MANCHESTER, NH — Governor Chris Sununu will participate in the 5th annual Waypoint SleepOut, on Friday, March 22, at Stanton Plaza, downtown Manchester, outside of the Hilton Doubletree hotel.
The governor will join more than 150 community members in a show of solidarity, to raise awareness and funds to aid homeless youth, and get another step closer to ending youth homelessness in New Hampshire.
“Youth homelessness presents a critical health and safety issue for our state that we simply can’t ignore,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Bringing an end to youth homelessness must start from within our communities – which is why I am participating in the 2019 Waypoint SleepOut. Together, we will shine a light on an issue that will require the attention and care of our entire community.”
“It is an honor to have Governor Sununu participate once again in this event,” says Waypoint president and CEO, Borja Alvarez de Toledo. “In light of our recent loss of federal funding for services to homeless youth, Governor Sununu sets a clear example of how Granite Staters step up to not let down our most vulnerable. The governor’s SleepOut campaign is evidence of his fearless leadership and dedication to the cause of protecting and advancing the well-being of all New Hampshire youth.”
The Governor’s official SleepOut page can be found at www.crowdrise.com/sleepout2019 under the team 603Pride.
Organizers hope to raise $350,000 in this year’s event. Individuals, businesses and employee groups, civic organizations, college teams, and others, are welcome to join the event and can choose to sleep out on site or “Go Rogue” by sleeping out in their own backyard. Proceeds will support Waypoint’s continuum of services for young people who are experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire.
To learn more about Waypoint SleepOut 2019, to register as a sleeper, and/or to support the agency’s work, visitwww.waypointnh.org, or call 603-518-4156.
SleepOut 2019 is presented by the private, nonprofit, Waypoint (formerly, Child and Family Services of NH), and is sponsored in part by PROCON, Bank of America, and ROCK 101.