Lycoming College to host 'Box City 2013' fundraiser for homeless shelter

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Lycoming College Community Service Center is collaborating with the First United Methodist Church of Williamsport and the American Rescue Workers (ARW) to hold “Box City 2013,” a fundraiser to benefit ARW’s Saving Grace Shelter, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 22-23. The event will be held on the college’s intramural fields from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. and is open to the public.

Participants will spend the night in cardboard boxes, a “box city,” built by Lycoming students currently enrolled in Community Service courses, to symbolize the daily challenges faced by the homeless. Along with the makeshift city, there also will be live music, a bonfire and a movie about homelessness.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.