This is going to be a night like you have never experienced! On March 14 you are welcome at the Sheltersuit Sleep Out. At the Oude Markt in Enschede we spend the night together. You can sleep with your own sleeping bag or sponsor participants. In this way we call attention to the homeless together. But we also raise money immediately to keep them warm with Sheltersuits!
Words and deeds
The amount that we collect together goes to the Sheltersuit Foundation. Chances are you know them from the water-repellent, wind-resistant and fire-resistant jacket with a zip-on sleeping bag. Invented to increase the chances of survival of homeless people. The foundation can use the proceeds to create Sheltersuits and distribute them fairly to the homeless. So not only words … also deeds! We, the city of Enschede and the participants are already warming up. Are you coming?
Want some more information first? Continue reading
That nobody in the world is cold. That is why we are now looking for solidarity and solidarity for the homeless. On Saturday 14 March 2020 we will sleep with as many participants as possible on the Oude Markt in Enschede. One night outdoors. To make a statement. To better understand what it is like. To – with the proceeds – protect homeless people from the cold.
Who are homeless?
In the Netherlands alone, more than 30,000 people were forced to end up on the street. Millions of people worldwide are forced to sleep on the streets. The number is growing by the minute. The most common causes are poverty, psychological problems, sudden loss of work and natural disasters. But of course also wars: more than a million people are currently seeking shelter while fleeing the war in their home country.
What will happen on March 14?
Participants bring their own sleeping bag and are sponsored for this cool performance. Everyone can donate and / or visit. We, the city of Enschede and a surprising program keep everyone warm. With music by, among others, Gerard Ekdom, real stories from homeless people and more. The presentation is in the hands of Michiel Veenstra.
Don’t expect a big party but a special event. We look forward to a beautiful, extraordinary evening where we stand with good courage – or rather lie – with the homelessness issue.
What happens with the revenues?
The Sheltersuit Foundation makes the special sleeping bag coats (Sheltersuits!) And ensures proper and fair distribution to homeless people. Making one Sheltersuit normally costs € 300. We therefore ask all participants to keep this as a minimum target amount for sponsorship.
What is Sheltersuit?
The Sheltersuit is a water-repellent, wind-resistant and fire-resistant jacket with a zip-on sleeping bag. The suits are made in Enschede by volunteers, former homeless people and former refugees. And also special: Sheltersuits are made entirely from residual materials. In the meantime Sheltersuits have been distributed in Lesbos, Samos, Sarajevo, Edinburg, London and New York. Check www.sheltersuit.com for more info.
Then go to our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.