Since 2006 the youth of LCC have participated in the Homeless Awareness Sleep-Out (HASO). They construct outdoor “homes” made out of tarps and cardboard boxes and literally sleep out on the front steps of LCC – overnight, all night. Every year in mid-January, in the snow, sleet, rain, and/or zero degree temperatures, they collect (essentially by “pan-handling”) money to donate back to The Homeless Stand-Down, Family Promise, Y-Haven, and the Northeast Coalition for the Homeless.
Over $35,000 has been raised since the program first began. The event occurs on the Saturday night of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.
Donate to this year’s Homeless Awareness Sleep Out. On the page to confirm your donation, click on ‘Add special instructions to the seller’ and enter “HASO” in the box.