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Want to get involved? You’re in the right place! Whatever your talents and interests, YPAP can find a way to put them to good use. Check out our current volunteering and fundraising opportunities, and let us know how you can help. Make sure to check back often–we are always creating more exciting opportunities for you to get involved!


YPAP plans and implements several events throughout the year to raise funds for the Center for the Homeless, including two annual signature events.
  • Trivia Night - Held in March of each year, Trivia Night features ten exciting rounds of trivia on everything from sports to spelling. With silly games, great door prizes, and a 50-50 raffle to round out the evening, Trivia Night brings together South Bend’s brainiest and brings in $5,000-$6,000 each year for the Center.
  • On The River - Held annually on the banks of St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend, On The River changes the landscape of our community--literally! For one August weekend each year, a huge beach party is in full swing right in the middle of downtown–complete with palm trees, tiki huts, a volleyball tournament, live music, island-themed cuisine, fireworks, and 1,500 tons of sand. On The River brings about 3,000 people to the beach on Colfax each year, and has raked in over $60,000 for the Center. On The River is scheduled for August 3-4, 2012 –put it on your calendar now!

These funds help support the Center’s full range of life-changing programming, which includes personal development, education, and job training for 200 guests every day. Perhaps just as importantly, our events promote community awareness of the great work that CFH does to combat homelessness and cyclical poverty.