Fayetteville High School students to host 25th annual homeless vigil on Dec. 8

The fundraising event aims to raise $20,000 for the Families in Transition program.
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The Fayetteville High School Student Council will hold its 25th annual Homeless Vigil on Thursday, Dec. 8.

During the vigil, students sleep in temporary shelters constructed from cardboard to demonstrate and experience what it’s like to be homeless for a night.

The event serves as a fundraiser for the Families in Transition program, which provides housing, enrollment, transportation, and community resources to student families that may be living in cars, motels, campgrounds, parks, public spaces, emergency or transitional shelters, or other nonpermanent housing.

The goal for the 2022 event is to raise $20,000, according to a news release.

During the vigil from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., students will accept cash and check donations along with non-perishable food items. Students will also sell Fayetteville High School sweatshirts for $20 and hoodies for $25. All proceeds from donations and shirt sales will go toward the Families in Transition program.

Donations will also be accepted online through the school’s PayPal account, or by mail at 994 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701. Checks should be made out to Fayetteville High School, ATTN: Michelle Fyfe, FHS Student Council.