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OWN 2017 Participants - Brittni Knackmuhs
Brittni Knackmuhs, (Camp WBGL)
This morning after I woke up, I walked into my living room and started my Keurig. I went to my fireplace and lit it to take the chill out of the air. I sat on my couch with my coffee and my Bible and I began to pray. I expressed to God how grateful I am for waking up this morning with a roof over my head, and heat to keep me warm on the outside, coffee to warm me on the inside. I am thankful because I know what it's like to have little and what it's like to have plenty.
I have been listening to WBGL speak about One Winter Night for the past week or so and I've really felt the Lord pushing me to volunteer to become a box dweller. I myself have spent a very brief time in a shelter while in high school while we got out of a bad home situation. I have also had family members take my daughter and I in on three separate occasions while I got my feet back on the ground. I have been beyond fortunate to ALWAYS have someone there to catch me when I fall. I have never had nothing, I have had little.... but never nothing. No one should be without a home, no one should wonder where their next meal is coming from, no one should live like some of these men, women, and children are forced to. But unfortunately not everyone has been blessed with family or friends to catch them and help them get back on track. That is why God has called people like the ones behind C-U at Home and people like you to donate to such an amazing cause.
And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.' - Matthew 25:40
About the Event
Believe it or not, on any given night, literally hundreds of people in Champaign County do not spend the night in their own home. Some sleep with friends. Others sleep in shelters. Some sleep in cars. And others sleep outside. C-U at Home One Winter Night raises awareness about those who are homeless, helping others realize that someday that could be me.
One Winter Night will be held in the heart of downtown Champaign on Friday, February 3, from 6pm-6am. We hope to have at least 200 people spend the night outside in a cardboard box for 12 hours. We will be hosting educational presentations about various topics related to homelessness from 7pm-10pm. We will also be featuring our full-length documentary, The Phoenix: Hope Is Rising, every 2 hours throughout the night, starting at 10pm. This documentary takes you from the birth of C-U at Home all the way up to the future of our ministry. You can find out more about the documentary and find out how you can host a screening of the film at: www.thephoenixhopeisrising.com
NEW this year is the OWN Children's Corner! It's a place where young people can learn more about our friends without an address. Story times at 7:15pm, 8:15pm, and 9:15pm. Activities that we do at The Phoenix Daytime Drop-in Center. Writing notes and drawing pictures for our friends at The Phoenix. It's sure to be a great opportunity for your kids to learn and grow right along with other kids.
The goal this year for C-U at Home One Winter Night is $200,000, which will be about 2/3 of our 2017 annual budget.
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Your tax-deductible financial gift will enable us to house and support the most vulnerable homeless in our area. Our goal with C-U at Home One Winter Night is to raise enough money to house and support many additional residents from our community in 2017.
To Give via Credit Card
You can use a credit card to make a donation via PayPal. Thank you.
To Give via Check
Please make your check payable to C-U at Home, and put Brittni Knackmuhs on the memo line. Then mail your check to:
C-U at Home
PO Box 8816
Champaign, IL 61826
THANK YOU for helping the homeless!
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