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Regardless Of Snow, The Sleep Out Begins And Aims To Raise $2M

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PLYMOUTH, Minn. (WCCO) – While many Minnesotan’s are planning festive holiday gatherings, some don’t even know where they are sleeping any given night.

Beginning this weekend, The Sleep Out has families helping fight poverty, and that includes camping out in tents and cardboard boxes.

The goal is to raise $2,067,000 to help nearly 1,800 families in the area.

“It’s captured the imagination of people in this area,” said Jill Kohler with Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners. “In the western suburbs you don’t think of people are living in poverty, but over half of the people in the Twin Cities living in poverty are in the western suburbs.”

The event starts Saturday night and runs through Dec. 31 and some participants will still be camping out in mid December — regardless of snow or rain.

The event also accepts monetary assistance. Click here for more.

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