CU At Home One Winter Night 2019

One Winter Night 2019

What is One Winter Night?
One Winter Night is an annual event that provides a powerful opportunity for our community to learn about homelessness, raise awareness for our friends without an address, and experience a bit of what it might be like to be outside, overnight, in the coldest part of a Central Illinois Winter.
Box dwellers commit to spending 12 hours outside in a cardboard box, along Neil Street in downtown Champaign. Box dwellers come from all works of life, local government leaders, police officers, pastors, business leaders, students, grandmas and grandpas, moms and dads. Each box dweller team is committed to raising at least $1,000 to help C-U at Home continue doing all we do to help our community in 2019.
We invite the whole family downtown to join us -view our documentary, visit the kid's corner, or attend any of our speaker presentations.
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Troop 9 is participating in this event.  

Several Scouts showed an interest in being a "box dweller" and it's perfect timing since it's the weekend after Klondike.  So sleeping out in the cold will be old hat for them!  Each Scout and Scouter who participates will receive the Messenger of Peace emblem to be worn around the purple WOSM patch on the uniform.

Here are the details:

  • Scouts and Scouters should RSVP via the Signup Genius link below
  • Scouts who participate should solicit donations from friends and family.
    Donation link is below.  A great goal is $50!
  • We will meet Friday February 1st at 5:00pm at the One Winter Night event headquarters in downtown Champaign.
  • From there we will go to our designated spots to set up our boxes
  • Boxes and tape will be provided
  • Scouts should wear cold weather clothing and bring their cold weather sleeping gear
  • One small meal will be provided by Champaign/Urbana Canteen Run
  • Breakfast will be provided Saturday Morning at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
  • The event headquarters will be open all night with snacks and warm drinks to warm up as needed
  • Throughout the evening, CU At Home will feature presentations at the event headquarters from local experts about homelessness in our community
  • Event staff and security personnel will be on sight all night

Signup Genius Link

Link to make a donation - share with friends and family

Link to CU At Home page

Link to One Winter Night Event Page

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