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Cardboard Box City


WHAT is it?  

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Cardboard Box City is a homeless awareness event focused on educating our community on the realities of child homelessness here in Cape May County. Family Promise serves these homeless families. This event also helps raise funds for our program so we can continue to help families in this type of crisis. 

Cardboard Box City is an OUTDOOR event. It is an afternoon, evening and overnight "camp out style" event, where participants bring and design a CARDBOARD BOX to sleep in overnight, braving the elements. We have contests for the best box created, the most money raised and best slogan created. Dinner will consist of a soup line, there will be music and an outdoor movie will be provided. 

WHO can participate?

Anyone! This event is fun for everyone. Cardboard Box City is a rewarding, exciting and fun opportunity. People become aware of the homeless population that 

surrounds them and the many ways that all of us can serve our neighbors in need. You participating for this event helps make this growth happen. We encourage families, clubs, youth groups, boy scouts, girl scouts, middle and high school students, collage students, sport teams, community organizations, and businesses.

WHERE is it and what time?

This is our 2nd Annual CBC and it will be held at The Lighthouse Church 1248 Rt 9 South, Cape May Court House on Friday, April 27th, 2018. 

Check in starts at 2pm. Click here for Event Schedule.

HOW does it works? 

  • Register to participate here or call 609-846-7862 to schedule a time to pick up a packet. Work to pay your "rent" by collecting donations to be eligible to be a resident of Cardboard Box City. We are asking for a goal of $50 a person. 

  • Supply, create and decorate a home of cardboard.

  • Experience a night of homelessness by braving the elements. This event will happen despite rain, the cold or snow.