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Your One Night



One Night is a unique, virtual fundraiser and awareness event for The Rescue Mission. Register to receive your personal fundraising page.



Personalize your fundraising page and set a goal to share why you are participating. Every dollar you raise will help The Rescue Mission provide individualized care for those experiencing a homeless crisis.

Raise $100 by Sept. 30th and earn a special One Night long sleeve shirt!


Raise awareness about the truths of homelessness with stories and statistics provided by The Rescue Mission. As you share the message and raise funds, you will be helping to provide vital services for your neighbors in need.

Sleep Out


Finally, the “Sleep Out” part of One Night! Find a safe and legal place where you can Sleep Out for a night of your choosing. It can be anywhere! Your backyard is a great option.

We have exclusive videos and activity ideas below to help make your One Night experience meaningful.

Why sleep out?

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This year over 3,000 people find themselves without a place to call home in our community. You can help.

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What is One Night?

Download our how-to guide to find out more

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Use #onenight21 to share your night!

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Hear from a past Participant

Two years ago it got down to 16 degrees during One Night. Me and the guys on my team were not going to be deterred from sleeping outside. The friends & family who sponsored us expected us to be uncomfortable that night. About 2 am, “uncomfortable” was an understatement. It was only sheer pride that kept me in the cardboard box that night. I knew there were most likely some folks sleeping under the Wells street bridge a block away who didn’t have all the things I had to bare the cold. My resolve for being a small part of the Rescue Mission’s purpose was solidified that night. I appreciate One Night because it’s an uncomfortable experiential opportunity that gives me a very small taste into the life of someone living on the street; the harshness of the cold ground, the limited resources, and the vulnerability of being in a cardboard box downtown out in the elements in the middle of the night. I would love to see more families, young adults, and men’s church groups participate in this. It’s a creative, relevant activity put on by the Rescue Mission that truly ministers to those Jesus refers to as “the least of these.” - Andy Binkley past participant

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How we help

You give up a night,
they get a night

Every dollar you raise as a participant in One Night 2021 goes directly to The Rescue Mission, a non-profit that provides housing, meals, recovery programs and supportive services to men, women and children facing a homeless crisis in Allen County and surrounding counties. By joining in this evening you’re paving the way for someone in need to sleep in a warm, safe bed at The Rescue Mission.

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Homeless crisis

Anyone can be affected
by homelessness.

People can find themselves in a homeless crisis for many reasons, from financial issues to abusive home lives. The Rescue Mission actively offers them another option: shelter and safety, love and dignity, and the tools to build a stable future.

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Cardboard Testimony

Amazing Grace: Cardboard Testimony

What is your testimony?

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Build a fire

Take time and build a fire as a group or family. Try and build it without a lighter or source of fire. Consider how important having this fire might be each night and how you would feel without the warmth and light it provides.


Jul 30, 2020

One Night Without a Home Ellis' Story

Story of Ellis and his life of overcoming addiction at The Rescue Mission

Sep 09, 2020

One Night Without a Home Ashley's Story

Aug 10, 2020

Amazing Grace: Cardboard Testimony

GRACE is an amazing thing! God’s grace frees us from a past of wrongs, mist...

Aug 10, 2020

"Places" by Shane Koyczan

I was lucky. I found community in Vancouver early on, and when I found myse...

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Raise $100 by September 30th, and earn an official One Night long sleeve shirt!

Snap a photo and tag us to show your style! #onenight21

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    Need help?

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    Fundraising and web help

    I’ve never fundraised before. How do I do this?

    Fundraising for One Night is designed to be easy. Once you complete registration, you’ll have access to an online fundraising page where friends and family can donate to your One Night. Most of our participants fundraise by posting a short note and link to their online fundraising page on Facebook or Twitter and by sending out emails to friends and family.

    I forgot my username and password to access my One Night page and Participant Dashboard.

    Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. Still not in? Click the “Forgot Password” link under the Log in field and your password will be sent to the email address you have on file.

    If you have any other questions regarding the fundraising page JustGiving, please log in to your account and look at the top white bar on the screen and click “Help”.

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    Donor help

    I want to donate to someone’s One Night fundraiser. How do I find their page?

    Click the give button and in the box with “find a participant” type their name in and you will be able to donate to their page.

    How do I get a receipt for my online donation?

    After you complete your donation, you will receive an email confirmation with a PDF gift form attached. This email is your official gift receipt, and you may print it and save it for your records. If you did not receive a receipt, please email with the name of the participant you supported and we will resend one.

    How do I donate by mail?

    To make a cash or check donation, please print and fill out the One Night Without A Home Offline Donation form. You can mail this form along with your check to: The Rescue Mission ATTN: One Night Without A Home 404 E Washington Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46802

    Contact us

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    Emily Lahr

    260-426-7357 ext: 150