10:21am

Tue September 18, 2012
Community

Camping in a cardboard box

The Box City Camp Out to raise awareness and funds for Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga begins Saturday, September 29th at 5 pm at the First Tennessee Pavilion. 

Family Promise provides temporary shelter for families with children and adolescents.  The Box City Camp Out is a fundraiser event and offers the opportunity to experience a small part of what it feels like to be homeless.  Participants will create their own temporary shelter with cardboard, recyclables or other materials they have on hand.  A soup kitchen meal will be provided.  Groups, families and individuals can register to spend one night outside in whatever shelter they can build for themselves.