Sleep Out

Together we can raise awareness and funds for Huckleberry House youth.

Sleep Out! Columbus April 21, 2023

3,000 young people ages 14 to 24 will experience homelessness in Columbus in 2023.

Another 4,000 will be at risk of homelessness, unsure of where they will sleep on any given night.

At Huckleberry House, a brighter future starts at our front door.

With hope, Huckleberry House shelters, supports, and guides youth navigating challenges. Our vision is thriving youth, no matter their journey.

In 2022, we met the needs of homeless and unstably housed 12-24 year olds with a total of 35,933 nights of shelter in our crisis shelter and housing programs. With a 90% success rate in our Transitional Living Program, we are addressing the long-term self-sufficiency of young people and keeping them out of the adult homeless system.

On April 21, join us in solidarity with youth who experience homelessness. You will be helping raise awarness and much needed funds for Huckleberry House’s proven programs.

Join the Sleep Out and be part of the change.

Thank you to all of our community members who joined us in person and virtually  April 29th for Sleep Out! Columbus 2022.  Because of your efforts and involvement, we were able to raise $140,000 to support the youth + programs at Huckleberry House in 2022!  Each dollar raised supports programming that provides comprehensive support and safe housing for youth experiencing homelessness!

Are you interested interested in becoming a sponsor for Sleep Out! Columbus 2023? Please contact Jonathan Ross by completing our contact form to receive more information 


Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

Authenticity Sponsors

Coming Soon!

Solace Sponsors

Compassion Sponsors

Thriving Youth Sponsors

Event Partners

Items we need:

Clothing and Personal Items

  • Underwear
  • Sweatpants (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Sweatshirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Shorts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • T-shirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
  • Socks
  • Wallets
  • Earbuds

          Please note that we are unable to accept any used clothing items.

General Supplies

  • Composition notebooks/journals
  • Adult coloring books
  • Colored pencils
  • Art supplies
  • “Smell goods” (i.e. Bath & Body Works)

Toiletries and Hygiene Products

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner*
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Body soap*
  • Tootbrushes and toothpaste*
  • Brushes and combs
  • Ethnic hair care products

    The * denotes that the item must be in a full size bottle.

Misellaneous Items

  • Baby items
  • Pillows
  • Solid color twin comforters and sheet sets
  • Kitchen utensils, general cleaning and laundry supplies, picture frames
  • Non-perishable food items for youth outreach (crackers, cup of soup, fruit snacks, chips)
  • Gift cards from $5 to $25 for fast food restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations
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