Special Events

BOXTOPIA 2018
INFORMATION & RULES 

WHEN:          7pm on Friday, October 19, 2018 to 7am on Saturday, October 20, 2018

WHERE:       Small parking lot on Oakwood Avenue side between the church and school buildings

PURPOSE:    To experience being homeless, and to introduce young people to the foundations of

the Catholic Social Teaching principles and the two feet of service and justice.

 

PARTICIPATION

Young people are encouraged to join us for the entire overnight. However if they cannot spend the night, then they may come from 7-10pm. They must be picked up by a parent/guardian at 10pm and this must be noted on their Permission Form.

 

RULES

            1.  Young people are to remain in the parking lot or school building throughout Boxtopia.

            2.  If leaving at 10pm this must be noted on their Permission Form. Young people must be

picked up by a parent/guardian.

            3.  NO electronic devices of any kind. This includes cell phones and I-pods.

(If a cell phone is brought it will be collected by a designated adult chaperone and placed in a sandwich bag with the young person’s name on it. The young person may ask the designated adult chaperone to use it to contact parent/guardian if needed.)

           

WHAT TO BRING

 

o  Cardboard box big enough to sleep in

o  Signed Permission Slip (download below or from the Forms page)

o  Blankets, sleeping bag, and pillow

o  Flashlight

o  Non-perishable food item(s) to donate

o  They should dress in layers so that they can stay warm.

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO NOTE

·         There will be a contest for the best decorated box.

·         Soup will be served around 10pm

·         Hot chocolate will be served at 6am

·         The school building will be open so we can use the restrooms.

 

DONATIONS

The community is encouraged to drop off donations of non-perishable food items between 7 and 10pm.

 

We are in need of chaperones to work two hour shifts during the Sleep Out. If you would like to volunteer for a shift please contact Denise York at 652-6400 or youth@icchurchea.org.

            

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Denise York,
Oct 12, 2018, 7:07 AM