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8th Annual Parkersburg SleepOut

• When: October 28, 2023

• Time:  Oct. 28th @ 4pm thru Oct. 29 @ 6am

• Where: Jackson Memorial Ball Fields (Vienna, WV)

• Registration: $25 per person


For updates please follow our facebook event page:

 For more information contact the Children’s Home Society at 304.485.0650

Ways to Get involved

• Create a team: Help raise funds and camp out.

• Sponsorship: Many levels for businesses.

• Donate: Prizes, supplies, food, & more.

• Volunteer: Before, during, or after the event.

• Spread the word: share flyers, post or tell friends.


Boxed-In Design Contest Rules:

We want you to express what the Parkersburg SleepOut and/or Youth Homelessness means to YOU! Participants will design and construct a cardboard “home” that exhibits the following:

Theme regarding homelessness – Creativity – Warmth – Comfort – Livability

There will be a competition for teams participating in the Boxed–In Design Contest.  Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in two categories:

Best Design Trophies go to the design that best represents the following criteria: creativity, warmth, comfort, and livability.

Best Theme Trophies go to the design that best represents youth homelessness, promoting homeless awareness: the issues, available resources, a call to action, etc.

*This year’s National Runaway Safeline theme is “Once Upon a Time.” Please visit their website for more information:


Judging will take place at approximately 8pm with the winners announced subsequently. Judging will be performed by celebrity judges from the community.



The following rules apply to materials used to build your box shelter:


• Cardboard

• Props

• Sting or Rope

• Crayons

• Water-based Markers

• Paper

• Tape

• Aluminum Foil

• Chalk

• Battery powered lighting may be used for effect



• Paint of any kind

• Permanent Markers

• Wood

• Glue

• Large Staples



Boxed-In Design Entry Form

Please complete the registration form below by 5pm October 20, 2023. To pay your registration fee, checks can be sent to PO Box 763, Pakersburg, WV 26102 or you can pay online by using Network for Good link or our donate now paypal button.


(Participants/teams may enter the Boxed-In design contest after October 28th, but may not be eligible for contest prizes)


Donations to CHS may be made via credit card on-line through Network for Good or PayPal. These sites accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover and will forward your gift directly to CHS.

***When making a PayPal payment, please use the “Please add special instructions to seller” text box on your paypal page to notify us  where you would  like your contribution to be noted. i.e., location, program, fundraiser, etc, etc.***










    Please check the one that best describes your entry

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are offering several different levels of sponsorship which will help us defray the cost of our event,as well as enable us to provide concrete supports to homeless youth. To sponsor, please complete the form below. To pay for sponsorship, you can send check to the Children’s Home Society at PO Box 763, Pakersburg, WV 26102 or pay online via our paypal or Network for Good links.



* Crystal Wand – $250
(Includes logo on event material)

* Glass Slipper – $500
(Includes logo on event materials, sponsor banner, and media recognition)

* Wizard – $1000
(Includes logo on event materials, sponsor banner, program insert, media recognition, and 5 event raffle tickets)

*Dragon – $2000
(Includes logo on event materials, sponsor banner, program insert, media recognition, and 10 event raffle tickets)

*Hero – $3000 or more
(Includes logo on event materials, and sponsor banner, program insert, supplied individual banner displayed at event, media recognition, 15 event raffle tickets)