FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 ▶KIDS IN A BOX:
The HOPE Family Shelters Kids in a Box event designed to raise awareness of homeless families is Friday, Sept. 21, from, 6 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, 815 W. Lathrop Road. It is open to the community to promote homeless awareness. It includes a BBQ, bounce houses, cakewalk, music, face painting zoo, and more. It also includes an overnight event. It starts at 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 with registered participants setting up their cardboard box “houses” and then joining in the fun activities. They then retire to their boxes to experience sleeping overnight in a box until 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. For more information about Kids in a Box contact Cecily Ballungay at (209) 824-0658 or go to hopefamilyshekters.org.