August 9-10, 2013
Admiral Richard E Byrd Middle School, Winchester, VA
Why Spend a Night in a Cardboard Box?
Homeless people across the country live under bridges, on loading docks, in tents and… in cardboard boxes. Have you ever wanted to do something for homeless and poor people, but just didn’t know where to turn? Try this:
- Spend a night in a cardboard box to become aware of the challenges that homeless people face every day and night.
- Raise funds to help the poor and homeless of the northern Shenandoah Valley
- Over 750,000 Virginians live in poverty, including over 250,000 children.
- In the Northern Shenandoah Valley, homeless people live in cars, tents, under bridges and in homeless shelters.
- Families live in motels because they aren’t qualified or can’t afford the up-front costs of other housing.
- Low income families, the disabled and elderly live in homes that are in desperate need of repairs they can’t afford.
- Seniors living in subsidized housing still have to choose between rent, food and medicine.
How You Can Help
1. Register to be a part of this unique event
2. Raise funds to support Teens Opposing Poverty/Together Opposing Poverty in their outreach to the poor and homeless of the Northern Shenandoah Valley
3. Spend a night in a cardboard box, the same type of shelter used by countless homeless people across the US every night.
4. Have Fun!