Recently launched by Nolasoft: a new site for Reggie’s Sleepout.
In 2010, nearly 3,000 youth in Polk County had no place to call home. Many couldn’t go to school, keep warm, or get enough to eat. All needed help. Iowa Homeless Youth Centers has worked with many of these youth to get a toehold on a new life.
Reggie Kelsey, the namesake of the event, was a young man who didn’t get these opportunities. He aged out of the foster care system and three months later with no resources to turn to, was found dead in the Des Moines river. The funds raised from Reggie’s Sleepout are used for programs which help these homeless youth transition to a life as a successful and productive member of their community. For the past six years, our community has reached out to remember Reggie with a fundraising event, Reggie’s Sleepout.
Nolasoft worked with Red Dot Design in development of the new site for Reggie’s Sleepout.