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Cardboard City

  • Please make sure to designate who's box you are donating towards! In paypal it says 'Cardboard City Designated to' & will let you enter a name.  

  • $500 gets you out of the box, but it is encouraged to raise as much money as you can.  There will be a *grand* prize for the person (group) that raises the most money! 


9th Annual Cardboard City

Cardboard City is a fundraiser held for The Ark every November. Tour the "city" and see the "boxes" created by volunteers, and help us promote awareness of homelessness in our community.

How It Works:

Cardboard City raises much-needed funds for The Ark. Each box represents homelessness and each volunteer "in the box" raises $500 or more through donations for The Ark. 

Volunteers will send out a Donation Request to those they are requesting help them get "out of the box". 

I am participating in Cardboard City, the annual fundraiser benefiting The Ark on the evening of Saturday, November 19, 2022.  Please help me raise $500 (hopefully more) to "get out of the box".  I have agreed to be "homeless" in downtown Elkin at 257 Standard Street from 5p-6:30p.  All volunteers agree to go- rain, snow, or shine! 

I am asking you for a tax-deductible donation to The Ark & to help me spread awareness about homelessness in the Yadkin Valley.  If I raise $500 before November 19, I may "get out of the box" & go home at 5pm.  Otherwise, I must remain "homeless" until I raise $500 or until 6:30pm, whichever comes first.  

We do hold a contest for the most creative box! First place wins a prize! We will judge the boxes at 5:30p. 


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