Lawton's Family Promise is a local non-profit organization that is currently looking for local support to continue the goal of helping homeless families in Lawton. Records show that more than 350 youngsters in the Lawton Public School System have no permanent home to go to. To help fight the issue of homelessness, Family Promise has organized it's annual "Box City" event, hoping to bring awareness to the plight of the city's homeless population.

Their first event is schedule for April 1 and it plans to give residents the chance to experience homeless for one night. "Box City" will give local residents the chance for just one night to live out of a cardboard box overnight. The organization's director, Courtney Risch, says the group needs more people to register for the event. According to Risch, there is currently only 50 people signed up for the event, but she's hoping for a lot more. Risch says without the money from annual fundraisers, the money received from donations and grants doesn't go far in helping those in need in the Lawton area.

Box City is scheduled for April 1st, across from the baseball field at Cameron University. You can register for the event by going by the Family Promise of Lawton's office at 910 SW ‘E’ Ave., or on their Facebook page. You can also sign up the day of the event. All the proceeds from the entry fee will go to Family Promise to help them help the homeless.

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source: KSWO news