PEORIA — Phoenix Community Development Services will be hosting a Gimme Shelter event on Friday, March 6, in Peoria.
From the Facebook event page:
Gimme Shelter is an event hosted by Phoenix Community Development Services to give our citizens an opportunity to help in the fight to end homelessness in Central Illinois and to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those without homes.
Participants are asked to raise $1000 for the “privilege” of spending the night outside in a cardboard box from 6:00 pm in the evening until 6:00 am the next morning.
Gimme Shelter will:
• bring our community together
• raise awareness of the plight of those with nowhere to call home
• and provide a powerful opportunity to learn more about homelessness.
Participants will experience a bit of what it might be like to be outside, overnight, in the Central Illinois cold. Proceeds from Gimme Shelter will benefit Phoenix Community Development Services and support our continuing efforts to provide permanent supportive housing and homeless outreach services to end homelessness in our community.
We are asking our key partners to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our work. By participating in Gimme Shelter, you will help end homelessness in central Illinois, and you’ll help your friends feel good about doing good!
Sign up today at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/gimmeshelter2020/register/