Bill Bedrossian, Executive Director for Covenant House California recently spoke about the organizationâ€™s successful â€œSleep Outâ€™ event, held on November 20, 2014.
The event raises money and awareness for homeless youth by asking executives, entrepreneurs and business owners to spend one night sleeping on the street to understand the plight of homeless youth.
This yearâ€™s event attracted many local business leaders, including Bedrossian
Imagine a major fundraiser without an expensive venue, expensive dinners or major television coverage.
Now imagine the organizers of that fundraiser asking top executives and local leaders to do something unheard of.
Although many may consider this concept unrealistic, it is exactly what the Executive Director of Covenant House California
That man, Bill Bedrossian
, runs one of the most significant organizations in the state and he
team have created the â€œSleep Outâ€� event to help raise money and awareness for their cause, the plight of homeless youth.
also puts his
body where his
mouth is and this year he
was right out there alongside the other participants and the homeless youth.
The event receives a great deal of publicity, mainly because the executives are in a situation many would never dream of being in, and the public is fascinated with how the privileged handle adverse situations.
The participants are not pampered in any way and the experience is as realistic as it can be.
put it, â€œItâ€™s a pretty raw experience out there.
Media inquiries can be directed to Bill Bedrossian