Box City is an event that spotlights organizations like Habitat for Humanity as well as share information about what homelessness and poverty really looks like for people here in Evansville, Indiana.
The true purpose of this sleep-out experience is to set aside some time, step away from the daily routine, and learn about what is actually happening here in Evansville related to homeless populations. Expanding upon this knowledge, students will learn about area resources and what they can personally do about issues related to people living in poverty.
There is also the boxed-in design contest, where groups of students build cardboard shelters to sleep in overnight. These boxes also help us raise awareness on this important issue.
Contact: Calvin R. Wertman