WHAT IS A NIGHT IN A CAR?
A homelessness simulation that shines a spotlight on the hidden aspect of homelessness that many in our community experience--living in their cars. Participants will "live" out of their cars during the overnight hours. We are challenging participants to raise $1,000 per car.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL THIS EVENT TAKE PLACE?
Friday, February 3rd, 2017. The simulation will take place at Trinity Lutheran Chruch, 801 South Madison Street, in Bloomington.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Home Sweet Home Ministries has launched an amazing campaign on CrowdRise. Setting up your own personal fundraiser, benefiting Home Sweet Home Ministries is beyond easy. Here are some quick steps to make it happen:
2. Click on the SIGN UP YOUR CAR button.
3. Follow the prompts to either Join an existing Car or Create a brand new fundraising Car Team.
In seconds, you'll be part of our CrowdRise community and have your own personal fundraising page. You can then personalize your page with your story, a mess of photos, and share it with all of your family, friends, everyone at work, and maybe even a few strangers.
EXTRA BONUS: All participants will receive a "I Survived a Night in a Car" T-shirt. When you register, please be sure to pick your T-shirt size!
If you have any questions, please contact Home Sweet Home's Donor Relations Coordinator Ashley Souk at 309-828-7356.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2017
6PM: Check-time at Trinity Lutheran Church.
6:15PM: Opening Prayer and Orientation.
7PM: Dismissed to cars.
8PM-10PM: Educational sessions.
10:30PM: Return to cars for the remainder of the evening.
*Individuals will have opportunities to come inside for hot beverages, snacks, and restroom breaks throughout the evening.
7AM (Saturday, February 4th, 2017): Come inside for group discussions & breakfast
*Receive T-Shirts and Group Photos
8AM: Event ends.
RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION
1. No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances.
2. No candles or open flames.
3. Have a full tank of gas.
4. Dress warmly. Bring blankets and flashlights.
5. Come inside to warm up as needed.
6. Restrooms and refreshments will be provided.
Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12