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Monday, December 22, 2008

Would you sleep in a cardboard box?

Every one is gearing up for the holidays. Shopping is underway and the decorating has begun. Every year, our community invites its members to sleep in a cardboard box in the city park. Now, I know this may sound weird, but it truly serves a purpose.

It is easy to take for granted that we have warm houses to come home to. Could you imagine not having any home at all? The night in the box gives us a little glimpse of what it would be like to be homeless. My son’s Boy Scout troop makes and serves homemade soup for three hours in the evening for anyone that wants or needs it before snuggling in for the night. It was a very brisk night and we haven’t even had snow yet.

Please remember the homeless, homebound and lonely. Go through your closets and find clothes you no longer wear or blankets you no longer use. Donate to shelters and food banks. It will make you feel warm…inside…where it counts.

Welcome to my life.

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