Rory O'Malley, Caissie Levy and More Set for 2014 Covenant House SLEEP OUT: BROADWAY EDITION, 8/17
The Covenant House has announced the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition on Sunday, August 17, 2014, where members of the Broadway community will spend the night sleeping on the streets outside the Covenant House to raise much needed funds for homeless youth. The Executive Committee Members of Covenant House's Sleep Out: Broadway Edition is made up of Stephanie J. Block, Jeff Calhoun, Capathia Jenkins, Denis O'Hare, Tom Schumacher and Keala Settle.
Covenant House's Sleep Out: Broadway Edition is open to any member of the theatrical community who has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway or a National Tour, in any capacity. To reserve your sleeping bag, contact Colgan McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.261.3988.
"These are stars who have selflessly decided they want to walk in our kids' shoes, and experience, if only for one night, some of what our kids go through," said Covenant House President Kevin Ryan.. "Their actions are an incredible show of support for the thousands of young people struggling to survive every night on our streets."
Sebastian Arcelus, Adriane Lenox, Caissie Levy, Rory O'Malley, Darius de Haas, Rita Harvey, Cameron Adams, Rachel Brosnahan, Rosalind Brown, Dana Marie Ingraham, Tamika Lawrence, Jason Ralph, Gayle Rankin, Dennis Stowe, Tad Wilson, Kevin Carolan, Brian Carson, Anastacia McCleskey, Melissa Mitchell, Karla Mosley, Brooke Rowzee, Rachel Stern and Rachel Sussman will be among the members of the Broadway community participating in the Second Annual Covenant House Sleep Out: Broadway Edition on Sunday, August 17, 2014.
Sleep Out: Broadway Edition is a one-night fundraising event, beginning with an evening of dialogue between formerly homeless teenagers and participating Sleepers. Kids share their stories and answer questions about their lives. After a light supper, tours of the shelter, and continued conversation, sleepers will receive cardboard boxes, sleeping bags, and a safe piece of pavement in a secure, enclosed and protected space for the night.
More about Covenant House: Founded in 1972, Covenant House is the largest privately funded agency in the Americas helping homeless kids, providing 24/7 crisis care and ongoing support at 21 facilities. For more information, visit www.covenanthouse.org. 6,900 homeless kids will step toward a new life with Covenant House New York this year. Some were born here. Some were brought to the city against their will. Some came seeking the bright lights and brilliant sounds of the Great White Way. All of them need love, care, and another chance at life.
Covenant House provides food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and essential services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway kids in 21 cities throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America. We strive to move each young person forward to an independent adulthood, free from the risk of future homelessness.
For basic facts about Covenant House's Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, watch the video below!
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