Every night in Wichita, 702 people experience homelessness. Each of these 702 stories is different, but at the center of each lies the same thing—a human without access to basic needs like shelter and food. Talking about these issues can be tricky, which is why we launched Sleep Out ICT— to get Wichitans talking about an important issue no matter their age.
Since 2019, hundreds have taken this opportunity, and many have accepted our challenge to give up their bed for one night and sleep anywhere else in solidarity with their homeless neighbors. Together, we have raised more than $100,000 and started countless conversations. Let’s start some more.