Sleeping in a box overnight and braving 27 degree temperatures helped create homelessness awareness for South Seneca students along with providing a sizable donation to the Seneca Falls chapter of Habitat for Humanity. A check for $1,038 was presented to Menzo Case, President of the Seneca County Habitat for Humanity, by Cardboard City student organizers, Scott Hawley and Robert Henderson.
Mr. Case thanked the 35 students who garnered sponsors and braved the chilly April overnight temperatures to raise funds and awareness and alleviate housing shortages in our area. Fighting a biting wind, students and parents fashioned one, two and four person structures out of cardboard, tarps and duct tape in hopes of staying warm for the night. The high school football field was the setting for this worthwhile event.
This event is part of the South Seneca ELA and Distance Learning classes that are involved in local and global service projects. The group would like to thank parent volunteer, Jim McGonigal, who for the third year was the ‘night watchman’ and stayed awake throughout the night to watch over the students.