Out of the Cold

"Even on the warm nights, it's still cold..." -Zac Coon Rapids, MN US 55433

On any given night in Minnesota, 6,000 youth do not have a place to call home. This holiday season, you can help ensure that young people are never left out in the cold again by participating in HOPE 4 Youth’s Out of the Cold. Out of the Cold is a community-wide event that raises awareness of what homeless youth experience while living on the streets. Additionally, it raises funds for HOPE 4 Youth to continue providing pathways to end youth homelessness in our community.



This is a fundraising event where you are out in the cold by yourself or with your coworkers, your neighbors or friends and family, and you cannot come Out of the Cold until you hit your fundraising goal.

Example: The Smith family wants to bring youth experiencing homelessness Out of the Cold. Together they set a goal to raise $500 and choose a day to go out in the cold. On the day of their scheduled event, the Smiths will stay outside until $500 has been raised by utilizing their networks, particularly their social networks.



There are several ways for you and your group to participate. You can schedule your Out of the Cold at one of the HOPE 4 Youth hosted events on December 6 or December 20 or host your own private event anytime between December 7-23.


Out of the Cold Kickoff

What • Join HOPE 4 Youth, KDWB’s Dave Ryan and friends for a fun-filled evening as we work to bring youth experiencing homelessness Out of the Cold.
When • December 6th, 2019 from 2-8 pm; Happy Hour specials from 4-6 pm with Dave Ryan, Tipsy Steer appetizers and more!
Where • Invictus Brewing Company (2025 105th Ave NE, Blaine)
Details • This event will be outside on the patio so dress accordingly.


Out of the Cold Final Freeze

What • Gather with HOPE 4 Youth and other participants at the Final Freeze. This party atmosphere will include food trucks, games, fundraising updates and more!
When • December 20th, 2019 from noon-8 pm
Where • Anoka County Sheriff’s Office (13301 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover)
Details • This event will be outside so dress accordingly.


Host Your Own Out of the Cold

Plan • Select a date, set your fundraising goal and recruit people to join you.
Sign-Up • Use the link above to register you and your team to participate in Out of the Cold.
Promote • Ask everyone you know to donate to help youth experiencing homelessness who are out in the cold this winter.
Warm Up • Once you reach your goal, you can head inside knowing you’ve helped ensure youth in our community will never be left out in the cold again.


Can we do this as a competition?

ABSOLUTELY! We often see hockey groups vs. competitors, police department vs. fire department, etc. If you would like ideas on how to best engage your group – we have tools. The goal is for you to own this and to get as creative as you want so it is the MOST fun for your group!


We are in! Now what?

Sign up you and/or your team with the link above, and we'll be in touch shortly! We will provide you with marketing materials needed to make your event a success. Materials include a yard sign to promote your involvement, a sample email, social media support and more (many of these tools can be found here). If you have more questions, please complete this contact form or you can also reach Monica Alley, Manager of Volunteer and Community Engagement, malley@hope4youthmn.org or at 763.323.2066, ext. 102.

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