SleepOut 2024

About SleepOut 

SleepOut is a night spent outside each March to expand our collective consciousness about youth homelessness in New Hampshire and raise funds to address critical needs that will help transform lives. SleepOut is Waypoint’s premiere event that directly supports the state’s only overnight youth shelter in Manchester and youth drop-in centers in Concord and Rochester.

The 2024 SleepOut will be our 10th anniversary event and we are hoping for a record turnout to help end youth homelessness in New Hampshire. In-person SleepOuts will take place in Manchester, Concord, and Rochester and individuals can virtually sleep out at other locations of their choice.

Here is how you can help.

Volunteer to be a “sleeper” 

 Spend the night outside at a set location with others, individually or with friends and colleagues. Sleepers will be given tools to help them leverage pledges from friends and colleagues so they can meet a minimal fundraising goal of $100.

Organize a team of sleepers 

You can organize a team of sleepers from your business and work colleagues, friends, or family. A collective effort is a great way to support this cause, and your organization may match the funds raised by participants. We’ll provide you with promotional tools to make this easy to coordinate.

Become a corporate sponsor

We have many opportunities to promote your company's involvement and are happy to discuss options.

Donate online 

Support SleepOut directly or support an individual sleeper. You can contribute to a sleeper or sleeper team's campaign by clicking the button, "Support a Sleeper," which will bring you to our fundraising platform. You will then click the button "Find a Fundraiser" to search for the sleeper you want to support. 

    National research indicates that the number of youth likely to experience some form of homelessness in a year’s time in NH could be over 15,000. Once homeless, it is increasingly difficult for them to exit homelessness without assistance, and they are in constant danger of being victimized or exploited.

    To learn how to help us support youth and young adults experiencing homelessness through SleepOut, please get in touch with Cindy Stewart, Interim Development Director, at 603-518-4205 or 

    Our sincere thanks to over 1,600 donors (so far) who contributed critical funds to support NH youth experiencing homelessness.

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