On Friday, October 3, 2014, Family Promise of Gallatin Valley will host the 8th annual Cardboard Box City in Bogert Park. This community education event is a great opportunity for kids and families to help build awareness and raise funds for homeless families in our community.

Despite the booming economy, Bozeman continues to be a challenging place to live for those on the margin. With minimum wage in Montana at $7.90 per hour, and rents in Bozeman hovering around $850 for a one-bedroom, just finding affordable housing can seem like an impossible task -- not to mention paying for food, childcare, and medical expenses.

Participants in the annual Cardboard Box City event who collect pledges of $100 or more secure themselves the opportunity to set up and decorate a cardboard box home for the night. Starting at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 3, participants can set up their boxes and enjoy a pizza dinner, music, prizes and lots of fun! They then spend the evening under the stars.

Individuals of all ages, families, youth groups, sororities, fraternities, civic and faith organizations are all welcome. Visit www.familypromisegv.org to register today!