Volunteers from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and St. Norbert College are bringing awareness to homelessness and poverty by bracing the elements for themselves.

A few dozen students are expected to form teams of 3-5 people using duct tape and cardboard to build their shelters for the night.

Temperatures are expected to float in the 40s overnight.
In years past, the kids created bonfires to keep warm and St. Norbert provided DJ’s who played music at the event.

The 2018 Shack-A-Thon starts Thursday at 4:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church on Ashland Avenue in Green Bay.
It will wrap up tomorrow at 6am where organizers will announce how much money students were able to raise.

The Richard Mauthe Center, First Presbyterian Church, and St. Norbert College Habitat for Humanity are hosting the Shack-A-Thon.
All funds will be raised for the Ecumenical Partnership for Housing in Green Bay.