On Saturday, December 9th, board members, staff, and volunteers from Sparrow’s Nest of NW MT will be spending the night away from the comfort of their homes to raise awareness and funds for unaccompanied homeless high school students. They will experience only one dimension of homelessness, for one night. They will not experience the uncertainty of having a place to sleep tomorrow, feelings of insecurity and lack of safety that our homeless high school students endure day after day. They will sleep outside the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 201 Wisconsin Avenue in Whitefish from 7pm to 7am. Some will be sleeping outside the house, on the lawn in sleeping bags, others in their vehicles; much like some of our unaccompanied homeless high school students do on any given night. The group is sleeping out to understand for just one night what homeless children in Montana experience. They hope to raise awareness surrounding the issue of unaccompanied homeless youth in the Flathead Valley and raise funds for Sparrow’s Nest of NW MT’s Whitefish and Kalispell homes. Sparrow’s Nest of NW MT is a new organization based out of Kalispell that provides resources and safe housing for unaccompanied homeless high school students in the Flathead Valley. Their goal is to work with the community to help these students graduate from high school and become contributing and productive members of our community. They are looking for sponsors as well as parties interested in joining them as they sleep out for our homeless high school students. For more information or to sponsor them, please go to their website, www.sparrowsnestnwmt.org, Facebook page, call at 406-309-5196 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register to volunteer or sleep out for this event, please do so online at http://sparrowsnestnwmt.org/participant-registration.