More than 30 people take part in annual ‘Sleep Out’ in solidarity with homeless youth
More than 30 people will be sleeping out on the street in below-zero temperatures to raise awareness about homeless youth.
The second annual Sleep Out will take place outside Covenant House on Pender Street in downtown Vancouver.
The organization helps youth that have nowhere to go.
Prominent Vancouver public figures are taking part this year, including Save on Meats CEO Mark Brand, TV personality Jill Harris, and Whitecaps President Bob Lenarduzzi. This year’s attendance is up from 19 last year.
Participants will have a piece of cardboard and a sleeping bag to last through the night.
Thirteen cities across North America are taking part in the Sleep Out.
To follow the Sleep Out, use hashtag #CHSleepOut