Virtual Sleep Out tonight
I have been volunteering with Covenant House for many years now. Covenant House provides housing, food, clothes, job training and love and support to homeless and trafficked youth. I have visited their New York City shelter and their safe house in Guatemala City. I am so impressed with the support that they give young people. Each year we do a Sleep Out, sleeping on the street in Manhattan for one night in solidarity with homeless youth (see pic from last year). With the pandemic, tonight will be a “Virtual Sleep Out”. I’ll sleep in an uncomfortable place in my home, not in my bed. While I still have a lovely roof over my head, I will be thinking of those who do not have a bed to sleep in. I hope to instill in a child the concept of giving back and helping those who are less fortunate. I find it very rewarding to do purpose-driven work and would love to do volunteer activities with my future family.