“Sleep Out” To Raise Awareness for Homeless Children

By: Donald J. Lunny, Jr.

On November 15, I will join hundreds of business leaders in cities throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America for “Sleep Out,” and spend one night sleeping outside to better understand and raise awareness for the plight of homeless children. In the U.S. alone, there currently are 2 million kids who have no place to live. That’s a staggering number of children who are being forced to live on the street.

Locally, “Sleep Out” is being sponsored by Covenant House Florida, for which I serve as legal counsel. Founded in 1972, the mission of Covenant House Florida is to help homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked and exploited children escape the streets by providing them with loving care and vital services.

According to Covenant House Florida, 57 percent of homeless children spend at least one day a month without food, and nearly 50 percent reported that intense conflict with or physical harm by a family member was the major contributing factor to their homelessness.

Through my participation in the Sleep Out, I hope to raise awareness about this growing problem for our nation’s children and garner support for organizations such as Covenant House Florida, which provides homeless youth with a safe haven.
To find out how you can participate in “Sleep Out” or make a tax-deductible contribution to Covenant House Florida, please visit https://goo.gl/bMXAp.

I am proud to represent Brinkley Morgan and the firm’s charitable initiative Brinkley Morgan Cares, a campaign committed to helping local non-profit and professional organizations in an effort to make South Florida a better place to live and work.  Please join me in our quest to provide hope and care for our community’s homeless children.

To learn more about the Brinkley Morgan Cares campaign, visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BrinkleyMorganCares.

Donald J. Lunnyis board certified as a specialist in city, county and local government law by the Florida Bar. His practice is focused on land development, local government law, real estate, business and financial transactions, and litigation. Lunny, Jr. is AV® Preeminent® rated by Martindale Hubbel and has been recognized as Florida Trend® Florida Legal Elite in 2012. He can be reached at donald.lunny@brinkleymorgan.com.

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