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Cardboard City 2014 – Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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

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.

Please print, fill-out, and mail form below:

AWARDS: Best "Out of the Box Contest" and Awards for most money raised by an individual and group.

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.

family promise of coastal alabamaFamily Promise of Coastal Alabama is the only organization in Mobile County that provides homeless shelter services for entire families with children. We offer case management services, and assist families in identifying and solving issues that led to their homelessness. We help families secure safe and permanent housing. This approach has proven effective with an 85% success rate. Learn more>

dumas wesleyDumas Wesley Community Center's Sybil H. Smith Family Village is dedicated to helping homeless women and their children achieve housing stability. Services range from job readiness training and life skills courses to counseling and parenting. The program couples case management with housing for up to 24 months where residents strive to improve their health, finances, and relationships. This unique approach has resulted in an 80% success rate for families transitioning back to independent living. Learn more>

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

Current Sponsors


  • Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
  • United Way of Southwest Alabama

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).

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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