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Join Us for Sleep Out Saturday 2007 Rally

October 19, 2007

Each year we kick off Sleep Out Saturday with a bang with our county-wide RALLY. Details for the 2007 Rally include:

Location: The Rally will be held on November 3rd in the commuter parking lot next to the Bridge Communities office. Bridge Communities is located at 505 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn 60137. We are located in downtown Glen Ellyn just west of Main Street.

Outside: After much consideration and research into facilities throughout DuPage County, we came to the conclusion to hold the Rally outdoors. The Rally will be outdoors rain or shine. Holding the Rally outdoors brings much needed authenticity to the event and holds true to the mission of Sleep Out Saturday.

Please dress warmly. We will serve Starbuck’s hot cocoa and coffee. And we promise to make the Rally an event worth the cold!

Schedule: The Rally is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM with music by The Plural of Sheep. The program will begin at 7:10 PM. The Rally will end by 8:00 PM with a performance from the Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus.

If you want to have ample time to listen to the band, please plan to arrive around 6:30 PM. If you wish to arrive closer to the start of the program, please plan to arrive around 7:00 PM.

Entertainment: The band The Plural of Sheep will perform from 6:30 – 7:10 PM. This local band, made up of Glen Ellyn teens will entertain the crowd with original and cover material of Indie rock and pop.

Matt Wilhelm, BMX biker and 3 time medalist at the X Games will perform bike tricks from 6:40 – 7:10 PM.

Rob Johnson from Channel 2 will serve as the evening’s emcee.

Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus will wrap-up the event with a heart-warming performance and interactive songs.

Transportation: Laidlaw Education Services has agreed to partner with us to provide free transportation to and from the Rally.

If you wish to ride with a participating Sleep Out group in your area, please contact me for a list of locations who plan to use our Laidlaw buses.

Give-aways: We will give away Sleep Out Saturday 2007 t-shirts to the first 500 persons to arrive at the Rally. Once they are gone – they’re GONE.

Ski Caps: To help keep you warm throughout the night – we will sell ski caps for $6. The caps are made of a black knit with Bridge Communities embroidered on the hats. If you would like hats, please plan to purchase them the night of the Rally for $6 per hat.

Incentives: Bridge Communities will give away a bowling pizza party at the new, very cool Lucky Strikes Bowling alley located at Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard to one lucky group. How do you win this party?

Your group must raise at least $4,000 AND it must be the group that raises the MOST money.

So if your group raises at least $4,000 and then beats everyone else in what they raised – you will win a bowling and pizza party for your entire group. The party is sure to be loads of fun and a great celebration of your achievement.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2007 8:58 pm

    This is a really important way for those many of us who are so fortunate to relate to those unlucky few who have basic needs of shelter, security, and love that are unmet. Thanks to all of the others who will join me in sleeping outside Saturday Nov 3rd.

  2. November 11, 2008 4:02 am

    Great work.

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