Plan to attend the Night at the Shelter- SleepOut Benefiting the Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. Print
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Written by Melanie Jones   
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:08

The Humility of Mary Shelter’s annual Night at the Shelter SleepOut will be held October 4-5, 2013 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.  The Night at the Shelter SleepOut is designed to bring awareness about homelessness in the Quad City community and raise funds to help provide beds and support for homeless persons served at the Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.  

Gather your family and friends and join us for a fun-filled and enlightening experience to help fight homelessness in the QC area.  The event kicks off at 4:00 pm on Friday October 4th with an evening packed with fun for the whole family.  Activities throughout the evening will include: live music, a performance by Comedy Sportz, bags and kickball tournaments, food vendors, Jumpin Joeys bounce houses, an outdoor movie on the Modern Woodmen Park jumbo screen, and a homelessness learning opportunity: “Trading Places, A Homeless Experience”.  Plus you can participate in the “Build Your Own Shelter” contest and stay the night in what you build.  

The event concludes on Saturday, October 5th.

Admission to this event is $10 per person, although we hope you will help us raise additional funds by asking everyone you know to sponsor your efforts to help the homeless. No amount is too small and a $10 donation will support a bed for one night. The top three fundraisers will receive a Faithful Quilt Award and their name on next year’s event T-shirt. Your participation in this event will help ensure the continuation of shelter services to homeless men and women in the QC area well into the future. Visit www.humilityofmaryshelter.com for more information and to print off your Donation Tracking Packet.

Proud sponsors of this event include: Alcoa, ComedySportz Quad Cities, CURSILLO, Iowa Finance Authority, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, Quad Cities River Bandits, Quad City Times, and Stecker Graphics.

Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc. provides emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supporting housing programs that offer opportunities for men and women experiencing homelessness to become emotionally, mentally, and physically more stable.  The shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has proudly served the Quad City community since 2008.