Car City gives the community an opportunity to learn about family homelessness in a meaningful, hands-on way by sleeping overnight in their cars or in the church building. Similar to the idea of a walk-a-thon, participants in Car City raise a registration fee plus pledges to benefit the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN). “Virtual” participants (raise funds and attend the event, but sleep at home) are also welcome!
Register as an individual or as part of a team. Registration fee = $30 adult/$15 youth (age 12 - 18). Groups, families and individuals are encouraged to register, raise funds and attend the evening's events. Minimum one adult chaperone (age 21+) per seven participants age 18 or younger required. Raise a minimum of $50 and earn a Car City T-Shirt!
City and Neighborhood Sponsors
Woodforest National Bank
The Ogden Group at Sage Rutty
UnitedHealthcare Community Group
Woods Gillman LLP
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
John Betlem Heating and Cooling
Street Sponsors & In-Kind Donors
Adonai Community Services
Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning
Jennifer Isaac, Howard Hanna Real Estate
Marchioni & Associates
Heveron and Company CPAs, LLC
NextStep Connections of the Finger Lakes, LLC
Northgate Car Wash
Funny Farm T-Shirts
Information for Sponsors
On any given night, 100 families are homeless in Rochester, many staying in shelters, motels, with friends, and sometimes in their cars. The Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network is a not-for-profit, interfaith, culturally-competent organization of faith communities that helps homeless families achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services including shelter, food, personalized case management, and a diverse network of caring volunteers.
Your dollars will help our staff provide: bus tickets for job and apartment searches; assistance with landlord relationships; school and job uniforms; diapers, clothing and toiletry items; connections to vocational training programs, GED and college classes; household cleaning supplies for new apartment renters; gas cards; parenting, nutritional, and financial information through life skills workshops; moving help and access to furniture and household goods; access to health care and legal resources; referrals to other social service agencies; and…
…a place where families can stay together and return home.