February 23, 6:00pm - 6:00am

Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda

Re-cap of the 2016 CEO Sleepout

On September 16, 2016, more than 30 Hawaii CEOs, community leaders, and Salvation Army representatives attended our very first inaugural CEO Sleepout event. Participants spent a night in downtown, conducted homeless outreach activities, discussed solutions for homelessness, and slept out on carboard boxes on the Hawaii State Capitol floor to raise awareness and spark ideas to address the homelessness issue.

"It’s a collective leadership effort by the nonprofit sector, the for-profit sector and our government. It is more than encouraging that 30 of us have come to this place to experience and share an evening together in the spirit of directly addressing our homeless crisis."
-Rick Blangiardi, Vice President and General Manager of Hawaii News Now

“It’s critical that we have strong and collaborative leadership, continue to elevate our efforts and become a part of the discussion to find solutions, as homelessness is not just a social issue, but an economic and statewide issue that affects everyone."
-Sherry Menor McNamara, President and CEO of Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

“That evening I was given the opportunity to meet and interact with people whose varied circumstances resulted in them being homeless. We all agreed that homelessness is a complex issue requiring the collective efforts of the entire community to solve.”
-Scott Sivik, President of ‘Ohana Health Plan

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