Cardboard Box City

The boxes on our front lawn? St. Wenceslaus School 7th & 8th-grade students participated in Cardboard Box City to help identify with those among us in need. 

The term Cardboard Box City refers to a temporary (one night) makeshift city, built by youth, of cardboard boxes. The youth spend the night sleeping outside in their box to

1) experience homelessness first-hand,

2) raise awareness of this social concern,

3) learn about the circumstances that lead to homelessness and

4) raise money to benefit organizations working to alleviate homelessness. The students are collecting monetary donations for Families Moving Forward (Hope House), Sharing and Caring Hands, and the Sandwich Project of MN.

This activity is part of our religion curriculum – studying the Catholic Social Teachings, which teaches us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.  #swsaints #noseconds