CBA's Lasallian Youth participated in the Family Promise Cardboard Box City last Friday night (September 28th). Family Promise is a group that attempts to help homeless people into a residence and as such, the cardboard box city is meant to give us a sense of what it's like to be homeless.
The night began with people turning in the donations/pledges they'd collected and setting up their boxes. Dinner followed in the form of a soup line. We all had soup and bread. Afterwards, there were some guest speakers, and some musical performers. A good time was had by all.
Somewhere around 10 pm it began to rain and we all got into our well-tarped boxes and hunkered down. We woke up between 6 and 6:30 am, had a bagel or donut, and made our ways home.
CBA actually won four awards: Best Decorated Box (Mike Palella - with much help from Steven Nosti, John Spadavecchia, and Peter Murphy); Most money collected individually (Justin Herbert); and two group awards - the largest group (we had 18 students and two chaperones), and the most money collected by a group. In the overall, Family Promise collected more than $16,000.
Congratulations to the Lasallian Youth who did such a great job making this event a huge success: William Antonides, Nick Ciccone, Owen Corrigan, Nolan Delaney, Jack Fitzsimmons, Justin Herbert, Jonathan Login, Brendan Madden, Hunter Mazzetti, Peter Murphy, Steven Nosti, Alex Olsen, Mike Palella, Luke Policastro, Ryan Powell, Joseph Seares, Henry Silkworth, John Spadavecchia.