“We sleep out so kids don’t have to!”

 

	If you walked past the Wheeling Jesuit  University’s soccer field last Friday, you probably noticed it was filled with teams of people sleeping in boxes. The event was held during Hunger and Homeless week and what you witnessed was the second annual Wheeling SleepOut. The  teams had the option to participate in the ‘Box Contest’ for the most creative box design, or they could make a donation and participate in the festivities. Many of the teams even stayed outside all night to get a brief, one-night snapshot of what it would be like to be homeless. Members of the community and students alike participated and volunteered in the event with the goal to raise awareness to the homeless people of the Ohio Valley area and across the whole US.  Kudos to Youth Services System for planning such a great event and raising over $32,000 for a great cause!

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