Sleeping out on the street is just rough, to put it nicely, I can’t imagine kids having to endure this alone for even one single night.
Horsham, PA (PRWEB) November 05, 2014
Each November, during the Covenant House Sleep Out: Executive Edition, business leaders across North America spend one night on the streets in solidarity helping homeless kids. This year, ten Toll Brothers executives will participate at four different Covenant House shelters along the east coast in an effort to raise awareness and money to support the life-changing work that is being done there.
On Thursday night, November 20th, 2014, they will begin their evening by attending events including candlelight vigils to honor runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth. Two of these events will take place in Times Square, NY, and Independence Hall, PA. They will then walk with other business leaders and Covenant House residents through areas where Covenant House does street outreach on the way to their respective shelters. After engaging and sharing a meal with the teens that call “the Cov” home, they will grab a cardboard box and a sleeping bag and sleep outside on the street.
“We are proud of their efforts! These executives exemplify what it is to be a Toll Brothers employee. Giving up the comforts of home to actually sleep out in the streets to help homeless kids is incredible,” said Doug Yearley, Toll Brothers CEO.
“We welcome the Toll Brothers team again! We are thrilled to have them back and supporting our kids in Philadelphia, Orlando, Atlantic City, and New York,” said Kevin Ryan, President of Covenant House International. “We help over 56,000 kids in 27 cities every year, and we simply could not do this work alone. It takes organizations like Toll Brothers, who become part of the communities in which they work and lift up our kids through their support.”
“Sleeping out on the street is just rough, to put it nicely, I can’t imagine kids having to endure this alone for even one single night,” said Chris Gaffney, Group President of Toll Brothers and Board Member of Covenant House New York. “I am proud to have so many of my fellow Toll Brothers peers helping me again in this meaningful and life changing event,” he added.
Covenant House International is the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas that provides food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and an array of other important services to over 56,000 youth each year in 27 cities across the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Information can be found at CovenantHouse.org or ExecutiveSleepOut.org.
Toll Brothers, an award-winning Fortune 1000 company founded in 1967, embraces an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. Toll Brothers is currently building nationwide and is a publicly owned company whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). The Company was recently named national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine. For more information, visit TollBrothers.com