MAKE YOUR SLEEP COUNT
In June, Prince William celebrated his birthday by visiting a homeless shelter. “I was 11 when I first visited a homeless shelter with my mother, who in her own inimitable style was determined to shine a light on an overlooked, misunderstood problem.”
Homelessness continues to be a social and economic indicator of poverty. According to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, “Experiencing homelessness means not having stable, safe and adequate housing, nor the means and ability of obtaining it.” Homelessness is rooted in many factors, a symptom that holds all sectors of society at fault. While many in society remain blind to the suffering of the homeless, we must strive to bring this issue to the forefront of public awareness.
On December 3, 2022, be among the 5,000 sleepers who will join The Global Sleep Out which aims to raise funds to support members of the Spring Rain Global Ecosystem of Good and their projects for the homeless and the vulnerable in the Philippines and India.
The main program of The Global Sleep Out will be hosted by San Roque Parish in Subangdaku, Mandaue City, while simultaneous Sleep Out programs will happen on different locations such as in Payatas, Quezon City and in General Santos in Mindanao.
Here are two ways for you to join:
- Register to be a participant sleeper. Participants will sleep out or sleep rough, away from the comfort of their own beds, in solidarity with those who had been forced by life’s circumstances to be homeless.
- Donate to the nine participating philanthropic development offices. Your donations will be used to fund their programs for the homeless in the Philippines and India.