Hi readers, Sam Solakyan here! Let me start by saying I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Next, I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that gave so generously to the CEO Sleep Out for Covenant House. In Los Angeles alone, we raised $375,000.00, a huge contribution to the $4,000,000.00 raised nationwide.
For those of you who don’t know, last Thursday (November 21), I spent the night with a sleeping bag and a cardboard box for shelter during the annual Covenant House Sleep Out. It wasn’t an easy night to say the least. After the hard concrete and damp air, I was more than happy to get back to my home and bed the next night, but as I was packing up to return to my family, it really hit home that thousands of kids living on the street do not have that opportunity. That is why I am so happy to be a part of Covenant House. Each year in 21 cities across the country, this incredible organization reaches over 50,000 at-risk and homeless kids. Covenant House provides these youth with a safe place to stay, education and ultimately leads them to independence.
Again, I am so grateful to all of you who have helped me to support this cause. It is your compassion and generosity that is not only saving lives but providing these kids with the hope of a bright future.
If anyone reading this would like to make a contribution to Covenant House you can do so here.
// Sam Solakyan