The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 15, 2013

Lycoming College to host ‘Box City 2013’ fundraiser for homeless shelter

The Daily Item

— WILLIAMSPORT — The Lycoming College Community Service Center is collaborating with the First United Methodist Church of Williamsport and the American Rescue Workers (ARW) to hold “Box City 2013,” a fundraiser to benefit ARW’s Saving Grace Shelter, Nov. 22-23. The event will be held on the college’s intramural fields from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. and is open to the public.

Participants will spend the night in cardboard boxes, a “box city,” built by Lycoming students currently enrolled in community service courses, to symbolize the daily challenges faced by the homeless. Along with the makeshift city, there also will be live music, a bonfire and a movie about homelessness.