You are about to make the biggest statement on poverty in the Triangle that has ever been made.

American Tobacco Campus, VIP parking lot of DPAC, corner of Blackwell and Pettigrew Street.

United Way of the Greater Triangle's
CEO Sleepout

Thursday, September 6, 2012, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 7, 2012, ending at 8:00 a.m.

As a community leader who cares about the condition of the Triangle, you are being invited to participate in an event that has never been done here before: a leadership sleepout on the streets to draw attention to those who live in poverty.

  • 2,000 homeless people sleep on the Triangle's streets on any given night. Approximately 40 of them die each year.
  • Over 203,000 people live at or below the poverty level in the Triangle. 65,000 of those are children under the age of 18.

The agenda includes:

• Panel and small group discussions with other CEOs, Triangle leaders and nonprofit agencies
• A sandwich making project to deliver to local rescue mission
• An opportunity to share your thoughts on possible solutions for poverty in the Triangle
• Next morning continental breakfast and a debriefing on your sleepout experience.

And, yes, you'll sleep on the ground as a way of calling attention to Triangle poverty.

But you can ‘earn’ some creature comforts for the night by doing some online fundraising.  All our CEOs and community leaders will have a profile posted on the website that will allow you to ask family and friends to support you:

Here are some examples of what your donation can go towards:

    • $250: a piece of cardboard for a CEO to sleep on – AND, a hot, nutritious meal and social call to a homebound senior for six months.
    • $500: a blanket for CEO on Sleepout night – AND, one week of safe shelter and support for a family as they seek to move out of homelessness.
    • $750: a cardboard box as shelter for a CEO – AND, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and help finding a job for 10 women.
    • $1000: a sleeping bag for a CEO  – AND, a matched savings program and financial literacy assistance for teens aging out of the foster care system.

Don't come alone!
Invite your fellow CEOs and community leaders to sleep out and
make a statement about poverty in the Triangle along with you!