Palm Beach Florida Weekly

The Lord’s Place’s SleepOut 2018 set for April 6

PHOTOGRAPHY Standing: Ann Brown, Tayvon Martin, Joanne Stanley of Republic Services, Misha Ezratti of GL Homes, The Lord's Place Board of Directors Chair Cornelia Thornburgh. Seated: Kayliha Martin,The Lord's Place CEO Diana Stanley, and Kameriha Martin. DAVID SCAROLA

PHOTOGRAPHY Standing: Ann Brown, Tayvon Martin, Joanne Stanley of Republic Services, Misha Ezratti of GL Homes, The Lord’s Place Board of Directors Chair Cornelia Thornburgh. Seated: Kayliha Martin,The Lord’s Place CEO Diana Stanley, and Kameriha Martin. DAVID SCAROLA

Hundreds of local residents will come together on Friday, April 6, to participate in The Lord’s Place’s 11th annual SleepOut.

The family-friendly event will begin at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, at 900 Brandywine Drive in West Palm Beach.

Participants are encouraged to register beforehand to start or join a team at www.SleepOutTLP.org and request financial contributions for their participation from family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. All proceeds go toward meeting the event’s fundraising goal of $300,000.

SleepOut is The Lord’s Place’s signature annual event, designed to bring attention to the issue of homelessness and help The Lord’s Place raise money for its life-changing programs.

The SleepOut includes food, children’s activities and a silent auction, an inspiring program of song, and word. X102.FM radio personality Reggie Dee will share his personal story of experiencing homelessness and receiving second chances that helped lead him to the successful life he enjoys today. Many will stay for the movie, 9-11 p.m., and spend the night, sleeping outside overnight, with a closing reflection at 7 a.m. Others who can’t join SleepOut onsite can opt to SleepIN at home or in their neighborhood — registering to SleepIN at www.SleepOutTLP.org.

Registration for SleepOut is $25; kids under 16 are free. Register for SleepOut or SleepIN at www.SleepOutTLP.org. ¦

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