RAIHN Car City Carnival 2018

Join us on April 28, 2018

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Event Details
Where St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Penfield, NY
Starts 04/28/2018 @ 5:00 PM
Ends 04/29/2018 @ 7:30 AM
Check-in Time 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Registration Cutoff 04/28/2018 @ 8:00 PM
Donation Cutoff 06/01/2018 @ 12:00 PM
Contact Sharon Burke
Phone 585-671-6446
Email Address caijulste@rochester.rr.com


Grab some friends, get some sponsors, and experience the RAIHN Car City Carnival!

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!

Help us reach our goal of $25,000 by registering and raising funds or donating today!

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!



5PM                  Check in/Registration

                            Balloon Crafts


6PM                   Dinner

7PM                   Homelessness Awareness Interactive Activity

8PM                   Carnival and Games by 

                             78 foot Inflatable Obstacle Course, carnival snacks         

​10:30PM           Pre-bedtime Yoga Cooldown

11PM                  Optional sleepover in cars or gym

6:30 AM            Light Breakfast 

7:30AM              Event Ends

           THINGS TO KNOW:

Raise More $$ to Win Prizes!

Prizes will be awarded to the top youth and adult fundraisers.




​City and Neighborhood Sponsors

​Woodforest National Bank

  The Ogden Group at Sage Rutty

​UnitedHealthcare Community Group

Woods Oviatt Gillman LLP

​Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Pride Plumbing​

​St. Paul's Episcopal Church 


John Betlem Heating and Cooling


Street Sponsors & In-Kind Donors 

Tasteful Connections

Adonai Community Services

Ralph Honda

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

Victor Furniture

Northgate Car Wash

Funny Farm T-Shirts


Information for Sponsors

Click here to go  to our Sponsor Information page!

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.


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Sponsored By

Woodforest National Bank
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Pride Plumbing
United Health Care Community Plan
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
On Cue Content, LLC
Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning
NextStep Connections of the Finger Lakes, LLC
Northgate Car Wash