Registration is now open for Box City, an annual fundraising event that allows Family Promise of the Santa Clarita Valley to provide support for local homeless families.
Box City 2016 will take place on September 24 at Valencia Heritage Park.
The event is intended to raise money and awareness for Family Promise of SCV and the work they do to help local homeless children and their families.
Box City participants spend one night in a cardboard box to simulate what it might be like if that was the only place they had to call home. Box City participants are asked to raise at least $100 in pledges and contributions.
They then construct and decorate their cardboard box “homes” in the park for the night.
The event features bands, activities, a raffle as well as a brown-‐bag dinner and breakfast.
Every participant who raises at least $100 is entered into a drawing for 2 Disneyland tickets.
To register for the event visit www.FamilyPromiseSCV.org.
“This is our 6th annual Box City event,”said Family Promise board president Laurie Ender. “It gets bigger and better every year. We’re thrilled to see so much participation and leadership from our junior and senior high school students who have really embraced Box City. They understand the enormous impact they are having on their homeless classmates and their families.”
Support from Corporate Sponsors Williams Homes returns as the Presenting Sponsor again this year for Box City. Family Promise is currently seeking additional corporate sponsors at different financial levels.
“We invite local business owners – large and small – to show their community support with a Box City sponsorship,” Ender said. “This event relies on the generous donations of time, talent, dollars and in-‐kind goods, which ultimately benefits local families facing challenging situations.”
Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor, volunteer or participant is invited to contact the organization at BoxCity@FamilyPromiseSCV.org or call (661) 251-‐2868. Since 2011 Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley has been offering shelter, meals and support services to families without homes. Its cost-‐efficient and effective community response to family homelessness is made possible through the generosity of local congregations, volunteers and donors.
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