The city and residents of Jacksonville, Florida, have been taking significant steps to help the homeless population in the city. As a continued effort to support some of the most vulnerable members of our community, the 12th Annual Jacksonville Cardboard City has been scheduled for November 4th and 5th.

Held at Lakewood United Methodist Church and hosted by Family Promise of Jacksonville, this event works to keep families together and restore their stability. Thanks to the support provided by the community, families with children now have a path to overcome their situation and get back on the road to stability.

How the Community Can Help

Do you want to help make the 12th annual Cardboard City a success? If so, we are asking participants to set a goal of collecting $100 in donations. This money will go toward the common goal of changing lives. With these funds, you can be part of helping a family in need.

It’s challenging for families to overcome the challenges of homelessness, especially with the cost of living today. That’s where the community must step up and try to make a difference. You have the perfect opportunity to participate in Cardboard City. Every penny you raise in donations will be used for the homeless population in the area and help them achieve stability.

What’s New for 2022?

In the past, Cardboard City was only a live event. This year, we are proud to announce several virtual components.

As usual, participants can spend the night in a tent, cardboard box, or car to learn the challenges of being homeless. Lakewood Methodist Church even offers a space where participants can remain socially distanced. The church is also providing a meal for those who participate.

If you want to participate virtually, we ask that you stay at home but not in your bed. This means sleeping on the floor, couch, in a tent outside, or in your car, in your driveway.

We encourage everyone in the community to participate in Jacksonville’s Cardboard City event – families, youth groups, and anyone else who wants to help make a difference in the life of a homeless child.

How to Register

It’s easy to register for the event. You can mail your forms ahead of time, or you can bring them on the night of the event.

Are You Ready to Help?

Homelessness doesn’t discriminate. It’s something that can happen to anyone. Those experiencing this now often rely on the kindness of strangers to get the boost they need to restore their life and stability. Cardboard City is this opportunity.

Now you can help ensure that others in the community have the housing they need to provide their children with a sense of stability and security.

Sign up today or print the forms to bring along the night of the event. The more people who participate, the more money will be raised. The more money raised, the more homeless families and children we can help. Let’s all join together to ensure this event is a huge success.