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Family Promise of Monmouth County Prepares for their 7th Annual Cardboard Box City
Teens, families, schools, faith congregations and community organizations raise awareness for homelessness in Monmouth County, New Jersey
By: Family Promise of Monmouth County
"We are thrilled with the level of participation at our largest fundraiser every year. We continue to receive more referrals for service than we can fill, as homes washed away by Sandy are still yet to be rebuilt and the lack of affordable housing continues to make it difficult for working families to find long-term shelter," says Family Promise of Monmouth County President Elaine Young.
Participants at the organization's seventh annual Cardboard Box City fundraiser will include middle and high school students, faith-based youth groups, 4-H and Scouting groups, as well as congregations of all denominations. They all work together to raise awareness and funds for homeless families. Each participant will raise $100 or more in pledges to spend the night in their hand-crafted cardboard boxes.
Activities for the evening, which will begin at 5:00 pm include setting up a residence to withstand weather, a soup and bread line for dinner, guest speakers, live music, and kids activities. The event concludes the following morning on Saturday, October 15th with a simple breakfast at 6:00 am followed by dismantling the city and recycling the boxes.
For more info on how your group can participate the night of the event, REGISTER HERE: https://familypromisemc.org/
About Family Promise of Monmouth County: Family Promise of Monmouth County, an affiliate of national Family Promise, works with community agencies, faith-based services, churches and synagogues to provide shelter, food, transportation and supportive services including case management for homeless families. Our Network is made up of host congregations who have pledged the use of their facilities and the participation of volunteer members and support congregations who provide additional volunteers and support.
Susan Belfer of Belfer Communications