Cardboard City Challenge
$10 – $20
Cardboard City Challenge

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Downtown YMCA

2 West Franklin Street

Richmond, VA 23220

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Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity will be hosting our third Cardboard City Challenge this Spring! Teams spend a night in cardboard constructed shacks, learning more about affordable housing issues, and how Habitat plays a role in helping families to have a safe place to call home. This event is open to youth ages, 13-18. Each team must have at least 2 members. There is no maximum team size, but your team will have to fit in your constructed shack.

We will provide the materials to construct your shack.

  • Each person will be given a list of what to bring to the event.

  • Each team can bring one item to incorporate in to the shack.

  • Each team MUST have at least one adult volunteer who helps during the duration of the event.

  • Prizes are awarded for shack construction.

What happens during the event?

The event starts at 5PM and ends at 7AM the following morning.

  • We do an orientation on Habitat for Humanity

  • Shack building competition

  • Service project(s)

  • Dinner and Breakfast

  • Affordable Housing Movie

  • Poverty Simulation

Rules for the Event:

  • Materials for shack construction include cardboard, duct tape, markers, box cutters/scissors and one sheet of poster board.

  • Each team can bring items to incorporate into their shack.

  • o The items/materials can include what is used for the advocacy visual or statement. Prizes are given to the team that has the best visual or statement that supports advocacy for affordable housing.

  • No generators

  • No power tools

  • No paint (painted items should be done before the event)

  • No alcohol, drugs, or tobacco (If you violate this rule, you will immediately be asked you to leave.)

  • Teams must consist of at least 2 team members. There is no maximum number for teams, but all team members must be able to fit in and sleep in the shack.

  • Each team should have at least one person at their shack at all times.


Registration includes t-shirt and dinner & breakfast!

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Richmond, VA 23220

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