• Homeless? Need help now? Call 211.

Raise awareness. Raise money. Help the homeless in Linn County.


Join us for the 10th annual Sleep Out for the Homeless

November 7-8, 2015

Vets Memorial Stadium, 950 Rockwell Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids

Gates open at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Event concludes at 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.


Linn County Sleep Out for the Homeless

Each year, during National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week, the Linn County Office of Veteran Affairs and Community Circle of Care invite you to spend one night outdoors to learn about homelessness and discover what our community is doing to help those in need.

Sleep Out isn’t about providing a taste of what it’s like to be homeless. You may leave the event with a small glimpse of how challenging and emotional the situation can be. But one night without shelter, no matter how cold or wet, can’t replicate the distressing experience of having no place to live.

Sleep Out is about making Linn County a better place for everyone by raising awareness and funds.

Homelessness is a Local Issue

Linn County Sleep Out for the Homeless raises awareness that homeless is a local issue—one that affects approximately 5,000 people (including more than 2,500 children) in our community every year.

Contact us to request a speaker to visit your organization to talk about homelessness in Linn County.

Sleep Out also raises money for local agencies who provide food and shelter to those in need of assistance.

Learn about our impact on the community.

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our sponsors

Thank you to our community sponsors. Your contributions make this event possible.

  • University of Iowa Community Credit Union
  • salvation army
  • witwer trust
  • quaker oats
  • cedar-rapids-kernels
  • cargill
  • abc-disposal-systems
  • dave-wright-subaru
  • spanda
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • linn-county-iowa
  • community-circle-of-care
  • iowa finance authority
  • heinz
  • great-clips
  • eells and tronvold law offices plc
  • KCRG Show You Care

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