Contributed by Laurie Kari
Cardboard City Mat-Su
7/21/2017 - All Night
Family Promise Mat-Su
Alaska State Fairgrounds, Palmer
2075 Glenn Hwy. Palmer
Cost: $50 Donation Minimum
Family Promise Mat-Su, your community response for families without housing, is holding our 10th Annual Cardboard City Fundraiser/Outreach on July 21st. Registration is online at www.familypromisematsu.org on the Cardboard City tab.
The more participants the better, to fund our homeless guests’ services! The idea is to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges from friends and relatives to sleep in a cardboard box overnight. This year we are also adding vehicles to the sleeping option (a more realistic situation for homeless families when they come into our program). No RVs please. And sorry, the Fairgrounds will not allow pets, even though pets are included in our shelter!
Our Cardboard City events are family-friendly, with live music (Adele Morgan and guitar sing-a-longs), Country Legends will be broadcasting live, soup and bread line, box/car decorating contest with judging by area realtors and a few Valley speakers who know the most about our community homeless issues and current solutions.
We arrive at the green gate of the Alaska State Fairgrounds at 5pm on Friday the 21st of July. You may register onsite, but you may not get a t-shirt. Cardboard boxes are provided. Bring decorating supplies!
Business sponsorships are direly needed for our fundraising success. We have info packets at our office for businesses to peruse, or we can deliver them to you.
Any questions? Staff at Family Promise can answer them, or register you over the phone!
Hope to see you all there, as we need you!
Family Promise Mat-Su and Shelter Guests