The 2020 results…

Thanks to covid, there was no “giant check” presentation this year. Just not safe to gather and do that kind of thing.

That said… 2 regular sized checks, for $5,000 each, were written and presented to our charities, Stand Up For Kids and Thrive Youth Center.

Once again, thank you so much for the love and the support. Covid has truly reshaped our lives in ways we can hardly have forseen… but you each still gave your all to help ensure some of the most vulnerable among us might find safety and support.

Love you to you all. Stay safe and have a lovely holiday season.

2020 is a resounding success…

And with that closing “thank you” speech, Just One Night 2020 has come to a close. At the closing bell, y’all raised $10,625 to help homeless youth… and I’m left speechless.
With Covid-19 changing the very fabric of our society… at a time when uncertainty reigns and no one would ever look askance at you for simply holding the line to protect you and yours… you still found it in your hearts to give your support to others in need.

I love each and every one of you for your part in this. More than you will ever know. You’re amazing. You’re beautiful and you’re absolute rockstars. I couldn’t be more honored to know you.

A special shout out to:
San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department & San Antonio Public Library
Although we didn’t end up using the park or having y’all there to provide games this year, your support of this event has been amazing and absolutely deserves a shout out.

Our sponsor this year: Fiesta Youth
an organization doing amazing good in the lives of our queer youth in San Antonio and across Texas. My life would have been much different had orgs like theirs been around when I was a kid just figuring out who I was.

My Angel fundraisers/donors: Jack and Mike, Brian, and Ray.
You guys pulled out all the stops on fundraising and were part of the reason we had such a good showing DESPITE covid-19. So thank you. Enjoy the well earned t-shirts (once I mail them!)

And now… I sleep. ❤

2019 Checks presented!

And 2019 is a wrap, folks! We were pleased to be able to present Stand Up For Kids and Thrive Youth Center with checks for $6,000 each because of your generosity and the work you did in fundraising on their behalf. From myself, the other San Antonio Sisters, and both organizations: THANK YOU!

We’ll be opening registrations for Just One Night 2020 somewhere around October. See you then!

Severe weather / Rescheduling

Due to increasing odds on heavy and severe weather this Saturday, April 6th, we’ve had to reschedule JUST ONE NIGHT for an alternative Saturday. While “comfort” was never the goal of sleeping in the park for a night, the safety of our participants IS.

Thanks to the San Antonio Parks department and some quick rescheduling, we have set the rain date for JUST ONE NIGHT to: Saturday, May 18th.

The hours will be the same, 6pm to 6am, with the family portion of the evening (chili/baked goods contest and park games for the kids) being from 6pm to 8pm.

We hope you can still make it!

2018 Disbursement of Funds

Today we handed out the checks to Thrive Youth Center and Stand Up For Kids from our innagural year of “Just One Night”.  We were very pleased to present both organizations with $1895 for their work on behalf of homeless youth in the San Antonio area.



Year One: a success!

With a heart full of joy, I’d like to announce that Just One Night raised $3,700 in its inaugural year to benefit the organizations Thrive Youth Center and StandUp for Kids – San Antonio.

The weather turned a bit colder than we like here in San Antonio, (48 degrees may as well be snow as far as we are concerned) but my registrants were real troopers and they did exactly what they said they would… they slept in the park for the night in the hopes that the kids these organizations help will have a better tomorrow on the horizon.

During the night, I found myself musing on the fact that we, people who have homes, jobs, and security… were permitted to sleep in the park overnight with an officer to watch over us for protection. But the homeless youth we were working to help? They would have been chased out of the park and made to move on by the very same officers. The strange irony of that fact was not lost on me.

I just got done sending out the thank you notes to all that donated. If I had your physical address, I sent an actual letter and you got a little something extra coming your way just to show my appreciation for your support in this first year. I couldn’t have done any of this without you.

To all the supporters, near and far, thank you for helping to turn Just One Night into a reality. Ultimately, this is not a “one and done” for me. I care deeply about this topic because of my own personal history. So now that I’ve proven that it CAN be done, I need to set about proving that it can be GROWN. So a bit of a deep breath and moment to relax, and then onward and upward, my dears.