SUNY Brockport Tent City Project Raises Awareness of Homelessness
This national initiative is sponsored twice each year on the SUNY Brockport campus. Students, employers and volunteers of Habitat for Humanity, and others reside in cardboard boxes for the two-day event. The participants, who set up their boxes in the center of campus, aim to raise awareness for homelessness in Rochester and beyond.
Money raised provided 340 hot meals as well as advocacy services, drop-in assistance, overnight stays, holiday dinners and gifts, and services at Farbridge House Ministry for individuals with substance abuse problems.