Second Annual Cardboard Box City
Press Release For Immediate Release: September 8, 2008
Contact: Gloria Edwards at 406-582-7388 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BOZEMAN, MONTANA TO HOLD SECOND ANNUAL CARDBOARD BOX CITY
To help homeless families here in Bozeman and surrounding areas, Family Promise of Gallatin Valley is hosting the Second Annual Cardboard Box City on Friday, October 3rd. This event is designed to raise awareness of the plight of our local homeless families and to raise funds to help Family Promise continue to help families get back on their feet.
All are invited to participate! Sign Up Here, NOW! Participants collect pledges of a $100 minimum per box. Participants supply their own boxes - they are easy to attain from appliance stores - and decorate them however they like. Set-up is from 5 - 7 p.m. at Bogert Park followed by free pizza for all registered participants. There will be a Parade of Boxes open to the public from 7 - 8 p.m. and prizes will be given for most creative design, most money raised per individual and group, oldest and youngest participant, etc.
Diamond will provide live rock and soul music from 8 - 10 p.m. Bring your instruments and jam with the professionals! Also, the evening will include personal stories from 2 formerly homeless guests of Family Promise. Come and learn more about homelessness and how everyone can help make a difference.
A light breakfast will be served from 6 - 8 a.m. and the event will conclude at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
Family Promise of Gallatin Valley is a non-profit network of diverse faith organizations working together to end homelessness one family at a time. To date 115 people, including 64 children, have been assisted.
Call 582-7388 for more information or go online to Family Promise of Gallatin Valley Montana.
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