BENEFITING: FAMILY PROMISE OF EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2013
Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley is part of a National Organization with over 183 affiliates around the country. Family Promise assists homeless families with children that are experiencing first time homelessness to get back on their feet and back into their lives. This years Box / Car City will shine a spotlight on the plight of homeless families in our community while giving participants an opportunity to see what it’s like to spend the night without a roof over their heads.
Adults, youth and children are encouraged to decorate cardboard boxes and tents and sleep overnight to raise awareness of the Family Promise mission to provide homeless families with help and hope for tomorrow.
For the first time this year, participants will have the opportunity to sleep in their cars as many families do to survive. Participants pay $50 per car, and prizes will be given for the most creatively decorated vehicles.
Meals (dinner and breakfast) are provided for all overnight participants. A "Battle of the Bands" will follow dinner at 8:00 p.m., with more entertainment and awards. A $5 donation is requested for those enjoying the entertainment but not staying overnight. Food will also be available for purchase.
Please view our brand new 5th Annual Box Car City 60-second PSA!