Community Block Party Kicks Off Sleep Out
5-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9
The 2013 Sleep Out campaign kicks off this year with a community block party, poverty simulation and prayer walk, all at IOCP.
5 p.m. Sleep Out Prayer Walk
Join your neighbors and friends in a pre-party prayer walk for the success of the 2013 Sleep Out campaign. We’ll begin at IOCP at 5 p.m. and process through the IOCP neighborhood as we pray together for the struggling families in our community.
6 p.m. Community Block Party
The block party begins in our parking lot at 6 p.m. Our favorite local band, Tapestry, will provide the tunes to get us all moving together to help our neighbors through the 2013 Sleep Out campaign. A great addition will be a few of the area’s best food trucks with food for sale that will satisfy the most ravenous of hungers.
Inside guests can participate in two service/learning activities: Packing food for delivery to the elderly and an interactive learning game around education and literacy.
7 p.m. Poverty Simulation
At 7 p.m., you’re invited to move inside IOCP’s building for a unique opportunity to experience the struggles of low-income families through a 90-minute facilitated poverty simulation exercise. This is a great learning opportunity for individuals or families with kids ages 10+ and teens. You will walk in the shoes of an IOCP family as they struggle to make ends meet. All are welcome. Space is limited, so reserve your spot(s) now.