Night at the Shelter, Sleep Out


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Posted Online: Oct. 11, 2012, 12:00 pm
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Press release submitted by Humility of Mary Shelter

Davenport, IA – Have you ever wanted to sleep outside under the stars at the local baseball field?? Well here is your chance - spend the night at Modern Woodmen Park – home of the QC River Bandits on Friday, October 19th by going to the website www.humilityofmaryshelter.com and print off your Night at the Shelter – Sleep Out Donation Detail packet. Simply ask everyone you know "Will you support me and my effort to help the homeless?" No amount is too small and a $10 donation will support one bed for one night. The top THREE fundraisers in each category will receive a prize and have their name printed on the back of next year's Sleep Out shirt. Participate in the Build Your Own Shelter contest and then stay the night in what you build. Activities throughout the evening will include music, a performance by ComedySportz, a Poverty Simulation, special activities and the Build Your Own Shelter contest.

The purpose for this event is to bring awareness to homelessness in the Quad City Area and raise funds for Humility of Mary Shelter (HMSI). HMSI took over the shelter in September 2008 when it was at high risk of closing. The community's overwhelming support played a vital role in the development of HMSI and it is this support that will ensure the continuation of shelter services to the homeless men and women in the Quad City Area well into the future.






















 



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