MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As the cold weather comes in, many families don’t have a warm place to sleep.

That’s why hundreds of teenagers are sleeping outside Friday morning to raise awareness about homelessness.

It’s called the Cardboard Box City, and it takes place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

The evening begins at 4 p.m. Thursday when kids can come set up their tents and boxes. From 5 to 8 p.m. kids have a soup kitchen supper, followed by entertainment by Sheltered Reality.

By 8 a.m. Friday, the kids are on their way.

Last year, over 400 youth and youth leaders gathered at Baldwin Park on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and were able to raise nearly $20,000 to help Project Home and Families Moving Forward.

Learn more by visiting Cardboard Box City online.

  1. uffta says:

    Well, these kids should be in a Safe area!  The Gangs and Ragheads could pose a threat. But, I can imagine a large body of Police will protect them. With all the concentration  of police in one area. These gangs and Ragheads could raise Hell in other parts of crime in this infested city….Maybe, these kids could hold up at the Target Center. The only problem there in the Lice and other communicable diseases! In this great City of Fear, that lurks at every corner! Maybe, the best thing to do is have the kids stay home and let the Homeless fend for themselves! Maybe, let the Homeless stay in the Target Center.