NIGHT ON THE STREET
Night on the Street is an overnight, immersive fundraising experience. Participants raise money for the homeless services provided by Fortitude Community Outreach while experiencing a taste of a “night on the street”. The event will include activities that challenge participants to immerse themselves in the experience, such as making a full MRE meal, walking across downtown with a backpack the weight typically carried by a homeless individual, or taking a “birdbath”. All participants receive a Fortitude string bag and lanyard with participant badge and will earn additional Fortitude merchandise with each fundraising level met! Prizes are also available for BINGO winners and challenge completions.
Fortitude Community Outreach provides emergency overnight sheltering to between 100-200 unduplicated individuals each season. Street outreach and case management services are also provided. Funds raise will help support the shelter and outreach, but also help fund housing assistance to get our guests into apartments and individual wraparound teams that intensively assist a guest in achieving and maintaining permanent housing.
“We work to fill the gap between homeless and housed. For most, this gap is far greater and complex than we realize. We stand in the gap from emergency sheltering and provisions to transitional housing to permanent housing assistance.”
WHAT DOES MY DONATION DO?
- Funds the emergency shelter and future purchase of a permanent shelter site
- Funds financial assistance for guests to obtain permanent housing
- Funds individual wraparound teams that surround a guest with support to obtain and maintain permanent housing