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cardboard city

October 14-15

First Presbyterian Church, 502 N. 8th Street, Manitowoc, WI

This annual Cardboard City "homelessness experience" is designed to raise awareness and funds by allowing participants to sleep outside in cardboard "homes", tents or in vehicles to experience homelessness first hand. Homelessness is an issue that is caused by poverty, broken family relationships and multiple circumstances. Everyone's story is unique.

For Cardboard City 2023 details and registration forms:

Hope House, The Haven, and Habitat for Humanity provide shelter and resources to assist those experiencing homelessness in our community. The partnership between these three non-profit organizations means that those most in need in our community are able to get the help they need. This year, we want to invite you to be a part of this collaborative event that provides an opportunity for our community to participate and support our local organizations and helps bring awareness to homelessness in our community.

Unfortunately, many communities including ours have seen an unprecedented increase in homelessness due to after effects of the pandemic, a lack of affordable and accessible housing, and closing of businesses affecting people’s jobs and childcare. Now, more than ever, members in our community need us. And we need you! You, your company, business, family, group, or organization can be a part of this event. Your support will help three local non-profits (The Haven, Hope House, and Habitat for Humanity).

You, your family, group, organization or business can be part of this homelessness experience. Sleep in a cardboard box, pitch a tent, or sleep in your car to bring awareness to homelessness. Or consider being a sponsor or donating in support.


Registered participants will receive t-shirts. There will be speakers,

live entertainment, food and community at the in-person event.

Prizes will be awarded for most money raised,

best cardboard home and best video uploaded.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Jean at

Manitowoc County Habitat for Humanity at 920.683.8466.

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