On November 19, 2020, members of My Alarm Center’s executive leadership team will participate in the annual “Sleep Out” event with Covenant House, a non-profit organization that provides housing and a network of supportive services to homeless youths throughout the nation. For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. The 501(c)(3) organization offers housing and support services to young people in need – currently reaching 74,000 youth every year.
“We learned about this event from our friends at Toll Brothers, and after doing some research, we were impressed with the real impact that Covenant House has had on our homeless youth,” said My Alarm Center President and CEO Amy Kothari. “The impact is both deep and broad – Covenant House has made such a difference in so many of the individual lives that it touches and has impacted so many in our community.”
The annual “Sleep Out” is celebrating its 10th anniversary, where participants spend the night outdoors in public places in sleeping bags and cardboard boxes in solidarity with youth facing homelessness. The event has sparked more awareness about youth homelessness issues as well as raising more than $80 million to house, care for, and empower young people overcoming homelessness throughout the 31 cities Covenant House supports. My Alarm Center has had a standing relationship with Covenant House for the last six years, raising over $100,000 for the non-profit organization and will again participate in the annual Sleep Out, which will take place virtually this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. This year’s fundraising target goal is $7,200,000.
“My Alarm Center’s home security business focuses on protecting homes and the families that live in them, but there are so many young people who don’t even have a home or a family and have very little chance of a future,” Kothari said. “We are incredibly honored to be able to contribute in this meaningful way.”