On Saturday, 7th of December 2019, the world will unite to help raise awareness to the important fight against homelessness with what is going to be the largest charitable fundraising campaign in an entire generation.
The World’s Big Sleep Out will take place in 50 locations around the world, with the Los Angeles event hosted at the famous Rose Bowl.
The World’s Big Sleep Out invites the people of Los Angeles, to sleep out together under the stars in unison, to create the world’s largest display of solidarity with and support for those experiencing homelessness and displacement.
This unique family-friendly event will bring people together for an evening of live musical performances, festival food and community. As the night progresses, it will slowly wind down into a series of bedtime stories read by celebrities and prominent LA notables. The audience will also be shown a video link to stories being read in other cities by well-known celebrities, including Will Smith in New York and Dame Helen Mirren in London.
Confirmed for the LA event include musical performances by Ziggy Marley, Randy Jackson and his All-Star Band, Ellie Goulding, Sean Kingston, and a final bedtime story classic by Seth Green. The event also includes Playing For Change musicians featuring Mermans Mosengo, and music duo Jenni Alpert (aka Cami) and her birth father Don Logsdon. Showtime Comedian Don Friesen will kick off the night, as well as other celebrities, musicians, and athletes being added every day.
This official flagship event proudly supports several local homeless charities and initiatives, including Downtown Women’s Center, Youth Emerging Stronger, West Coast Care, New Directions for Veterans, Los Angeles Mission, Union Rescue Mission, The People Concern, San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission and Everyone In powered by United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Attendees will have opportunities to learn more about their great work.
Originally started by Scotland’s Social Bite charity founder Josh Littlejohn, The World’s Big Sleep Out has grown into a global event, taking place in major cities around the world, with the unified mission of eradicating homelessness. Charity On Top is hosting the Los Angeles event in partnership with World’s Big Sleep Out. Globally, World’s Big Sleep Out is in partnership with the Institute for Global Homelessness (IGH) and Malala Fund and UNICEF USA is a proud global recipient charity directly involved.
The charity has a goal of 50,000 people sleeping out worldwide to help the current 1,000,000 homeless and displaced people in Los Angeles and throughout the world. All money raised from this initiative will go to registered charities striving to end homelessness.
Corporate teams and school groups welcome! Register as an individual, as a small team or as a company or university. For more details, click HERE.