May 6, 2017
10 months and 13 days since
the event.
UPDATE: Due to the possibility of severe weather over the weekend SleepOut 4 Independence has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017. For more information please contact Rhonda Watts at (318) 221-7887. All times and events will remain the same only the date has changed.



Imagine...A community where no family is homeless

SLEEPOUT 4 INDEPENDENCE on Saturday, May 6 through Sunday, May 7, raises awareness of homelessness among the young leaders of today and tomorrow in our community and Northwest Louisiana by providing an unforgettable experience for the participants. Click here to register!

Check in begins at 3:00 pm in the Independence Bowl parking lot. All registrants should check in before 6:00 pm.
Box Shelters should be completed construction by 7:00 pm.
Dinner served from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
Special Program from 7:00 - 7:30 pm.
Box Shelter Judging begins following program.
Education Program begins at 9:00 pm.
Games & Entertainment from 10:00 pm to Midnight.
Midnight Snack
Option to stay up or bed down for the night.
SUNDAY, May. 7
Wake up, pack up and head home at 6:00 am.


What is SleepOut 4 Independence?

SleepOut 4 Independence is a 15-hour educational event that engages young people and the community about issues that homeless families with children face every day. Participants will form teams, build shelters out of cardboard and SleepOut on May 6, 2017. There will be food and fun and also an educational experience that allows campers to "walk a mile in the shoes" of families who have come to Providence House homeless and gone on to transform their lives and the lives of their children!



Independence Stadium will host this event and give our participants the ability to sleep under the stars so others wonʼt have to.


The Contest

What can you do with cardboard, tape and string? Try building your own shelter and sleeping out for the night! Campers can get creative with materials such as cardboard, tape, rope and markers. Click here for build-a-box guidelines.

The contest will have winners in categories such as Best In Show, Best Design, and Best Theme/Education, all judged by community leaders.