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Thank you to our sponsors, participants and volunteers for a successful event!

Cardboard City 2022

Was Saturday, October 15

First Presbyterian Church

502 N. 8th Street in Manitowoc

Sleep in a cardboard box, pitch a tent, or sleep in your car to bring awareness to homelessness. Homelessness is an issue that is caused by poverty, broken family relationships and multiple circumstances. Everyone's story is unique.

Unfortunately, many communities including ours have seen an unprecedented increase in homelessness due to after effects of the pandemic, a lack of affordable and accessible housing, and closing of businesses affecting people’s jobs and childcare. 


The minimum pledge is only $20 and every single dollar helps us serve those in need. All proceeds go to The Haven, Hope House of Manitowoc County, and Habitat for Humanity. Bring yourself, your family and friends. 

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A Homeless Experience Event benefiting:

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JOIN US for this hybrid event  

  • Virtual participation from October 7 - 16

  • In-person, culminating event at First Presbyterian Church 4pm October 15 - 8am October 16. 
    Attending the culminating event is optional. 

Hope House, The Haven, and Habitat for Humanity provide shelter and resources to assist those experiencing
homelessness in our community. The partnership between these three non-profit organizations means that those most in need in our community are able to get the help they need.

How to Participate

Your company, business, family, group, or organization can be a part of this event.

Here’s what you do:

  • Download and fill out the participation form below. Or pick up participation forms at any of our three organizations.

  • Collect donations and pledges to support your efforts from your family, friends and neighbors.

  • Option 1: Sleep outside overnight in a cardboard box home, a tent, or in your car at your home, school or work parking lot, campground, etc. between October 7 and October 16 and upload family-friendly photos and videos of your participation to our Facebook page.

  • Option 2: Sleep outside overnight in a cardboard box home, a tent, or in your car at First Presbyterian Church (502 N. 8th Street in Manitowoc) on October 15, and hear speakers from our organizations’ programs, live entertainment, food, and community.

  • Mail or drop off completed forms and donations to The Haven at 1003 Marshall Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220. *Please ensure it is labeled for Cardboard City. All proceeds will be divided evenly amongst the three organizations

Participate from home and send us your videos

by posting them on our Facebook page!


  • Each participant will recieve a Cardboard City T-shirt. T-shirt sizes of participants will need to be received by September 20th.

  • Donations and pledge forms will need to be marked for Cardboard City and dropped off on or before October 15th.

  • Swag bags and T-shirts will be available for pick-up starting on October 7th at The Haven.


If you are participating in our Event Night on October 15th, please sign and bring these forms:

Become a Sponsor!

Our Sponsors

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Community Quotes

“I’m not sure what our family would have done if Hope House hadn’t been here to help us. We are extremely grateful and thankful to have received so much help and to have been presented the opportunity to work this amazing program – which not only helped us to achieve and maintain structure and stability within our lives but also presents new opportunities and tools to change and better our futures.”

– Erica and family, former guests of Hope House

“For me Habitat for Humanity is stability where there used to be helplessness.  Habitat builds community through its local volunteers working side by side with my family.  I’ve grown as a person with Habitat, receiving independence and self-advocacy skills, as these are expectations for the homeowners.  They are taught by people in our own community that remain role models and friends. Habitat built strength in our family by having the whole family involved in the building process.  Habitat makes me feel valued. The respect that I am treated with from my Habitat family is the same respect I have brought up both my kids with!  Habitat for Humanity took away the helplessness and replaced it with strength, pride, and an appreciation for my community and a desire to be a part of it!    

- Janet, Habitat Homeowner

“Since leaving the Haven I’ve started a small drywall business, gained full custody of my teenage daughter, and am proud to be a homeowner along with my seriously loving and supportive fiancé. The accountability and hard work ethic that The Haven instilled in my life have changed my life, but more importantly, change my attitude and outlook upon the  world around me.”

- Nate, former guest of The Haven

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