Box-A-Thon Raises More than $1,500 for Faith Mission - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Box-A-Thon Raises More than $1,500 for Faith Mission

This weekend a little more than a dozen university students slept in what else, but a box.

As part of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity annual Box-A-Thon, members slept outside for three days and two nights on the corner of Hampstead and Taft to raise money and awareness about homelessness.

They raised $1,500 by getting donations from drivers.  All the proceeds will go towards Faith Mission and the mission can use the money as they please.

"The city gets a front row view to see what it's really like to be homeless.  It also lets the brothers see what it would be like if they didn't have a house and empathize with these people," said Kappa Sigma Fraternity Member, Andrew Lindsey.

"It helps me to realize that in Wichita Falls we're teaching our young people to care about people, we're not being so selfish," said Executive Director of Faith Mission, John Welter.

The check will be handed out later this week to Faith Mission.  

The $1,500 they calculated does not include any of the change they received so they do expect that number to be higher.  The fraternity has put the event on for 20 years.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:54:50 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.
  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:31:13 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:54:48 GMT
    (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...(Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

  • US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

    US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:21:26 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:53:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition against IS, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. The Trump administration will keep open the Stat...(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition against IS, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. The Trump administration will keep open the Stat...

    The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six month more months.

    The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six month more months.

Powered by Frankly