Sunday, September 11, 2011

Family Promise "Box City" Information & Links

Cardboard Box City Sets Up In Delaware - Sleep Out For The Homeless

A Cardboard Box City event will be held by Family Promise of Northern New Castle County from September 30 at 6pm to October 1 at 7am at Hockessin United Methodist Church. Anyone with a heart for homeless families may attend, however registration and payment of the registration fee is required by September 19.  The event is being held as a fundraiser and in an effort to bring  box cityawareness to the problem of family homelessness.  Each participant is asked to raise at least $100 for Family Promise.  The event will consist of sleeping out in cardboard boxes, a box decorating contest, live music, games, an interfaith worship service, and a Soup Kitchen.  Participants may only bring their box, sleeping bag, pillow and toothbrush.  Sleeping in a box might not be for everyone.  As such, "virtual residents" can register, attend for the evening activities and not sleep out.  Go to for details and to register.
WHAT: Cardboard City Event - sleep out for homeless families
WHEN: Friday September 30 - Saturday October 1
WHERE: Hockessin United Methodist Church 

The event Chairperson, Kim McWatters, states, "We are planning for hundreds of participants to sleep out for the homeless.  Although other Family Promise affiliates have held Box City events before, this is our first year doing so.  We are very excited to have so many people pull together to fight family homelessness.  It should be a safe, fun, and rewarding event for everyone that participates!"

Family Promise of NNCC helps homeless families with children move toward lasting independence, by providing a safe place to eat and sleep, intensive case management, life skills training, support, and encouragement.  Family Promise is a community of faith-based congregations, volunteers and homeless families.  The organization is an affiliate of the national Family Promise organization, with 165 affiliates in 41 states.  There are approximately 6,000 individuals in Delaware who are homeless each year and 2,700 of them are children.

If you'd give up your bed for a night, to help a homeless child, consider joining in the Cardboard Box City event for Family Promise of NNCC on September 30th in Hockessin.  Go to before September 19th for details and to register. 

Flyer for Box City
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Cardboard Box City 2009 
Cardboard Box City 2009

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