CAR CITY – Putting the Brakes on Homelessness : Family Promise of Greater Houston County is excited to hold its’ Second Annual fall event beginning 5 PM Friday, September 25, at Central Georgia Technical College. Volunteers and community leaders will spend the night in their cars to experience homelessness for one night, in an effort to raise awareness for homeless children and their families in Houston County. The event will culminate with breakfast on Saturday morning, September 26. Last year youth groups, volunteers, political, military, corporate, educational, and religious citizens felt the cold of a 40 degree night in November. A warmer evening this year will offer the “homeless experience” without the extreme cold temperatures.
Participants will experience a soup line for supper yet enjoy a night of activities and entertainment as we seek to educate the community on the realities of homelessness. In the 2014-15 school year the Houston County Board of Education counted over 327 homeless children in the school system. We also know from national averages that for every one they count we can estimate 1-2 more that are outside the system. Family Promise is the only organization that addresses this issue with respect and dignity for keeping the family together.
CAR CITY is also a fund raiser………participants may obtain sponsors to pay for their “Parking Space” for a minimum of $100 per vehicle. In addition businesses, organizations, and individuals will be offered the opportunity to sponsor “Parking Lots” – Diamond Sponsors will provide the “Priority Lot”; Ruby Sponsors will provide the “Prime Lot”; Sapphire Sponsors, the “Reserved Lot”; and Emerald Sponsors, the “Fleet Lot”.
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