The New York Giants will host Sleep Out: Women Unite on May 4, an event that invites women to give up their beds for one night and sleep on the field at MetLife Stadium, or in their own backyards, to raise funds for homeless youth and survivors of human trafficking served by Covenant House.
Beth Daboll, wife of Giants head coach Brian Daboll, and Marie Schoen, wife of Giants general manager Joe Schoen, said that they are leading the event to join in solidarity for a worthy cause.
“We know there is nothing more powerful than a community of strong women dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to build a bright future,” Daboll said. “A life free of homelessness and human trafficking is within the reach of young people when they come to Covenant House New Jersey, and on May 4 we will come together to raise money that will give young people a fresh start.”
Julia Einbond, the incoming executive director of Covenant House New Jersey said the nonprofit is grateful to the Mara and Tisch families, the Giants organization, and Giants running back Saquon Barkley, who have all demonstrated a deep commitment to the mission.
“We are thrilled to now have Beth and Marie leading the way for this important night,” Einbond said. “MetLife Stadium has seen many great moments through the years, and on May 4 that tradition will continue with this first of its kind event on the field. We look forward to uniting caring teams of women into a broader community, with the power to create lasting change for our young people.”
Participants will include business leaders, community groups, mothers, aunts and grandmothers who will have the opportunity to meet members of Covenant House New Jersey and the Giants organization who champion efforts to prevent homelessness and human trafficking.
“Remote sleepers” who cannot be at MetLife Stadium are encouraged to sleep out May 4 in their own backyards, porches, or garages. Remote sleepers will be able to participate in the live, interactive online program with Covenant House New Jersey alumni, front-line staff, and fellow fundraisers.
The suggested fundraising goal is $300 for students ages 12-21 and $2,000 for women. The event seeks to raise $300,000 for Covenant House and is already one-third of the way toward meeting that goal.
Women can participate in the fundraiser at MetLife Stadium as an individual or a team. To register to participate in Sleep Out: Women Unite, or to donate, go here. Media interested in covering the event can reach out to Janette Dubenezic, at Covenant House or Jennifer Escalante at the New York Giants.
About Covenant House
Covenant House New Jersey provides wraparound services to end youth homelessness. Its doors are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For more information, go to covenanthousenj.org.