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October 6, 2014

SVSU Hosts ‘Cardboard City’ to Raise Awareness of Homelessness

Monday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. to morning
SVSU courtyard

Saginaw Valley State University's Student Life Center will host an event to raise awareness about homelessness for World Habitat Day Monday, Oct. 6.

During the “Cardboard City” event, students will construct their own cardboard houses and sleep overnight in the campus courtyard. Students will also raise funds for the Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity affiliate and participate in activities from 6-10 p.m. At 10 p.m., students will watch a documentary, "Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home," and reflect on the film.

About 50 students are anticipated to participate in the event. All participants must bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food pantry.

Pictures from the event will be posted to social media using #SVCardboardCity.