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Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication
Individuals experiencing - or at risk of experiencing - homelessness in Orange and Durham Counties in North Carolina lack access to individually-specific resources that would help them help themselves out of poverty.
Box-Out raises money for the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), which offers savings opportunities, micro-loans, financial education, and assertive support to individuals who are underemployed and unemployed. Each Box-Out Sponsorship goes DIRECTLY to CEF, meeting clients' needs on an individual basis. Box-Out is a UNC-CH event during which students get sponsored to sleep in the Pit in cardboard boxes for a night, raising awareness of issues of homelessness while raising money for CEF. The more money Box-Out 2011 participants raise, the more clients we will be able to serve this year! START A DRIVE NOW! Sign up for the event and start fundraising for Box-Out. First, make a username and password, then come back to this page, click “Start A Drive” on the left of this page, set your fundraising goal ($30 recommended minimum to get a Box-Out T-Shirt), and get started by sending the link to friends and family. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org