House TalkN is a fun lookiloo at houses, houses, houses. It will answer pressing questions like, "When folks build a McMansion on a small lot, what are they compensating for?" or "Was the real estate agent drunk when they staged this house?" or "Why don't the Smiths' ever leave their drapes open when I am on a harmless walk-by?"
Believe it or not, on any given night, over 500 people in Champaign County do not spend the night in their own home. Some sleep with friends. Others sleep in shelters. Some sleep in cars. And others sleep outside. The goal of C-U at Home One Winter Night is to raise awareness about those who are homeless, helping others realize that someday that could be me. C-U at home is dedicated to housing and supporting the most vulnerable homeless, those who are more likely to die early unless their circumstances change.
One Winter Night will be held in the heart of downtown Champaign, centered around the corner of Neil St. and Main St. We invite you to come by and show your support of helping the homeless on Friday, February 3, 2012. All of the public figures will be outside from 5pm-9pm that night, and then the clock will start ticking. For every $100 raised on behalf of each public figure, that person will stay outside one more hour. The goal is to raise at least $1000 for each public figure and have them spend the entire night shivering outside, realizing a bit of what it would be like to be homeless in Champaign in the winter.