Our sister agency, Humility of Mary Shelter, is holding its annual Night at the Shelter SleepOut tonight, October 4, at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. The Night at the Shelter SleepOut raises awareness about homelessness in the Quad City community and raises funds to provide beds and support for homeless persons Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. serves.
- live music,
- a performance by Comedy Sportz,
- kickball tournaments,
- food vendors,
- Jumpin’ Joeys bounce houses,
- an outdoor movie on the Modern Woodmen Park jumbo screen, and
- a homelessness learning opportunity: “Trading Places, A Homeless Experience”.
Participants can compete in the “Build Your Own Shelter” contest and spend the night in their own creation.
The event concludes on Saturday with breakfast and a heartfelt closing ceremony.
General admission to this event is $10 per person with participants encouraged to solicit sponsors to support their efforts to help the homeless. The entrance fee corresponds to the cost to fund one person’s bed for one night at Humility of Mary Shelter.
The top three SleepOut fundraisers will receive a Faithful Quilt Award. Additionally, their names will appear on next year’s event T-shirt. Visit www.humilityofmaryshelter.com for more information. Contributions to support HMSI are always welcome.