What a Great Time at our First COMMUNITY Cardboard City!

COMING JULY 2020...

SECOND ANNUAL COMMUNITY CARBOARD CITY 


(Pre-register using the form below)

Sleep in a box.  Experience Homelessness!

Annual Family Promise Mat-Su Shelter fundraiser!
Join us and our Partnering agencies for our 

Return for more details coming soon!

2019 Partners
AFS Women's Shelter
Blood 'n Fire Ministries/Knik House
MyHouse
Wasilla Homeless Committee



Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer, Alaska
July 2020
Friday,5 pm to Staurday,8 am


~Raise money to end homelessness
~Be a part of a night you won't forget.
~Participate in a soup/breadline.
~Listen to a Bedtime Story (with voices!)
~Sleep in a cardboard box, or your car!
~Appreciate your own cozy home, if you have one!

To sign up, submit the Registration Application below and rent your box-parking spot.
Contact Family Promise if you have any questions at 907-357-6160.

YOUR DONATIONS ARE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED!

IT'S AN EXPERIENCE SLEEPING OUT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.

 BUT A BOX OR A CAR IS NOT A HOME!!!

THANK YOU MAT-SU FOR HELPING US KNOCK OUT HOMELESSNESS!



Some previous Cardboard City Activity


Cardboard City Registration Application

Please fill out this form if you wish to participate in Cardboard City! To make your pledges, please click donate down below this application. Thank you!

First Name:
Last Name:
Address Street 1:
Address Street 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:
Email Address:
T Shirt Size (if you don't want one, leave blank):
Group Name:
Staying Overnight (Y/N):
Estimated Number of Participants?:
 

Pay my rent now at Cardboard City:
$50.00 per participant
Or to sponsor a box sleeper/donate 
Please scroll down for Payment Button

Register today in the office or fill out the form above! If you don’t, no soup for you! (Registration is available the night of the Event)  If you attended Cardboard Cities in the past, you know it's  loads of fun!

Gather pledges!  Auntie Em, Ma, Pa, and your pet llama would love to donate to the cause in your name.  Dig out the duct tape, paint, and cardboard… and begin your masterpiece of a dwelling.  Be crafty, there will be a most creative box contest at the event! Invite your friends over for a cup of tea in your temporary home sweet home.  Sleeping in your car at Car-dboard City is allowed this year.  Same entrance fee.


Spread the word about Cardboard City!  

There will be soup, bread, guitars and lovely voices, heart-wrenching stories, t-shirts, new and old friends, and an experience to fondly recall and take to heart.

What:  A Cardboard City- Our goal is to find 200 people to spend the night in a temporary shelter—a cardboard box or a car.

When:  July 2020, 5 pm to 8 am

Why:  To raise awareness of homelessness and raise money for Family Promise Mat-Su to support the homeless and impoverished here in the Matanuska- Susitna Valley of Alaska.

Where:   Alaska State Fairgrounds. Green Entrance (south side, off the Glenn Highway in Palmer, near train station)

How:   Become a “resident” of the city by paying at least $50 "rent" for space and spending one night in a cardboard box.

Gather Pledges: Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to participate by asking them to pledge all, part of, or above and beyond your "rent." 

Children are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under 10 years of age must have a parent or guarding sleeping with them in a box.

Youth groups require a ratio of one adult to five or fewer youths. 

Bring: Your shelter (box) and duct tape (or car). Boxes will be available on-site. You may bring a sleeping bag, pillow, quiet games. 

DO  NOT  bring: Valuables, electronics, pets, alcohol, weapons, or food. Any food brought in will be considered a donation to the local food pantry.

Be Creative: Boxes may be decorated as you choose as long as they are not offensive, demeaning, or inappropriate.

This is a 15-hour event.
Schedule:

Friday:
5:00 p.m.   Registration begins.
5:30 p.m.   Presentations
6: 00 p.m.   Simple meal is served (soup, bread, and coffee or water).
     Music/Entertainment begins
7:30 p.m.   Meal service ends
8:00 p.m.  Registration ends
9:00 p.m.  Judging of decorated shelters
10:00 p.m.  Curfew /Prizes awarded /Bedtime Stories
11:00 p.m.  Quiet Time (kids to bed)
Saturday:  
6:00 a.m.  Wake-up & take-down begins with DOUGHNUTS!
8:00 a.m.  Vacate Fairgrounds (be glad it was only one night and go to bed in your cozy home)

The homeless don't have a place to come in from rain or cold, so Cardboard City will be held regardless of weather conditions (tarps recommended).


Worth repeating:

Participating in Cardboard City 

brings the issue of homelessness "home".

            
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