WAYPOINT SLEEPOUT 2019 tops $333,000
On March 22, about 126 people slept outside on the cold, wet ground, through whipping winds, in downtown Manchester. They were a part of Waypoint’s 5th annual SleepOut to raise funds and awareness to aid New Hampshire’s homeless youth. So far, they’ve raised more than $333,000.
This year, Governor Chris Sununu, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, and Congressman Chris Pappas, were among the sleepers. They joined several prominent business leaders including major sponsors, PROCON, Bank of America, Velcro USA, Alumni Ventures Group, Rockport Mortgage Corporation, Eversource, United Healthcare, M&T Bank, and media partner Rock 101, as well as Waypoint trustee and fundraising star, Lou Kaucic, of the Lakes Region.
Proceeds from the Waypoint SleepOut will help the agency in its efforts to prevent youth homelessness, address the needs of youth who become homeless, redirect the lives of New Hampshire’s homeless youth, and empower them to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.