Box City 2018
Saturday May 19th (6:30pm) – Sunday May 20th(8am)
WEATHER UPDATE – 5/19/18
The weather forecast is calling for a very good chance of thunderstorms arriving overnight. For that reason, we have made the decision to cancel Box City for this year – we simply can’t take that chance with people sleeping outside. Unfortunately, a rain date is not an option. Instead, we are encouraging everyone to host their own Box City in a safe place. This will give us a chance to continue with the event’s mission of raising money and awareness for homelessness in Hunterdon County. Thank you for your understanding!
Spend the night sleeping outside in a cardboard box (that you bring with you) to raise funds to support Family Promise of Hunterdon County’s homeless families, and to increase awareness about homelessness in our own community. Everyone is welcome to participate by sleeping out, coming for the evening’s festivities until 11pm, or supporting those that do.
We encourage participants of all ages! We welcome youth groups, sports teams, service groups, and families. Don’t forget to get a box for yourself! We recommend looking for a box at: appliance retailers, outdoor furniture stores, car repair companies, etc..
Participants will raise a minimum of $30.00 each, and any participant who raises more than $50.00 will receive a special Box City prize. We would love it if everyone would have a goal of raising $100.00 each to help us help our neighbors in need. We’ll have great prizes for the top individual and team fundraisers (avg. amount raised per team member). Funds raised will help prevent homelessness and provide critically important services and housing for homeless families in Hunterdon.
Weather permitting, we’ll have an outdoor movie & entertainment. By all means, bring games, balls, musical instruments, etc.. We’ll provide dinner, as well as a light breakfast and plenty of beverages. There are indoor restrooms on site, and the area is very safe. For those that don’t want to spend the night, we still welcome your participation! Join us for dinner and a movie and leave by 11pm.
We know rules are a drag, but they are important to ensure that we have a safe, fun, successful fundraiser, so here we go:
- Participants under 16 must be chaperoned at a 1:6 adult to minor ratio
- Everyone must provide a signed waiver, including an emergency contact
- Participants must wear wristbands (provided at the event) always
- Quiet time begins at midnight
- No alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking, or inappropriate behavior
- No pets, other than service animals
- No tents or campers
- All participants must stay inside the designated area at all times
Anyone caught breaking these rules will need to leave the event immediately
If you have questions about the event, please contact Colleen at email@example.com.