts, high school sophomore Lucy moves with her mother and brother from their upper-middle-class neighborhood into a homeless shelter where she tries to come to terms with her new life. 

Ten Mile River by Paul Griffin. 2008. Having escaped from juvenile detention centers and foster care, two teenaged boys live on their own in an abandoned shack in a New York City park, making their way by stealing, occasionally working, and trying to keep from being arrested.

Theories of Relativity by Barbara Haworth-Attard. 2005. Dylan is living on the streets because he’s been cut loose by his unstable mother, and lost most contact with his two younger brothers. He has nothing but his backpack stuffed with a few precious belongings and his theories. Like how every fourth person throws him spare change; how no one does anything for anyone without a price; and how he just might be able to find a place in this complicated world.

Pieces of me by Darlene Ryan 2012. Maddie is living on the streets, trying to protect herself and make enough money to get a place to stay and find a way to go back to school. When she meets Q, she is wary but welcomes his friendship. And then she meets Dylan, a six-year-old boy, living on the streets with his family. When Dylan's father asks Maddie to watch the boy for a while, she is happy to help. But Dylan's parents don't come back; and Maddie and Q are left looking after him. Trying to make a life together and care for her makeshift family, Maddie finds that maybe she has to ask for help.

Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen. 2006. After running away from her fifth foster home, Holly, a twelve-year-old orphan, travels across the country, keeping a journal of her experiences and struggle to survive.

Sketches by Eric Walters. 2008. After running away from home, fifteen-year-old Dana finds friends on the Toronto streets, and, eventually, a way to come to terms with what has happened to her.

Non-Fiction

Hear These Voices: Youth at the Edge of the Millennium by Anthony Allison. 1999. Presents case studies of teenagers living with homelessness, prostitution, alcoholism, and neighborhood violence and interviews with staff members from organizations committed to helping teenagers in crisis.

No Place to Be: Voices of Homeless Children by Judith Berck. 1992. The stories and poems of actual homeless children depict the reality of homelessness in America, illustrating what it means to be deprived of the things most people take for granted.

Lives Turned Upside Down: Homeless Children in Their Own Words and Photographs by Jim Hubbard. 1996. Two girls and two boys, ages nine to twelve, talk about their own personal experiences with homelessness and life in shelters.

Anyplace But Here: Young, Alone, and Homeless: What to Do by Ellen Switzer. 1992. Examines the problems that lead young people to live on the streets and what life is like for them there. Also provides information on how they can get help.

 

Adults

Discussion points:

  • Today there are more than 30 former program participants employed by The Lord’s Place, leading productive lives.
  • The Lord’s Place is looking for more employers who will partner with our agency to employ our formerly homeless men and women.
  • Mental Health is an issue that sometimes leads to homeless.
  • 85% of those who completed The Lord’s Place mental health program were stable and taking their medications at time of transfer to the local community mental health system.
  • 97% were connected with a medical home at time of discharge.
  • 95% had health insurance.
  • 90% were stably housed.
  • 55% were employed or receiving Social Security Disability benefits.
  • Society benefits when the homeless change their lives through the programs and services of The Lord’s Place:
  • 81% of The Lord's Place alumni have remained free of emergency room visits.
  • 86% have remained free of criminal convictions.
  • 86% have remained free of psychiatric hospitalizations.
  • Today there are 1,423 participants in the various programs of The Lord’s Place,
  • The Lord’s Place continues to work with alumni of its programs to help ensure their continuing health and well-being. Today there are 475 participants in our Alumni Program.

Activities

  • Select a book on homelessness to read before SleepIn. Have each member of your family/group participating in your SleepIn read the book.
  • Decide when and how you are going to SleepIn: on sleeping bags in your home, outside in a tent or sleeping bags, etc.
  • Post photos of your SleepIn on social media #SleepOutWithUs, and make a donation at www.SleepOutTLP.org and shout out to your friends to do their own SleepIn event.
  • The night of your SleepIn, set time aside away from cellphones, to focus on the issue of homelessness and your role in addressing the problem.
  • Discuss the book on homelessness you decided to read; and/or watch and discuss a recommended movie related to homelessness.
  • Review the discussion points provided and discuss how you feel about the provided facts and figures.
  • Select one or more programs and services of The Lord’s Place and contemplate what you want to do to support a particular program or service.
  • Schedule a tour of one or more of The Lord’s Place programs or campuses including The Men’s Campus, The Family Campus, Burckle Place program for single women, The Thrift Shop, our Job Training and Placement Program, Café Joshua, Café Joshua Catering.
  • Contribute financially or volunteer to support the programs and services of The Lord’s Place to help break the cycle of homelessness in Palm Beach County.
  • Become a monthly donor.  Click here to learn more.

Movies

  • Up
  • The Little Red wagon
  • Pursuit of Happyness
  • Blind Side
  • The Soloist

Books

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Hold Fast by Blue Balliett

Almost Homeless by Joan Bauer

Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick

How to Steal a Dog

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

Same Kind of Different as Me

The Family Under the Bridge

Homeless at Harvard by John Christopher Frame

Tell Them Who I Am:  The Lives of Homeless Women by Elliot Liebow

On behalf of the homeless families and men and women we serve, thank you for supporting The Lord’s Place through your participation in SleepIn.

