Tuesday February 6, 2024
SLEEP ROUGH FOR ONE NIGHT, SO OTHERS DON’T HAVE TO SLEEP ROUGH EVERY NIGHT.
Raising the Roof is hosting the second annual ONE NIGHT sleep out event on Tuesday February 6, 2024 to help prevent and end homelessness in Canada.
During the pandemic there was an increase in people experiencing homelessness, especially “hidden homelessness,” sleeping on couches, cars and other precarious situations.
We want to give people a small taste of what hundreds of Canadians experience each night by having event participants sleep in their cars or sleep rough for one night and raise money for Raising the Roof’s homelessness prevention programs.
We would love for you to join us as a participant in this unique event. Just click on the location below to get started.
We ask that each participant fundraises a minimum of $150 each. Donors will receive tax receipts for their donations over $20. As a participant, you will get the iconic RTR toque at the event.
If you have questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
One Night Halifax
One Night Ottawa
One Night Kitchener
One Night Toronto
One Night Winnipeg
One Night Calgary
Denman Island One Night
One Night DIY
Location: Your Own Driveway!
Date and Time
February 6, 2024 - 8PM
Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN IS THE EVENT?
Tuesday, February 6, 2024, starting in the evening and ending in the morning.
WHERE WILL THE EVENT BE HELD?
It will be held in multiple major urban centres across Canada. As cities are added, you can check out the links above to find out details for your city’s event. Click here to learn about having your own ONE NIGHT.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE EVENT?
Participants will be welcomed in the evening and enjoy some warm drinks and mingling before getting settled into their vehicles for the night. Sponsors are welcome to set up booths for the evening.
WHAT WILL THE MONEY RAISED BE USED FOR?
The funds raised will go towards Raising the Roof’s homelessness prevention programs.
Raising the Roof’s main homelessness prevention program is Reside. The Reside program creates new units of affordable housing with support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, while using the construction as a vehicle to train and employ people with barriers to employment in the trades.
Also, the funds will support local frontline homeless serving agencies that are working to prevent homelessness in their community through our Toque Campaign.
IS THIS SAFE?
Unlike it often is for people who are experiencing homelessness, this event will be safe with security personnel on site, extra blankets, warm drinks, washrooms, first aid and other safety precautions on site. If the weather is dangerously cold or there are other extreme inclement weather circumstances that night, the event may be shortened or altered.
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE?
Register for your location by clicking on your city’s link above. Teams and individuals will sign up and commit to fundraise a minimum of $150 per person to participate. Each participant will get one our famous Raising the Roof toques and the satisfaction of knowing they are part of the solution.
WHAT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
We are looking for national event and location-specific sponsors, as well as in kind sponsorship for different aspects of the event. If you would like a copy of our sponsorship package, please contact email@example.com.
CAN I ACCEPT CASH AND CHEQUES FOR DONATIONS?
Yes! If you are participating in ONE NIGHT and have people who want to donate by cash or cheque, they can. Download the ONE NIGHT Pledge Form, fill it out with the donors information and bring the collected cash and cheques with you when you come to ONE NIGHT.
IS THIS EVENT FAMILY FRIENDLY?
Yes, children are welcome! The fundraising minimum for children and youth under 18 years old is $50. While we are happy for youth to attend, they must be with a parent or guardian and must also register and have their parent or guardian sign a waiver.
WHAT IF I DO NOT SEE MY CITY LISTED?
If there is no ONE NIGHT event near you, please reach out to us and we can talk about having one in your city! You could have a small ONE NIGHT with your family or a few friends in your own driveway or other “rough” location that is convenient and safe for you. We would be happy to support you with any educational materials, marketing materials, fundraising links and include you in the ONE NIGHT event listings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss hosting your own ONE NIGHT.
Toque Campaign Impact
years supporting long-term solutions to homelessness through the Toque Campaign
raised from Canadians for homelessness prevention + long-term solutions
who work on the front-lines of homelessness prevention have been supported through the campaign
whose lives have been changed through employment in the trades + affordable housing through the Reside program (and we're just getting started!)
Thank you to our One Night
Thank you to our One Night
Well Grounded Real Estate will be matching donations to the Toronto ONE NIGHT event up to $15,000