On the evening of November 7th, people all across DuPage County participated in the 12th annual Sleep Out Saturday, to raise awareness and funds for locals who are facing a housing crisis.
“Grown every year and it’s changed its form almost every year. We keep learning new things and people keep bringing new ideas to us,” said John Hayner, CEO of Bridge Communities, who organizes Sleep Out Saturday.
One new idea for this year was Sleep Out City in Downtown Naperville’s Central Park. Where anyone was welcome to come and sleep out.
Deborah White heard about Sleep Out Saturday’s mission and was so inspired she decided to drive out from Lansing, Illinois to be at Sleep Out City.
“I thought it was interesting, and like I said it was a last minute thing. I didn’t know about it until Wednesday or Thursday. So I thought this is going to be cool and it’s fun, it’s good. Worthy cause,” said White.
Bridge Communities hopes that this new location will attract more adults to participate in the future.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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