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Montgomery Woman Sleeps in Car to Spotlight Homelessness - Chicago Tribune, Aurora Beacon

Veronica lives in her car to raise $$ for homeless families - NBC News Now

Sleep Out Saturday Took Place Over the Weekend - NCTV

Sleeping Outside to Raise Awareness - The Courier

Sleep Out Saturday helps Bridge Communities help homeless families - Chicago Tribune

Naperville Groups Take Part in Sleep Out Saturday - NCTV17

Margo Matthew & Sleep Out Saturday - ABC7

Sleep Out Saturday 2021 - Reel Chicago

Sleep Out Saturday at College of DuPage - WGN

Volunteers in Naperville and elsewhere to sleep outside to benefit the homeless families served by Bridge Communities - Naperville Sun

Sleep Out Saturday 2020 is One for the Record Books - Patch

Bridge Communities hosts Sleep Out Saturday event - Bensenville Independent

Sleep Out Saturday Finds New Ways to Raise Awareness of Homelessness - Daily Herald

Sleep Out Saturday 2020 - WGN Morning News

Sleep Out Saturday Event to Raise Money for the Homeless - FOX 32

Sleepout Fundraiser to help homeless families - WBBM AM

Tent Tribute - Naperville Magazine

CEO Of Bridge Communities Knows Challenges of Rising up from Poverty - Naperville Sun

Sleep Out Saturday Going Virtual - NCTV17

Bridge Communities' Sleep Out Saturday - NCTV17

Sleep Out Saturday being held to help fight homelessness - WGN Morning News

Sleep Out Fosters Empathy for Homeless - WBBM Newsradio

Sleep Out Saturday Teaches Teens About Homelessness - Daily Herald

Sleep Out Saturday 2019 Supporting Homeless Families - FOX 32

One Night, One Goal: Join us for Sleep Out Saturday

Sleep Out Saturday 2018 Rally Video

NCTV17: Spotlight on Bridge Communities and Sleep Out Saturday

ABC7 meets with Bridge Communities for Sleep Out Saturday 2018

Sleep Out Saturday 2017 Rally Video

Sleep Out Saturday 2017: NBC5's Patrick Fazio interviews a Bridge family

Lisa Chavarria of NBC5 Visits Sleep Out Saturday

FOX32's Dakarai Turner covers the 2017 Rock Out for Sleep Out Rally

WBBM's Bernie Tafoya talks Sleep Out Saturday

NCTV17 covers St. Timothy Lutheran Church's Sleep Out Saturday

Hinsdale Living: Hope for the Holidays

Suburban Life: Sleep Out Saturday to Raise Money for Bridge Communities

Daily Herald: Sleep Out Saturday a Lesson About Homelessness

Naperville Sun: Hundreds to brave elements to empathize with, raise money for homeless in DuPage County

Naperville Magazine: Sleep Out Saturday

Positively Naperville: Sleep Out Saturday is Set for Nov 4

The Doings: Christ Church of Oak Brook students sleep outside to better understand homelessness

Hinsdale Patch: Kids Sleep Outside In Hinsdale To Support Homeless Neighbors

Sleep Out Saturday 2016

Sleep Out Saturday Raises Awareness About Homelessness

Sleep Out Saturday to Raise Money for Bridge Communities

Darlene Hill of FOX 32 interviews Bridge Communities about Sleep Out Saturday

Elmhurst kids to participate in "Sleep Out Saturday" for DuPage homeless families

West suburban kids bundle up for Sleep Out Saturday

Local youths to be "homeless" for a night

Wheaton youth groups support area homeless families

Naperville youth groups bundle up for Sleep Out Saturday

Glen Ellyn youth groups support area homeless families

Sleep Out Saturday: Hinsdale kids experience homelessness for one night

About 80 youth sleep outside of Christ Church of Oak Brook

Sleep Out Saturday 2016

Sleep Out City

Empathizing With Those in Need

Sleep Out Saturday to Raise Money for Bridge Communities

Teens Get Glimpse of Homelessness

Naperville Woman Shares Story of Homelessness

DuPage County's Sleep Out Saturday Fundraises for Bridge Communities Program

Sleep Out Saturday--NCTV 17

Teens to sleep outside all night to support homeless families

St. Charles youths to sleep outside for homeless awareness

Sleep Out Saturday raises money to house homeless families

4 Elmhurst sites to participate in all-night homelessness fundraiser

Sleep Out Saturday a Show of Support for Invisible Homeless

COD Students "Sleep Out" to End Homelessness

Hinsdale Church Encourages Sleep Out Saturday

Youth Group Braves Cold for Sleep Out Saturday

News Releases

Personal Story from Megan

Personal Story from Yvonne

Press contact:

Ann Pitcher, Pitcher Communications
(630) 234-4150 

Quick Stats on Sleep Out Saturday

Who:          Bridge Communities,
What:         Sleep Out Saturday,
Where:       Sleep Out Star Participants will sleep-out at their homes in backyards, cars, and driveways throughout DuPage County for one night.
Why:           To raise awareness about family homelessness-the hidden homeless in DuPage County and funds for Bridge Communities Transitional Housing Program
  To provide a transformational opportunity for participants to stand in solidarity with at-risk and homeless families who are struggling to meet their basic needs while making an impactful difference in their community. Sleep Out Saturday provides the opportunity for everyone involved to participate in meaningful activities, storytelling, and a virtual presentation by Bridge Communities the night of the Sleep Out.
How to participate:      Register to Sleep Out on your own, as a family or with a group
  Become a corporate sponsor
  Invite others to join you in the Sleep Out Saturday movement-friends, family and social networks
  Donate to Sleep Out Star Participants

Sleep Out Saturday Locations:

  • Aurora
  • Bolingbrook
  • Clarendon Hills
  • Downers Grove
  • Elmhurst
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Hinsdale
  • Lisle
  • Lombard
  • Geneva
  • Naperville
  • Oak Brook
  • St. Charles
  • Warrenville
  • Wayne/West Chicago
  • Wheaton
  • Winfield
  • Wood Dale
  • Woodridge

To learn more about homelessness and poverty in DuPage County, visit

To learn more about becoming a Sleep Out Saturday Sponsor, email Jen Bystry at or (630) 403-5095.


  • Becker Logistics


  • Bank of America
  • Comcast
  • ITG Transportation Services, Inc


  • BankFinancial
  • Conlon Commercial Real Estate
  • First Eagle Bank
  • GreenState Credit Union


  • Builder Supply
  • College of DuPage
  • Premier Packaging

Official Food Delivery Sponsor

  • DoorDash, Inc

Client Speaker Sponsor

  • Men In Black

Bridge Communities owns more than 24 apartment buildings scattered in the communities throughout DuPage County, including:

  • Addison
  • Glendale Heights
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Lombard
  • Naperville
  • Westmont
  • Woodridge