A Blind Brook High School junior has organized an all-out civic event calling attention to homelessness this weekend.
Rye Brook residents and Blind Brook teachers are invited to take part in an overnight “sleep-out” on the athletic field beginning with a rally at 8 p.m. Saturday. Congresswoman Nita Lowey is scheduled to speak.
Participants will make a $25 contribution.
Student Daniel Ullman got the project started after volunteering with Midnight Run. I’ll be catching up with him next week for a story. Asked today whether he imagined that the event would grow so big, he said, “I could only hope.”
“Sleep for Solutions is an all-weather event because homelessness has no rain date,” explains the web site HEARTH For All.
Participants may bring a bag of supplies for the night – blankets, sleeping bags, comforters – and are encouraged to donate the items the following morning. Participants may also donate new or used clothing and new toiletries.