Housed Not Hidden

Making the Invisible Visible

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Help us to advocate for the Housing First model to be fully adopted by Oneida County to address the inhumane conditions of people who are unable overcome the barriers to housing and shelter. Spend 24 hours on the streets of Utica with Pastor Mike living as an unhoused person depending only on your wits and the good will of others for food, shelter, money, and bathroom facilities. We are inviting two people every Friday night starting July 22 through September30th. For safety purposes, we ask women to participate with a trusted partner. Every participant will get a copy of the book, Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski and will be asked to participate in our Saturday Oct 8th workshop with Gwendolyn Dordick, https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/prof...

If you would like to also be a team peer to peer fundraiser for this event by having people sponsor you, we would appreciate it. You will get your own team page to customize and can share to your friends this important work. Let us know. Please email us @ plymouthbethes[email protected] for more information and questions you may have.   

How do I do this?

#1  REGISTER    Experience 24 hours living on the streets of Utica NY.  Register for #housednothidd by clicking on the register/donate button to get a ticket for $100 and we will supply the book, Under the Overpass and a t-shirt.  Choose the 24 hour time period you want.  We ask women to come with a trusted partner for safety.

#2  INVITE  FORM A TEAM and invite family and friends from across the country and throughout the world to join you as you raise awareness about people experiencing homelessness on the streets of Utica.   Don't forget to customize your team page and share your  fundraising page on social media. #housednothidden

  • #3  GO FOR IT  show up at Cornerstone Church , 6:45 pm on your day. 500 Plant St Time for the event is 7pm to 7pm
  • Park in our parking lot on Plant St.
  • Personal items can be locked up in our office.   Have a safe way to carry your phone
  • Clothing for the 24 hours will be chosen from our closet
  • Experience many of the challenges of people on the street as you complete tasks to find food and water, safe places to rest and sleep, and other things to survive.  All necessities will depend on the kindness of others.
  • Contact [email protected] with questions or for more info.

#4  POST AND SHARE   Let the experience expand your perceptions.   Take before and after pictures.  Do a FB live to talk about how it is going.  Share your pictures on social media with #housednothidden.  Please respect the circumstances and dignity of people experiencing homelessness that you meet.  Tag us Cornerstone Community Church     Cornerstone Plymouth Bethesda  The Morrow Warming Center

#5 PRIZES  Let's have a friendly competition.  You can compete as a team or separately as an individual.  There will be prizes for the most funds raised in both categories, for the number of participants in your team, for the largest number of donors, and other categories.  We will also have a general drawing.   Prizes will be announced at our workshop.  Gift certificates, apparel, and other items are offered.   If you or your friend or a business has a prize you would like to offer  let us know.   Watch our FB pages to see how and what you can win!

                                              

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$700

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Cornerstone Plymouth Bethesda

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 13-4357678