Would you give up your bed for one night to change someone's life?
Cardboard Box City 2013
The lawns of Longview Christian Church & St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Event Date: November 15, 2013; 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
About Longview Interfaith Hospitality Network: Every night in our community many children and their families have no place to call home. LIHN is a non-profit organization that is working to provide shelter, meals, and support to families of East Texas who are experiencing homelessness. Our purpose is to help the families' transition out of their homeless situation into permanent housing. Families normally stay in the program 45-90 days provided they adhere to guest guidelines and make progress in their own efforts toward self-sufficiency. Cardboard Box City 2013 will raise awareness and resources for LIHN so that we can help the families in our community regain their independence.
About "Cardboard Box City": Cardboard Box City is a fundraiser in which people camp for one night in a temporary dwelling to increase awareness of homelessness and raise money to support LIHN. To connect with the homeless experience, Cardboard Box City "residents" sleep overnight in a box and dine from a pizza buffet. Other concessions will be available. There will be contests and prizes for the best decorated "home", the oldest resident and the most money raised. There will be live music and activities throughout the evening.