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Community leaders fundraise for Covenant House New Orleans

Community members sacrifice one night of good sleep for cause

Community leaders in New Orleans participated in the Covenant House of New Orleans’ fifth annual Sleep Out.

According to its website, The Covenant House of New Orleans serves as a privately-funded resource for at-risk, and homeless youth in the city.

The Sleep Out was developed to raise funds for the Covenant House, and to symbolize the community’s concern for at-risk and homeless youth in New Orleans.

On Thursday, November 10, over 162 community leaders slept outside of the Covenant House to fundraise money for the organization. Most community members slept with just a sleeping bag, WWL TV reported.

This year participants raised over $400,000.

The organization has serviced New Orleans for the last 30 years. WWL TV reports the organization accommodates over 800 kids a year.