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11th Annual Wheeling SleepOut - HYBRID Edition



WHEN: Nov. 5, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. till dawn



Step 1: Sign up using this online registration form.

Step 2: Set up your fundraising page on our campaign site. 

Step 3: Build your box: Check out the Boxed-In Design Contest Guidelines

Help prevent youth homelessness by raising money and awareness to support youth served by the Youth Services System Transitional Living Program! 

November is National Runaway Prevention Month. Since 2011, Youth Services System has partnered with local businesses and individuals for a fun outdoor, overnight event called the Wheeling SleepOut. Teams and individuals fundraise for the cause in the weeks leading up to the event, and then they build a sleepout structure out of materials such as cardboard and duct tape and decorate it with info and statistics about youth homelessness. There will be a Boxed-In Design Contest, and prizes will be awarded in several categories!

This year's theme is "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" This year's SleepOut is a HYBRID event. As in pre-COVID years, teams and individuals set up their sleepouts at the Miracle League Field at the JB Chambers I-470 Complex in Wheeling. The field will be divided into areas for each team. Outside of each team's area, masks will be required. There will be snacks, games and entertainment. Or, as we did last year, we will have entertainment online and people can build their structures remotely — at home, with their neighbors, at church, on their college campus, wherever they'd like!

Wherever you are, we want you to help us celebrate the opportunities our youth have to go far in life because of the care and support they have received through the YSS Transitional Living Program. For more information about this program, click here to access the page on our website.

To donate to the Wheeling SleepOut or set up a peer-to-peer fundraising page, please click here:  Donate Today!

To register to participate in the event at home, school, your neighborhood or church, please fill out and submit the online form:  Register Here

There will be music and other entertainment in person and online, plus prizes for the best sleepout design and top fundraiser. Please join together to raise money and then join us from wherever you are on Nov. 5!

Questions? Email Terra Crews,