12th Annual Sleepout
Friday, November 3, 2023 to Saturday, November 4, 2023
In November, Only Hope WNC is organizing a one-night event where residents can unite and sleep outside to raise funds and show their support
STATS AND REASON BEHIND THE SLEEPOUT
As of June 2022, the Department of Education reported over TWO and A HALF MILLION students (grades K-12) homeless in the United States.
Henderson County reported over 300 homeless kids during the 2022 - 2023 school year, with around 80 unaccompanied (which means no legal guardian taking care of them).
Buncombe County reported over 500 homeless kids during the 2022 - 2023 school year, with around 100 unaccompanied (which means no legal guardian taking care of them)
To combat this, Only Hope WNC, a local non-profit set up to raise awareness and funds to help fight youth homelessness in Henderson County, will host their 12TH annual Sleepout. November 3, 2023, a group of board members and concerned citizens will be sleeping out at the Historic Courthouse Downtown Hendersonville on Main St to raise awareness and funds to help in their efforts.