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Homeless Encampment

The Annual Aid For Friends Homeless Encampment is a unique event in which participants raise money by soliciting tax-deductible pledges from individuals and businesses, and spend the night in a cardboard box in the heart of an Idaho winter. There will be both light entertainment and heart-touching stories, as well as a soup kitchen style dinner and burn barrels for warmth.

The 17th Annual Encampment is going to be held at Caldwell Park in Pocatello, and begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 and ends at 10:00 am on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023.

We need YOU!

Help us make this our biggest encampment yet by committing to spend the night in a cardboard box for a single night. You will ask friends, family members, and business owners to sponsor you, and all donations will go right back to Aid For Friends. Call or stop by our office for more information and to pick up a pledge packet. You can also visit our participant information page for helpful information!


Donations can be made in person, via mail, or online.

Cash or Checks

Cash or checks can be brought into our office at 214 E. Center St. Suite 50, or to the event on December 2nd. Checks can also be mailed to Aid For Friends, P.O. Box 4233, Pocatello, ID 83205. Please add “Encampment” to the memo on the check, as well as the name of the participant you are sponsoring, if any.


Scan or tap the QR code below to donate via Venmo, and please put “Encampment” in the description. If sponsoring a participant, please also put their first and last name in the description on Venmo.

Credit/Debit via Paypal

No Paypal account required. Just click the “Donate” button below.

On the next screen, enter the amount you wish to donate, and, after logging in OR choosing the debit/credit card option, look for the box to enter the name of the participant you are sponsoring, if any:

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