UE Students Plan Cardboard City event to Highlight Homelessness

Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

University of Evansville students in ChangeLab (Tiny Homes) and the UE chapter of UNICEF will host Cardboard City, an event to highlight homelessness, on Friday, April 5, on campus.

Students will construct cardboard shelters and compete to see how long they are able to stay in them outside of Ridgway University Center. They will also collect monetary and material donations for local agencies that work to provide services for the homelessness. A prize will be given to the student team that collects the most donations.

Event Schedule
5:30 p.m. - Team registration in Ridgway University Center

6:00 p.m. – Speakers and activities featuring Aurora, Inc., local nonprofit that works to prevent homelessness. Poverty simulations will also be provided for participants, courtesy of the Evansville Christian Life Center and UNICEF

7:00 p.m. – Teams of students begin constructing cardboard shelters on the East Terrace Lawn and will compete to see how long they are able to stay outside.7:00 p.m. – Teams of students begin constructing cardboard shelters on the East Terrace Lawn and will compete to see how long they are able to stay outside.

 

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