November 16, 2017

Cardboard City at SVSU to address homelessness awareness, raise funds for Habitat for Humanity

Saginaw Valley State University students will gather in the SVSU Student Center Thursday, Nov. 16, and build makeshift homes out of cardboard boxes, where they will spend the night during the annual Cardboard City event.

Coinciding with the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, this simulated experience aims to raise SVSU student awareness about the homeless population. Students involved in the event will pay participation fees - including purchasing cardboard - and all proceeds will benefit Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity.

"A world where everyone has a decent place to live" is the vision for the Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity. The SVSU campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity wants to help that vision become a reality.

Registration begins at 4 p.m Thursday, Nov. 16, but continues throughout the night, so students are welcome to sign-up whenever they are available. The night will also include games, a movie, and service-based education. The program concludes at 7 a.m. the next morning, Friday, Nov. 17.