Raise money/awareness for homeless kids

November 6, 2008 —

There’s a great event in Des Moines to address the issue of homeless youth—Reggie’s Sleepout.

For one night, teams camp out together with entertainment and frivolity (a lot more fun than a homeless night outdoors) to raise money. In 2006, the event drew in $60,000 and last year it raised $138,000.

This year it’s Nov. 14-15. Events include a scavenger hunt, live band, pizza, board games, Texas Hold’em and more. 

Two student groups have put together a group to attend. You don’t have to stay all night but all participation and donation would be certainly appreciated. Donate to or join Team Des Moines University! They hope to raise $1000 and would love your help.

*if you’re curious about the name, read the very sad real-life tale of Reggie’s story.

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


  • http://www.alreadyhosting.com/ franco

    this seems like a great way to start a movement to improve the health and livability of our youth. This generation is flooded with social society as a role model and dont have all the morals and values that elders have been installed with for generations before them. This baby boom will hopefully produce some real influential leaders.

  • http://www.rasmussen.edu/online heather

    Homelessness has become quite rampant for the US. Having our unemployment levels really higher than usual or wanted, its going to be interesting to see how we handle homelesness in major cities. If it gets to 8% or higher i see major changes happening.

  • PholoUnfona

    friend has given the link has not regretted that has come