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Sleepless Arizona 2011 – Fight Homelessness with the Phoenix Rescue Mission!

February 1, 2011
Register now at www.sleeplessarizona.org!

Have you ever asked yourself, ‘what can I do to help the homeless in Arizona?’Similar to a Walkathon, participants in Sleepless Arizona collect sponsorship donations from friends and family. Visit www.sleeplessarizona.org to start the registration process. The $25 registration fee can even be sponsored by friends and family.

February 26 – 27, 2011 
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix (Northwest Soccer Field)
3300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85017


Saturday: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Sleeper Registration and food packing events
 
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Stage Show featuring live music by Abandon (@Abandonrock); Wavorly (@Wavorly); Mesa band White As Wool; and local singer/song writer Brian Weaver.
10 p.m. to Midnight – Movie about homelessness

Sunday: 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. – wake up and departure

 
What does homelessness look like? Usually we think of homelessness as a man lying on a cardboard box. You may think of a bag lady pushing a shopping cart. What about a family sleeping in their car? Could the man bagging your groceries who sleeps on a friend’s couch meet the definition of homelessness? Homelessness does not discriminate – it affects more people than any of us realize.

In Arizona homelessness continues to climb, with 14,677 people reported homeless, according to a 2009 Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness survey. The statistic highlights the growing problem of homelessness in the state, which is up by more than 1,500 people in the last year alone. The current economic climate requires the Phoenix Rescue Mission to serve more people with fewer resources. But you can help change that by participating in the first annual Sleepless Arizona camp out.

Please help end homelessness in Arizona and Join us for a night that will leave you Sleepless!

Phoenix Rescue Mission’s first annual Sleepless Arizona is your chance to be part of the solution.
The event will feature education about the state of homelessness in Arizona; a huge packing event to pack 10,000 meals courtsey of Stop Hunger Now;  inspirational testimony from Brenda Combs, a FORMER homeless, drug addict who is now earning her doctorate degree ; live music featuring Abandon and Wavorly and you get to sleep out under the stars in your own cardboard “abode”. 

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