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Children make up one out of every four people experiencing homelessness
Cardboard Box City is designed for young people, groups and families to help raise awareness about the increasing challenge of family homelessness in our community and to help raise funds to support the work of Family Promise. Family Promise exists to help children and families experiencing homelessness make the transition to economic independence.
Cardboard Box City Info:
Cardboard Box City provides young people and their families with a greater, personal understanding of the challenges facing families experiencing homelessness here in our own community.
Individuals, families or groups spend the night in a cardboard box they bring and decorate. There will be activities, entertainment and presentations throughout the evening related to family homelessness.
To generate awareness about the number of families experiencing homelessness in our own community and to raise money for Family Promise North Shore Boston, an organization that helps families find housing and become self-sufficient.
Register and try to collect contributions of at least $100 to attend. You don’t have to spend the night; just come for the program portion if you choose. If you stay over, bring a large box, a tarp, blankets, a pillow or sleeping bag.
Contact us if you think this is a great idea, or if you lead a group that would like to participate! Our committee could use more volunteers!
We hope you will join us to help
“End homelessness, one family at a time.”
Can you help?
To make sure Carboard Box City is a success, we need some VOLUNTEERS!
If you are skilled/Interested in any of the following:
- Offering Face Painting
- Making Balloon Animals
- Directing Traffic
- Setting Up/Breaking Down
- Provide Musical Performances