Big Sleep Out - December 7th
Times Square, USA
The New York event will be taking place in Times Square on the 7th December 2019. 100% of the funds raised from this event will go towards registered charities helping homeless and displaced people.
The on-stage performances include a bedtime story read by Will Smith along with a very special set from James Matthew among others.
If you would like to get in touch regarding the New York event, please email us at [email protected]
will support the local organisations in New York.
will go towards supporting people displaced internationally.
Local Charity Beneficiaries
Robin Hood Foundation
Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. We provide 200 of the best nonprofits with financial, real estate, and management support. Each year, we reduce barriers to opportunities for nearly half a million New Yorkers. From keeping more than 200,000 New Yorkers from going hungry, to helping more than 10,000 of our neighbors secure jobs to helping nearly 11,000 remain stably housed and off the streets, Robin Hood is there for our neighbors.
Breaking Ground believes that everyone deserves a home. As New York’s largest provider of street outreach and permanent supportive housing for chronically street homeless individuals, Breaking Ground’s programs and services touch the lives of more than 8,000 vulnerable New Yorkers each year.
Ali Forney Centre
Founded in 2002, the mission of the Ali Forney Center (AFC) is to protect LGBTQ youth from the harms of homelessness while providing them with the tools they need to rebuild their lives. AFC is the nation's largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to housing and caring for homeless youth who are rejected by their families because of the LGBTQ identity. AFC leads a scattered site housing program throughout NYC providing emergency shelter and transitional living program. AFC also operates a 24 hour Drop In Program designed to help homeless young people rebuild their lives, recover from the traumas of homelessness and family rejection, and offers youth the tools they need to rebuild their lives. Each year AFC sees over 1,400 homeless young people, serving over 200,000 meals, and offering over 30,000 mental health, substance abuse, and case management services. AFC was founded in memory of Ali Forney, a homeless queer youth who was murdered on the streets of NYC in 1997.
Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children.
We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized, and in that time we have given more than one million homeless New Yorkers a way off the streets. Our frontline programs currently serve more than 3,500 homeless and at-risk people a day.
UNICEF USA is The World's Big Sleep Out's partner and all funds raised in the United States will be donated to UNICEF USA who will support us in distributing 50% of the funds raised to local charities helping people affected by homelessness in your town or city and distributing the other 50% to support children and families who are displaced internationally.