On November 21st, over 1,700 business leaders in 19 cities across the U.S. and Canada will sleep on the streets by participating in the Covenant House Sleep Out – Executives Edition. In Philadelphia, Flaster Greenberg shareholder and chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, Jeffrey A. Cohen, will join former Philadelphia Phillies managers Charlie Manuel and Larry Bowa, as well as over 100 local business leaders, to sleep on the streets of Philadelphia with the goal of raising awareness and money for youth overcoming homelessness through the Covenant House Pennsylvania. This is the second year in a row Cohen has participated in the Sleep Out.
The Covenant House Sleep Out – Executives Edition will take place in Center City Philadelphia from 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM. The night will consist of each team making shelter out of a small tarp and cardboard box, as well as attending educational workshops to learn what the Covenant House does for the youth affected by homelessness as well as meetings with some of the kids who recently came into the shelter.
Each year in the U.S. alone, as many as 2 million youth experience a period of homelessness, and every year more than 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets. The Covenant House Pennsylvania is a program for young people in desperate situations age 21 and under. Their goal is to help homeless young people become healthy, happy, responsible, productive, and ultimately independent adults. For more information, or to donate, click here.
- Jeffrey Cohen