The Sleep-Out Challenge

Teaneck, NJ (April 7, 2009) — To raise awareness of homelessness, “The Sleep-Out Challenge” begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 10 on the Weiner Library Green and concludes at 2 a.m. Organizations as well as individuals are welcome to participate in this event.

For the past three years, the Business Leaders of Tomorrow (BLT) has sponsored the Sleep-Out Challenge with great success. Students from a variety of clubs, interest groups, teams, sororities and fraternities come together to underscore the magnitude of the homeless problem in America. In the U.S alone there are more than 3.5 million people that are now homeless and, with increasing foreclosures, that number has reached its highest level in more than 20 years.

Throughout the evening, participants will create their own cardboard houses. BLT will provide boxes, tape and scissors. A talented local band will perform and a soup kitchen will be provided.

For the first time, the event will have the support of Teaneck High School students and their chaperons.

The Sleep-Out Challenge will take place regardless of the weather. Participants will gain an appreciation of what it is like to sleep in a cardboard house in rain, sleet or cold. Appropriate clothing is very important.

For Immediate Release

Metropolitan Campus
Office of Public Relations
Metropolitan Campus
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Gretchen Johnson
201 692 7032
gjohnson@fdu.edu
Melissa Payton
201 692 7034
mpayton@fdu.edu


Office of Public Relations
College at Florham
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Scott Giglio
973 443 8756
giglio@fdu.edu
Lillian Lukac
973 443 8661
lukac@fdu.edu