Night Without A Bed

Because every child deserves a home.

BREAKING UPDATE (FRIDAY, APRIL 23): An anonymous donor offered us a $75,000 match for every dollar we raise above $105,000 to keep the momentum going!  Every dollar donated is doubled till Saturday, May 1 at 9:00 p.m.!

Can you Have you ever had to spend a night without a bed?

If you’re lucky, the answer is no.  But Family Promise has sheltered families previously sleeping in cars, park pavilions, even abandoned houses.  There are far too many children and parents who sleep without a bed.

You can help Family Promise expand its homeless shelter to help those families.  Right now.

Spend a night without a bed on May 1—in your car, on your sofa, on your floor, in a treehouse, in your tent in your yard--to remember those who can't choose to.  Have fun and be creative while helping those in need.

Donate to your congregation or company team, or form a fundraising team of your own.  Ask your friends and family to make a gift to the effort.  Every gift--$10 to $1000--will help.  Share your night with #NightWithoutABed on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media.

We'll have a livestream at 8pm on Saturday, May 1 with actual first-person stories of families paths from homelessness to housing.  We'll also award plaques for the teams with the most donors, highest fundraising total, and most creative sleepout.

On Sunday morning, May 2, drive through the parking lot line at Lawrence United Methodist (5200 Shadeland Ave.) from 8:00-9:00am.  Show us your #NightWithoutABed share on email or social media and we'll give you a T-shirt, bag of donuts, and coffee.  Stay for socially distanced yoga on the lawn at 8:30am!

Night Without a Bed will support so many children who deserve a home, and their parents who want the chance to provide it.  We hope to "see" you Saturday, May 1.

#NightWithoutABed is the primary fundraising campaign to support Family Promise's Apartment Shelter Program--a model birthed in Indianapolis in the pandemic that now has spread to at least twenty other cities.  The goal will increase by $15,000 every time it is reached because that covers the cost for one 12-month lease on an apartment, plus security deposit, utilities, Internet, insurance, and some repairs.  The shelter programs have a housing rate of more than 73%, and a housing retention rate of 87% (two years).  Learn more about this innovative solution, and how it's changing homelessness intervention at

Share this Campaign!