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I'm sleeping out in solidarity to help raise awareness for Homeless Youth and Youth at risk of becoming homelss in Vermont.
When I participated last year I figured it would have an impact, but I wasn't prepared for how much of an impact it actually had.
I was looking forward to helping with a great program at Spectrum and spending time with co-workers; I had a heat regulated sleeping bag, layered clothes including insulated underwear, and a parka designed to keep me warm in temps as low as -40. It was then I realized, I had no idea what it was like to sleep outside and that there are people my age and younger that are sleeping outside in what may be the only clothes they have, on a piece of cardoard, or are on the verge of being in that situation and may not have a choice.
It was then I knew I wanted to be an advocate and help! No one should have to choose if they have a warm place to sleep at night, and if they do then that's where we step in.
With your help, we can make sure that every teenager and young adult in our community has a place to go when they need help most.
Your help is much appreciated and make your way through the site to see what your funds help with!
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