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Cardboard City

  • Herman Park Center 901 E Ash St Goldsboro, NC, 27530 United States (map)

Would you give up your bed for one night…

…If it could change the life of a homeless person? 


Cardboard City of Goldsboro

Bringing awareness and aid to the homeless.

Nov. 22-23

What: Collect donations and sleep out one night in a cardboard box to help raise awareness and aid to the homeless in Wayne County.


Come out and listen to local bands and guest speakers as we gather together as a community for this common cause.

Who: Open to everyone! Families, youth groups, clubs, schools, civic groups … are encouraged to  attend together. Spend the evening or night!

Where: Front lawn of the Herman Park Center, 901 E. Ash Street  Goldsboro 

Why raise awareness?  Homelessness is often overlooked in our area. Homeless people are often not sleeping in cardboard boxes or tents in plain view. It is a minority of homeless people who sit at street corners together with a cardboard sign asking for spare change. An alarming amount of homeless people in Goldsboro are under the age of 18 and are attending our schools.

Why raise funds?  Many of the programs in Wayne County are dependent upon donations and fundraisers to help provide food and shelter to the needy. We want to help those programs reach more families and to increase the quantity and quality of help. Many groups and individuals are seeking ways to narrow the mission field to our own backyard but are unsure of where their money will go or who will benefit from their help. Cardboard City of Goldsboro is hoping to bring our community together to answer the question “What can I do to help?”

Earlier Event: November 1
International Day of Prayer Simulcast
Later Event: November 30
Samaritan's Purse #g8waygives Challenge