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Thank you to our
2017 SleepOut Sponsors:

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Deep Sleepers

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Light Sleepers

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Bramah

Restless Sleepers

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Insomniacs

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So you have registered?  Now what?

1. Send an Email!  Write an email, from your own inbox, to family and friends inviting them to join your team and donate to your page.  At the bottom of this page, there is a sample letter to use.  Be sure to insert the URL from your fundraising page by copying and pasting.

2. Sell Sheep! These cute little sheep are not a "baaaaaa"d way to raise money!  They can be sold for any dollar amount the donor chooses - and then they can be displayed with the donors name for everyone to see!  These work great in restaurants, schools, corporations or any place that has people who are motivated to end homelessness!

3. Feed the Piggies!  You can foster a piggy bank from The Lord’s Place, and return when it is full.  Your donation will go toward your team.  Piggy banks are great at local stores, restaurants, schools and even at your own house.  Piggy banks are also a great way to teach children about giving back.  Foster one today!

4. Put the FUN in FUNdraising!  Consider a lemonade stand, a garage sale, a bake sale or a car wash… there are lots of FUN ways to raise money for The Lord’s Place.  Be sure you let us know what you are doing to raise money – we want to let the world know about your FUN endeavor!

5. Spread the Word!  The Lord’s Place has rack cards, buttons, bumper stickers and more!  Please let us know what you need to spread the word about this great event!

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Subject: It’s time for SleepOut – please help me end homelessness

Dear Name,

It’s that time of year again! The Lord’s Place is launching its TENTH annual SleepOut to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in our community and I will once again camp out under the stars in support of this great cause. 

Every day, The Lord’s Place makes a difference in the lives of homeless men, women and children.  Its mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by providing housing, food, education and support that leads clients to lives of economic independence and self-sufficiency.  Last year, The Lord’s Place provided supportive housing to 337 individuals, including 51 families.  By the end of the year 94% of our clients were no longer homeless.  The Lord’s Place success is due to an unwavering commitment to its clients and an approach that balances compassion and personal responsibility. The Lord’s Place is a leading agency in Palm Beach County dedicated to ending homelessness once and for all.

You can help in one of two ways:

1)     You can donate to Add Your Team Name Here by following the link at the bottom of this email.

Simply fill out the donation form and you’re done!

2)     You can join Add Your Team Name Here by registering to participate in SleepOut and selecting Add Your Team Name Here from the dropdown: 

www.SleepOutTLP.org

Join me as I pitch a tent and participate in SleepOut on April 7th, and help me leverage your circle of influence by joining the team and helping raise money for this great cause. All of the information regarding the actual event can be found at: https://www.SleepOutTLP.org/

Donate using my participant page: ADD YOUR PERSONAL URL HERE

Sincerely,

Name

 

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This is the receipt for the [EVENT_NAME].

An email containing your tickets has also been sent at the email address on file. You can print this page for your records.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION!

You will be receiving an email confirmation of your donation shortly.

We hope to see you on April 7th!

 

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Thank you for registering for The Lord's Place 10th Annual SleepOut on Friday, April 7, 2017.

We look forward to you joining us for our very impactful program.  While sleeping out at SleepOut is not required, it is encouraged! You can choose to sleep indoors or outside, under cover or not. Many participants choose to bring tents, and there will be people on hand to help set up if needed.

Here is the timeline of events:
6 p.m. Small Silent Auction, Food, Music and Family Fun
8 p.m. Mission Program (personal stories, music and candlelight ceremony
9 p.m. Movie (to be determined)
11 p.m. Lights Out! SleepOut!
6 a.m. Breakfast and Morning Reflection

Location:  United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches 900 Brandywine Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Directions: I-95 to Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.; West on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.; Right on Robins Drive North; Left on Brandywine Road; United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches on left

We can't wait to see you!

- The Lord's Place Staff and Clients


 

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Thank you for registering your Team for The Lord's Place 10th Annual SleepOut on Friday, April 7, 2017.

We look forward to you joining us for our very impactful program.  While sleeping out at SleepOut is not required, it is encouraged! You can choose to sleep indoors or outside, under cover or not. Many participants choose to bring tents, and there will be people on hand to help set up if needed.

Here is the timeline of events:
6 p.m. Small Silent Auction, Food, Music and Family Fun
8 p.m. Mission Program (personal stories, music and candlelight ceremony
9 p.m. Movie (to be determined)
11 p.m. Lights Out! SleepOut!
6 a.m. Breakfast and Morning Reflection

Location:  United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches 900 Brandywine Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Directions: I-95 to Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.; West on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.; Right on Robins Drive North; Left on Brandywine Road; United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches on left

We can't wait to see you!

- The Lord's Place Staff and Clients


 

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Goal $300,000
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Please save the date for the 2018 SleepOut

Friday, April 20, 2018 at United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches.

Registration will open early in the new year. 

For more information about SleepOut, or to get involved, please email Info@TheLordsPlace.org.

 

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