It’s not too late to participate in the 2013 Think Outside the Cardboard Box event happening this Saturday, October 5th at 3PM. We have a great line up of musicians coming out to entertain our participants ( Malachi Longacre, Chloe Day, Kalyja Rain, James Carlson & Larry Tracy, Halfpence & Haypenny, Dakota Sid, and Homer Wills and Juliet Gobert). Come with your Registration and Pledge forms…don’t forget your cardboard box! HUGE thanks go out to our wonderful sponsors for their continued support! Hope to see you there!
Anyone who has a heart for the homeless: individuals, youth groups, families, teams, service organizations and businesses
Participants set a goal to raise $100 in pledges and contributions and sleep overnight in a cardboard box “home”. The event raises awareness of the many homeless in our own community, and raises money to support Hospitality House Shelter for the Homeless.
There will be music, videos and food for participants.
October 5, 2013 3:00 P.M. through October 6, 2013 9:00 A.M.
Nevada County Fairgrounds, McCourtney Road, Grass Valley CA 95945.
On any given night in Nevada County there are hundreds of homeless individuals who have no place to call home. This is a community problem and your participation will help Hospitality House help our homeless.
How Does the Event Work?
Prospective residents set a goal to raise $100 in pledges and contributions, and have a fun and meaningful experience by staying overnight. Each resident brings his or her own box “home” that can be decorated to compete for a prize.
Arrive for set-up on Saturday, October 5th between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Be sure to bring your own dwelling: cardboard box or pop-up tent, a sleeping bag, tarp, pillow, flashlight, and refillable water bottle. We will provide dinner and breakfast for participants, consisting of modest, homeless-shelter style meals. (Please feel free to bring snacks to share). Event concludes at 9:00 am on Sunday, October 6th.
Prizes will be awarded for the most creative “box” dwelling and the most donations collected.
Registration and pledge forms are available on our web site @ hospitalityhouseshelter.org , or at our office 230 So Church St Grass Valley, Ca. 95945.
Walk-in registrations will also be accepted on site at “Think Outside the Cardboard Box” October 5th 2013 Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Being mindful of the provisions available to the homeless, limit yourself to your decorated box or dwelling, a sleeping bag or pad, tarp, pillow, warm clothes and a refillable water bottle. You may bring a cell phone, medications and essential toiletries, but do not bring alcoholic beverages, drugs, weapons of any kind, beverages in glass bottles or other electronic items. NO smoking or open flames of any kind.
If you have a special need, please contact us at 530-271-7144.
For Registration and Pledge Forms please click on the following links:
Thank you 2013 Think Outside the Cardboard Box Event Sponsors!