Rochester Riverwalk Committee
by Rochester Riverwalk Committee
We're supporting: SleepOut 2023 by Waypoint
Team captain(s) : Brian Hettrick
Welcome to Waypoint's 2023 SleepOut
BRINGING NH's MOST AT-RISK YOUTH #CLOSERTOHOME
MARCH 24, 2023
WATCH BELOW FOR 2023 VIDEO PRESENTATION, TO BE POSTED LATE DAY, MARCH 24
Join us in our 9th annual SleepOut to raise awareness and funds to confront youth homelessness in New Hampshire. Your participation, whether as a sleeper or a donor, will help to provide young people who are experiencing homelessness, and those in high risk situations, ages 12-24, with resources to survive the night and achieve for a lifetime. Funds raised will subsidize basic needs relief and vital direct services, empower our work at the legislative level, and support our expansion of services across the State, which includes new Youth Resource Centers in Rochester and Manchester, outreach services in Concord, and an overnight emergency shelter in Manchester . You can learn more about our expansion here.
ABOUT THE EVENT: The 2023 SleepOut will be hybrid; you will have options to sleep out at Waypoint's designated sleep site at 3 Wallace St. Rochester , or to sleep out at home or other place of your choosing. You may even sleep IN and still fundraise. Must be 14 or older and accompanied by a registered adult to participate at the agency-hosted sleep site. If you are sleeping out at our Rochester site on Fri. March 24, here is how the event will flow: 9:00pm – Check in. 9:30 - Presentation. 10:15-11:00pm (approx)– Settle in for the night.
5:00am (approx) – Coffee and reflection. Your challenge starts today. Let's bring youth experiencing homelessness #ClosertoHome and take #TheNextStep toward ending youth homelessness in NH.
ROCHESTER SLEEPER LIABILITY WAIVER
We're creating this team to help raise money for Waypoint and at the same time raise awareness of the Rochester Riverwalk Committee. We want to support the splendid work Waypoint does, especially with the opening of their new youth resource center in Rochester. We also need more people to become interested and involved with our efforts to bring the Rochester Riverwalk fully to life. We envision more than just a riverwalk by the river - we want to engage the rest of the city and provide artistic performances and other events in addition to kayaking and other water activities. We see ourselves teaming up with Rochester Main Street and possibly hosting a WaterFire event such as other river cities are sponsoring. The possibilities are endless, and all will benefit the great city of Rochester. So please come join us to raise money for our good friends at Waypoint and learn more about our plans for the Riverwalk!