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Hope Springs Eternal at Sleep Out Saturday, November 7th!

October 1, 2009

Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is; who have courage to remake the world as it should be. – Barack Obama

Welcome all new and returning readers to our blog for the sixth annual SOS (Sleep Out Saturday) season! Be sure to share this blog address with your group participants! Over the next six weeks, we’ll be detailing everything you need to know about this year’s event, as well as interviewing some very special people for insights on how to get the most out of your SOS experience!

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, November 7th and will feature over 75 groups, individuals, and families looking to raise awareness for the homeless of DuPage County. As we strive to give homeless families HOPE (this year’s theme) we look forward to helping you prepare for a night of experiencing homelessness.

As you may or may not already know, SOS is sponsored by Bridge Communities, a non-profit organization located in Glen Ellyn. They help homeless families in DuPage County become self-sufficient again. By sleeping outside in November, it gives us a chance (if only for one night) to experience what it might really be like in another’s less fortunate shoes.
The SOS 2009 rally will be better than ever. One of Chicago’s hottest radio stations, 101.9 The Mix, will DJ and emcee the entire event. We are excited for their presence and we know the kids will love it too.

In the coming weeks, each blog will feature an interview with people from four different perspectives, all involved with Bridge Communities in some way, but all speaking for your benefit. We want to make your SOS experience the best possible, so keep checking back every week!

For more information, and to register for this year’s event, please visit While you’re on the site, also check out the great videos in our Sleep Out Saturday Newsroom!

All of your thoughts, concerns, and questions are greatly appreciated. Feel free to give feedback right here on the blog.

Coming Up Next Week…
An interview with Sandra Hill, a returning SOS group leader! Hear what she has to say about the SOS experience!

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