DAYTON, Ind. (WLFI) - Twenty-three children slept in cardboard boxes last night to raise money for those who find themselves homeless in the area.
The Overhaul Youth Group from Dayton United Methodist Church spent 12 hours outside in the 30-degree temperatures.
The kids had sponsors to help raise money to fill a food truck for the homeless population.
Organizers say more than $1,400 was raised overnight.
Youth pastor Austin Bender says after spending a night outside in the cold, the students were determined to raise more money.
"We talked about it this morning and talked about it last night," Bender said. "A lot of them said they were just thankful for so many little things, like a bed or warmth. It was definitely pretty cold, but we had 23 kids come out."
All proceeds will go to a local food truck that supplies food to homeless people in our area.
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