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2nd Annual Cardboard City Lock-Out

Youth Voice One Vision, Youth as Resources and Nazareth College Center for Service Learning have come together to coordinate the 2nd Annual Cardboard City Lock-Out.

Youth from throughout the city will work together to create a "city" out of cardboard and will then spend the night outside in downtown Rochester. The youth will bring attention to the issue of homelessness in Rochester and Monroe County, as well as to collect donations for local homeless youth and adult.

The Cardboard City Lock-Out will take place at Washington Square Park at 181 South Clinton Ave starting at 5:15p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13 through the morning of Saturday, Aug. 14. 

Several community leaders will give remarks, including State Senator Joseph Robach, City Council President Lovely Warren, City Councilwoman Elaine Spaull and City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Youth Services Commissioner Luis Burgos. Following these speakers, participating youth will construct the Cardboard City.

Businesses, agencies, faith-based organizations and community members can support the event by donating material items or gift cards at City Recreation Centers (see www.cityofrochester.gov/recreationcenters). Donations are to be distributed among the Center for Youth, Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester, House of Mercy and Alternatives for Battered Women. For more information about donations or becoming involved with Cardboard City, contact Katie Kieper at 428-7371 or kieperk@cityofrochester.gov.

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