Each year for the last six years, the students of the Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ have given up their beds for one night to raise funds and awareness for the young people served by Covenant House New Jersey. In what has become a school tradition, the students up their efforts each year, and this year set a Student Sleep Out record (across the entire Covenant House federation) of $100,105 raised!
Matt White, Delbarton staff leader, a champion for the Student Sleep Out, and President of the Covenant House New Jersey Young Professional Board, shared his thoughts:
Each year our community has gone all in to help support Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ) and the homeless youth they serve, raising funds that I did not think was possible for a high school to raise. It is truly amazing, and humbling to be part of such a great community that cares so much about those in need. It is also a testament to the great work that CHNJ does because we would not get this kind of support or involvement from the students and parents if they did not believe in CHNJ. Clearly, CHNJ is doing something right because our students and parents have fully supported them, and we will continue to do what we can to help them.
Do you know a high school or college student that would be interested in creating a Student Sleep Out? Connect with our Student Sleep Out coordinators AJ Albanese or Kirsten Corley. To learn more and get started Contact: AJ Albanese at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a youth in need of help?