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Cardboard City 2014 – Saturday, October 25th, 2014

MISSION: To raise money and awareness of homelessness. All proceeds benefit Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, and Sybil H. Smith Family Village.

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HOW IT WORKS: Setup begins around 4 pm; Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at corner of Dauphin and Ann street (Alabama School of Math & Science Soccer Field). Entertainment begins at 7 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend w/o spending the night. An annual memorial service for homeless persons held at 9 pm. A simple meal is provided. Sunrise Devotion at Sunday morning; 6 am. Clean up and depart at 8 am.

Registration Information

Overnight participants must raise a minimum of $100 per box in sponsorships. Up to two persons or a family with small children may sleep in a box. Participants are responsible for bringing their own box and decorating it if they like. Visitors are welcome until 10 pm. Registration form and details to come soon. Please check back.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I bring to the event?
Cardboard box, sleeping bag, pad, tarp, pillow, warm clothes. You may bring medications, cell phones and essential toiletries – but please refrain from bringing outside food, or other non-essenti al objects. Items not allowed: alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, beverages in glass bottles, weapons of any kind, personal electronic devices such as MP3 players or video games.

Is it safe for me to send my children?
We require a minimum of one adult chaperone for every five participants under the age of 18. Additionally, we will have volunteers.

Donations Welcome

Can't attend Cardboard City? You can still help benefit these two organizations. Donate Now! (Please write in Family Promise OR Dumas Wesley).

Become a Sponsor Today!

Print, fill-out, and mail form and check: Sponsorship Form (PDF)

Sponsorship Levels

Contributor: $250 – $499
Supporter: $500 – $999
Partner: $1,000

This fundraiser benefits:

family promise of coastal alabama
Tel. 251-441-1991

Dumas Wesley
Tel. 251-479-0649

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"Cardboard City offers an excellent opportunity for young students to experience homelessness and help them learn life lessons. Spending one night in a box can be an adventure, but not having a safe place to sleep is an entirely different matter..."

– Jan Bailey, The Refuge Student Ministry