Flemington, New Jersey hosted its annual Box City fundraiser for the Family Promise of Hunterdon County, Inc. Box City is a fundraiser where participants raised pledges to become a Citizen of Box City and then sleep in a box overnight to raise money and awareness for homelessness in their own county. Funds raised stayed in the county to help homeless families and also those that are at risk for becoming homeless.
Box City wasn’t just a fundraiser, it was a fantastic night of fun under the stars. There was food, games and entertainment, and the night concluded with an outdoor movie. Previous year’s participants loved building and decorating their own cardboard homes, and some groups even made their own “condo complexes.” Boxes were available by calling ahead to local retailers who had been requested to hold large appliance boxes for the event.