STAGE TUBE: Broadway Sings Out at Covenant House's SLEEP OUT
The Covenant House just held the Second Annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition last night, August 17, 2014, where members of the Broadway community spent the night sleeping on the streets outside the Covenant House to raise much needed funds for homeless youth. In the video below, this year's participants join together in "Lean on Me."
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 were among the members of the Broadway community participating.
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.
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.