What: A Cardboard City- our goal is to gather as many youth together as possible and spend the night in a temporary dwelling; a cardboard box
When: Saturday May19th at 5:00pm (to assemble houses) to 9:00 am Sunday May 20th
Why: To raise awareness of homelessness here within our local community and to raise money for an organizations that supports the homeless and impoverished: Family Promise of Warren County, Inc.
Where: Parking lot of St. Mary’s School and Church of the Assumptions front lawn. Hackettstown, NJ
How: Become a resident of the city by collecting pledges and spending one night in a cardboard box. Invite your friends to participate as well.
Bring: Your dwelling if possible, (or contact Lisa Valentino and let her know that you will need a box.) Duct tape, a sleeping bag and a pillow, a quiet game like cards.
Do Not Bring: Personal electronic devices (such as ipods, hand held video games etc.) If you bring a cell phone we will ask that you use it in case of emergency only.
What will be provided at the event: A simple meal for dinner much like what would be served at a soup kitchen and a simple breakfast in the morning as well.
What if it rains: Just as the homeless do we will cope with the weather that day. If a safety risk is involved we will move the event indoors.
Security and adult chaperones will be on site at all times.
Adult volunteers are needed to help in this area so please consider volunteering.
For more information or to volunteer to help at this event please contact:
Lisa Valentino at the parish office (908)852-3320
or by email: email@example.com
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