Have you seen the faces of the homeless? They are not just men and women, but children as well. On most nights in the San Fernando Valley, 11,000 children who are homeless, according to Family Promise For East San Fernando Valley, a local network of community and religious organizations.
Family Promise helps homeless families find shelter and get a fresh start. This weekend, the non-profit is hosting Box Car City at the Glendale Church of Christ (where I’m a member).
The event is designed to raise awareness and funds for Family Promise homeless programs. It will be in the church parking lot at 2012 Glenoaks Boulevard from 3 p.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Folks are invited to come spend the night, sleeping in their cars or a custom box of their choice, in order to experience what the homeless face every night.
The cost is $15 per person. The price drops to $10 each, for groups of 10 or more. For every five children under 18, there must be at least on adult supervisor. There will be prizes for the most creative living spaces. More information here.