Scottsdale rally brings awareness to plight of homeless

Despite the improving economy, many families are still homeless contend proponents of Cardboard City, an annual awareness and fundraising event that serves to educate the community.

Cardboard City, which is a fundraising rally benefiting Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, encourages participants to live for one evening under the stars in his or her own cardboard home, according to a press release.

This year’s event is from 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 to 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road in Scottsdale.

There are an estimated 4,004 homeless families in greater Phoenix, the release states.

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers open their houses of worship to provide emergency shelter, meals and support to homeless families.

At its Family Center in Scottsdale, the organization provides a day center, employment assistance, counseling and other services for families in the emergency shelter program, the release states.

Go to www.familypromiseaz.org.

 

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