Time for the Fourth Annual Texarkana Homeless Coalition’s 2017 Bridge City Project and here is the event information to get involved with the event activities including the cardboard camp out, and chili cook-off.
The 2017 Bridge City Project takes place on Friday, January 27th on the corner of 5th and Oak Streets in Texarkana, Texas.
Designed to challenge community leaders, government officials, and residents to raise awareness and increase funds. The Bridge City Project is meant to reach out to the segment of our community who are most in need. The challenge is simple; spend one night living the plight of the homeless.
Participants build cardboard structures to camp out in for the night. Some are truly elaborate, while many opt of the basic box and a whole lot of blankets. Judging and prizes for cardboard structures is a big part of the events fun. Spend the entire night, and be eligible for a free long sleeve t-shirt and entered for raffle prizes including a new Yeti cooler.
From the Texarkana Homeless Coalition Website,
Our goal is to have at least 100 boxes occupied community wide with a fundraising goal of $15,000. Funds raised will be used locally for a VISTA Volunteer to coordinate homeless services, TC Scholarships and for coalition training. So, challenge your friends and co-workers to sleep out one night for those who sleep out every night.
For those that want to participate as individuals or teams: