C-U at Home hosts 2nd Annual One Summer Day Walk

CHAMPAIGN -- For one day, people got a chance to walk in someone else's shoes. C-U at Home hosted its 2nd Annual One Summer Day Saturday.

The idea was to give volunteers the feeling of what it's like to be homeless. So for a couple of hours, volunteers pushed carts around Hessel Park.

The carts were filled with various belongs. Volunteers also collected items to give away to other charities. One board member said the event was to raise money for the organization, but that wasn't the only reason.

"The goal is about $20,000 for this event. We'll use it to hire a case manager, a professional case manager to work with our homeless folks to help them turn their lives around," said Mike Kessel, a board member for C-U at Home.

They didn't reach that goal, but they did close the gap. Organizers said they raised more than $9,000.

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