Nonprofit holds event on homelessness
Box City brought to you by Pass It Along
NEWTON — Pass It Along will host Box City on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am at Sussex County Community College. Box City is an event focused on educating our community on the realities of homelessness here in Sussex County. Over 80 high school students from across Sussex County will sleep outside and create a city of boxes on the lawn of the college. Participants become aware of the homeless population that surrounds them and the many ways that all of us can serve our neighbors in need.
Participants will experience homelessness simulations, workshops, and team-building exercises. Workshops will include speakers and service projects will include toiletry kit assembly and building dog shelter beds for local dog shelters. Workshop facilitators include Bob Jones of Infinite Fire, Tim Farris of GotUCovered and Pass It Along’s leadership programs; Service Corps and goLEAD. A bread and soup line, donated by Andre's Lakeside Dining, will be hosted by Pass It Along’s 2018 Scholar Athletes.
All proceeds from this event will go to Pass It Along and Family Promise; a non-profit organization that serves homeless families in Newton, N.J.
For more information about Box City, visit www.passitalong.org/boxcity. Sponsors for this event are Sussex County Community College, Andre's Lakeside Dining and Sutherland packaging
About Pass It Along
Pass It Along is a nonprofit organization serving the northern New Jersey counties of Sussex, Morris, Essex and Warren. Since its inception in 2001, Pass It Along has been committed to helping teenagers become confident, resilient and compassionate through self-discovery, volunteerism, and leadership. By participating in the Pass It Along program, teenagers gain strong sense of self, learn about the positive effects of helping others and are equipped to making better decisions. For more information and to view all of our programs we have to offer, please visit www.passitalong.org