As a part of Alabama Rural Ministry’s 9th 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 fundraising campaign is our largest annual fundraiser where we are seeking to raise $77,000 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.
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!
What will the night look like?
7:00-9:30 PM: Arrive and set up boxes/cars
10:00 PM: Housing/poverty discussion with Lisa Pierce, Executive Director of ARM
What? Box City
When? Come set up your boxes/park your cars between 7:00 and 9:30 PM on Friday, October 21st
Where? Auburn Wesley Foundation lawn/Auburn UMC parking lot (131 S. Gay St.)
How? Bring $5 and a box or a car and spend the night helping us raise funds and awareness about poverty in this community
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 19-25
- Donate online
Click here to sign your group up!
Click here to download or print flyers for the event!
Have more questions, check out our Box City FAQ!