Public invited to Friday’s evening portion of Kids in a Box benefit
HOPE Family Shelter’s annual Kids in a Box awareness event and fundraiser is Friday, Sept. 15, at Calvary Community Church on Lathrop Road between Union Road and Main Street.
It was moved from the grounds of Raymus Home in a bid to expand it beyond those youth that are participating in the overnight portion of the event. The public is invited to drop by during that roughly four hour potion of the event.
From 5 p.m. to sundown the church grounds will have a BBQ, bounce houses, cakewalk, petting zoo, raffle prizes, music, face painting and more. Those attending during those hours will also be able to see the cardboard shelter that kids staying overnight have fashioned. The participants can be fairly creative with how they decorate their boxes that they will seek shelter in overnight.
After sundown, the Kids in Box participants and the chaperones will see a movie projected on the wall of the church before turning in for the might. The event ends at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Those who want to participate in the overnight portion of the event need to collect $50 in pledges and secure shelter — cardboard boxes — that they can decorate. They will receive a T-shirt in addition to a BBQ meal, hot chocolate in the evening, and a continental breakfast.
Individuals or groups are welcome to participate. To register call HOPE Family Shelters at 209.665.7640 or 209.824.0658.
A participant in a previous Kids in a Box event fashions a shelter out of cardboard boxes.
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