Join us for the 10th Annual

Cardboard Box City


Family Promise of Monmouth County is proud to present our 10th annual Cardboard Box City fundraising event on Friday, Oct 4th, 2019. Event participants will spend the night in boxes at Fort Monmouth in Oceanport to raise money and awareness for Family Promise, a support agency in Monmouth County that keeps homeless families together while providing them with services to assist them back into homes of their own. 


How To Participate In The Event

Details: Participants in Cardboard Box City raise a minimum of $100 in pledges and contributions and sleep overnight in a cardboard box “home” as a resident of Box City. There will be activities, entertainment and food for participants. Awards will be given to the participants who raise the most money and to the most creative dwelling. Cardboard Box City is open to all: families, adults and children (children must be supervised by an adult), scouting troops (youth to adult ratio 5:1), and youth groups. Participants supply their own dwellings (usually large refrigerator, washer/dryer boxes that can be picked up at appliance stores). There is also the opportunity to be a “virtual resident” by raising the pledges and sleeping at home.

What we need you to do:

Ask the youth group at your congregation/school if they will participate Post flyers around your congregation/school Ask to have flyers posted in newsletters/bulletins See below for brochure and forms Please contact Jess at or 732-495-1050 if you need more information.

Share Your Experience During The Event

Like us on Facebook: “Family Promise Monmouth County“

Follow us on Twitter: @FamilyPromiseMC

Follow us on Instagram: @FamilyPromiseMC

Use the Hashtags: #CBC9, #9thannualcardboardboxcity, #cardboardboxcity2018

Facts & Forms


Pledge Form

Youth guidelines


Cardboard Box City Flyer

Fund Raising Options

Tips for maximizing your participation

Family Promise CBC Tri-Fold

Sponsor letter Download and print Sponsor’s letter

Getting to the Event