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.
Friday, February 2nd, 2024 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.
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 2nd, 2021, participants joined together on Zoom to share inspiration, tips, and details about Night In A Car on Friday, February 4th, 2022. If you missed out, please enjoy watching the zoom meeting recorded below.
Schedule for NIAC: Trinity Lutheran Participants
7:00 pm Check-in
7:30 pm Welcome, Instructions, and Game of Life Activity
8:00 pm Residential Stories
8:15 pm Tent Encampment/Shelter Village Update
8:30 pm Prayer and Send Off
6:00 am Morning Recap Inside
Schedule for NIAC: Remote Participants
8:30 pm Check-In on Zoom (Zoom invitation will be emailed)
8:45 pm Welcome, Instructions, and Game of Life Activity
9:15 pm Residential Stories
9:30 pm Tent Encampment/Shelter Village Update
9:45 pm Prayer and Send Off
6:30 am Morning Recap on Zoom (Zoom invitation will be emailed)