VIDEO: Locals get a taste of the homeless life on One Winter Night

VIDEO: Locals get a taste of the homeless life on One Winter Night

Each year, C-U At Home puts on a fundraiser called One Winter Night, in which people from around the area raise money and spend the night downtown in cardboard boxes. The organization gleans two-thirds of its annual budget from the event, and proceeds go to its various programs, whose purposes range from transitional housing to transportation to relationship-building.

Videographer/Producer: 
Anthony Zilis/The News-Gazette
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whatithink wrote on February 03, 2018 at 10:02 am

Pfff....A taste of homelessness?  Yeah right!  The REAL homeless don't sleep in boxes covered in blankets, tarps, have a bunch of warm clothes bundles on, and they aren't sipping on overpriced coffee/hot cocoa while having a party atmosphere.  Maybe they should spend a couple nights WITH the homless and see how it really is?

aantulov wrote on February 03, 2018 at 2:02 pm

They mean well. CU at home cares and does wonders with little if any public help.

I can't help wondering their are empty beds at the Champaign County Nursing home when so many women are homeless and clearly must qualify for help. How could you not need medical care after spending this winter homeless.