Home Sweet Home Ministries

About The Event

WHAT IS A NIGHT IN A CAR?

A homelessness simulation that shines a spotlight on the hidden aspect of homelessness that many in our community experience--living in their cars. Participants will "live" out of their cars during the overnight hours. We are challenging participants to raise $1,000 per car.

 

WHEN AND WHERE WILL THIS EVENT TAKE PLACE?

Friday, February 4th, 2022 at 7 pm. The simulation will be done "drive-in" style at Trinity Lutheran Church, 801 South Madison Street, in Bloomington. The church will be open for quick bathroom breaks and coffee. The entire night will be spent in your vehicles with special learning experiences online.

If you prefer, you also have the option to "zoom-in" and join us online from your own driveway. It's a great way to experience the event without leaving home! Challenge your family members and friends to join you.

 

WHY GET INVOLVED?

Your participation helps those in need right here in Bloomington-Normal. When you reach your $1,000 goal you and all of your supporters provide one month of food and shelter for one person. That then allows that person to gain stability and begin to initiate steps toward becoming a contributing citizen of the community. You help provide others the opportunity to a fresh start!

Check out what our past volunteers had to say about participating. Make an impact and challenge yourself, family, and friends today!

EXTRA TIPS AND MOTIVATION

On December 1st, 2020, 60 participants joined together on Zoom to share inspiration, tips, and details about Night In A Car on Friday, February 5th, 2021. If you missed out, please enjoy watching the zoom meeting recorded below.

RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION

  1. No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances.
  2. No candles or open flames.
  3. Have a full tank of gas.
  4. Dress warmly. Bring blankets and flashlights. Participants are advised to bring plenty of blankets and wear extra socks, gloves, and hats.
  5. Come inside to warm up as needed.
  6. Restrooms and refreshments, including snacks and hot beverages, will be provided throughout the event.
  7. Security volunteers will make rounds of the parking lot every 30 minutes.
  8. Participants may invite their supporters to spend a portion of the night in their car with them.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4TH, 2022

*Schedule will be provided as we draw closer to the event. Thank you!