Cardboard City

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ST. THOMAS MORE HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
is asking for your help with this special program event to support families experiencing homelessness

Cardboard City

Cardboard Cities are popping up all over the country as fundraising events for communities to raise funds and goods for programs that support the homeless and also to provide an educational experience and awareness around the concerns and lives of those in our community who experience homelessness. This year we are focusing on families who are experiencing homelessness.

St Thomas More High School Youth Ministry will be sponsoring an overnight Cardboard City event to raise money and goods for programs supporting the non-profit organization Seacoast Family Promise of Exeter, NH.

Seacoast Family Promise has been serving families in need from a range of backgrounds since 2003. They help families who are experiencing homelessness to find stable housing and return to self-sufficiency. Any family can meet with hardships that cause loss of income and, consequently, their home. Whether it’s due to job loss, catastrophic illness, lack of affordable housing, divorce or separation, or any number of unforeseen circumstances, Seacoast Family Promise is here to provide initial temporary housing, food and shelter. But they also offer much more: They help those families on a structured journey back to self-sufficiency and the return to a place they can call home.

Teens will be sleeping overnight in cardboard boxes on Saturday, April 10 starting at 2:00pm to 10:00 am on Sunday, April 11 on the church property. Teens will be collecting funds by having people sponsor them.

How can you help??

  1. Volunteer: Parents can volunteer to help out with registration, chaperoning and cleaning up the cardboard on Sunday. Sign-up genius will soon be available!!
  2. Sponsor a teen: pledge a monetary donation to help the teens raise funds!
  3. Donate goods! See the donation boxes in Church and student center & specific list below.
  4. Donate gift cards and cash! Write checks out to St Thomas More Church and write “Cardboard City” on the memo line, drop it in the mail, at the Church office, in the collection basket or contact Felicia Sperry and it will be picked up at your home!
  5. Pray for the teens and for the refugees they are planning to support!

We are asking for donations specifically requested by Seacoast Family Promise shelter.  All items must be NEW!!

Laundry detergent
Bleach
Dish soap and sponges
Shower cleaner
Toilet cleaner
Shampoo & conditioner (full size, no travel size)
Brushes and combs
Hair scrunchies and barrettes
Spray sun block
Camp beach towels
Refillable water bottles
Soft sided lunch containers
Select a size paper towels - saves on usage
Scott toilet paper - better for the pipes
White napkins

Gas cards in no larger than $25 increments                 
Grocery cards in no larger than $50 increments

Thank you for your generosity!! It is needed now more than ever!
Any questions, please contact Felicia Sperry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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ST. THOMAS MORE HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
The Youth are asking for your help with this special program event to support families experiencing homelessness on Saturday, April 10th.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS