17th Annual Kids In A Box Fundraiser
September 23-24, 2016
Check-In Begins at 4pm
To Benefit McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter
NEWS & UPDATES
A flyer detailing the 2016 Kids In a Box Fundraiser along with the permission form is posted below.

All the contact information is printed on the flyer.  It would be a great way for your club to stay connected during the summer months.  Students like to attend Kids in a Box with their friends, and often clubs or groups of friends sign up together (chaperoned, of course).

More and more families are experiencing financial hardships and loss of housing. They turn to McHenry House for help until they can become self-sufficient.  Please help us advertise Kids in a Box, an annual fundraiser since 1999 that benefits McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter, a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation Federal Tax ID Number 68-0123612.
Kids In A Box is an excellent opportunity for community outreach, team building, and obtaining community service hours.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

T-Shirts—Food—Movie— Games—DJ—Prizes

How it began…

In 1999, a nine-year-old Tracy girl named Rainey Lomolino, borrowed an idea from her cousin to raise funds for the homeless. She camped out overnight in Lincoln Park in a cardboard box, like many homeless. She asked friends, neighbors, family, and businesses to sponsor her, and she raised $9,000, which she gave to McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter—the ONLY family shelter in Tracy.  This was the start of what we now refer to as "Kids in a Box". This popular fundraiser has grown over the years and now in its 15th year anticipates over 300 campers who will try to raise at least $30,000 for McHenry House. Last year's Kids in a Box (KIB) was a great success. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to help other children who are less fortunate.
What do you do at Kids in a Box?

Kids in a Box (KIB) offers a safe place for children to have a good time while supporting their community. Campers spend the night with their chaperones in a sheltered area of St. Bernard's school grounds.

Participants do not have to spend the night in order to attend the event.  Those who fundraise and choose not to spend the night can enjoy the entertainment from 4:00 – 10:00 pm.  Registration and Chaperones are still required to attend the event without spending the night.

If you are intending to stay the night, prior to coming, each camper (single or group) decorates a cardboard box to sleep in. We encourage creativity (as well as good taste). See photos below of previous years' boxes to get ideas.

Campers with their chaperones can begin bringing their "shelters" at 4 p.m. on the first day. They will be assigned an area in which to camp.

Once checked in, campers are not allowed to leave during the evening or night, unless a parent or guardian notifies the staff. Security is provided.

Kids in a Box provides entertainment, a movie, dinner, snack, and light breakfast for the campers. Lights out and quiet by 11 p.m.

Campers clean up their area in the morning when they leave. All campers must be gone by 8 a.m. the next morning.

Dumpsters are provided for quick clean-up.

This is a family-oriented event and many KIB participants return year after year. We hope to see you there!
In order to participate in KIB:
・Each participant (not group) needs to collect a minimum of $50 to attend KIB
・One chaperone (21 yrs. or older) is required for every 10 participants in a group
・Prize awarded to the individual (not group) who collects the highest money total
・Prizes awarded to the three best decorated boxes (individuals or groups)

Please carefully read the Participant Form, complete and return page two no later than September 6 to the McHenry House office at 739 A Street (M-F 8-5). Please provide the name and cell phone number of the chaperone who will be responsible for your child during the event.

When you return your Participant Form, you will receive a Collection Envelope. Please return your envelope with money collected to Bank Night, September 13 from 4-7 p.m. at McHenry House office at 739 A Street.

If you have any questions about Kids in a Box, or if you're interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event, please contact the McHenry House office at (209) 835-2328 M-F.

Due to space and safety constraints, we can accept no more than 300 over night campers.  This popular event does fill up quickly.
Important Links & Downloads

* Permission Form            * Poster

If you can help sponsor KIB please call McHenry House at (209) 835-2328.
Please enjoy our photos from these Kids In a Box events!
2007     2008     2009     2010     2011
2012     2013     2014     2015     2016



Please lend us your 2010 event photos--we misplaced the CD!
209) 835-2328 Phone
(209) 835-3058 Fax
757 "A" Street
Tracy, CA 95376
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Kids In A Box
A flyer detailing the 2015 Kids In a Box Fundraiser along with the permission form is posted below.

All the contact information is printed on the flyer.  It would be a great way for your club to stay connected during the summer months.  Students like to attend Kids in a Box with their friends, and often clubs or groups of friends sign up together (chaperoned, of course).

More and more families are experiencing financial hardships and loss of housing. They turn to McHenry House for help until they can become self-sufficient.  Please help us advertise Kids in a Box, an annual fundraiser since 1999 that benefits McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter, a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation Federal Tax ID Number 68-0123612.
Kids In A Box is an excellent opportunity for community outreach, team building, and obtaining community service hours.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

T-Shirts—Food—Movie— Games—DJ—Prizes

How it began…

In 1999, a nine-year-old Tracy girl named Rainey Lomolino, borrowed an idea from her cousin to raise funds for the homeless. She camped out overnight in Lincoln Park in a cardboard box, like many homeless. She asked friends, neighbors, family, and businesses to sponsor her, and she raised $9,000, which she gave to McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter—the ONLY family shelter in Tracy.  This was the start of what we now refer to as "Kids in a Box". This popular fundraiser has grown over the years and now in its 15th year anticipates over 300 campers who will try to raise at least $30,000 for McHenry House. Last year's Kids in a Box (KIB) was a great success. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to help other children who are less fortunate.