Create a meaningful and thoughtful experience -challenge your students to live in a box for one night!
As a part of Alabama Rural Ministry’s 10th Annual Sweet Homes for Alabama fundraising campaign, we will be holding an event called “Box City,” and we’re inviting you to be a part of it! Our Sweet Homes for Alabama campaign is our largest annual fundraiser where we are seeking to raise $100,000 in order to eliminate substandard housing in rural Alabama. We’re not just seeking to raise funds though; we are also hoping to educate others about poverty and the housing crisis in Alabama, and that’s where Box City fits in.
For the Auburn/Opelika Area – Fri Oct 6:
Box City will be an event where we invite college students to join us for a night of sleeping in boxes or cars to raise awareness about poverty housing in our community. We are reaching out to different campus ministries and organizations to ask if they’ll join us for this event and partner with us by setting a fundraising goal as a campus ministry or organization of $100 or more! Click here to sign up your group!
What will the night in Auburn look like?
|Schedule:|| 7:30pm-9:30 PM: Arrive and set up boxes/cars
10:00 PM: Housing/poverty discussion with Lisa Pierce, Executive Director of ARM
|Date:||Friday, October 6th – Come set up your boxes/park your cars between 7:00 and 9:30 PM|
|Where:||Auburn Wesley Foundation lawn/Auburn UMC parking lot (131 S. Gay St.)|
|Questions:||Check out the FAQ or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
Once we set a goal, how do we achieve it?
- Invite others to participate ($5/person)
- Encourage others to stop by and donate during Box City–there will be a collection box
- Encourage others to stop by and see Lisa and donate while she is living in the shack on the front lawn of the Auburn Wesley Foundation from October 4th-10th
- Donate online
For churches/groups outside of Auburn:
Look below for the basics of how we are setting this up in Auburn with college students. You can use this same outline. We will send you some vignettes and information about housing in Alabama. Use the night to worship and have discussion about those who live on extremely limited incomes and face housing challenges. How do you get started?
Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find in the kit: