Suzanne Mangum, executive director of Lodi House, has taken up the cause, along with five other shelters in San Joaquin County.
All will host similar events beginning at 3 p.m.June 28 and ending the following day at 3 p.m.
The Lodi Lake Rainey Day in the Park will begin at 3 p.m. with set up of the families' "homes" - cardboard boxes supplied by area appliance stores - in the Rotary area of the park.
Participants are encouraged to solicit pledges for dollars per hour spent in the box.
"We want it to be fun, but not too much fun, so kids can also get an idea about what it is like to be without a home," Mangum
Participants must be at least 8 years old and have parental consent.Families are encouraged to participate together.
The registration deadline is Monday.For more information, call Mangum
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