First United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg held a Youth Sleepout for the Homeless event in downtown Mechanicsburg Friday and Saturday to raise money and spread awareness about homelessness.

The event began at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, with the church parking lot transformed into a community of boxes where the teenagers spent the night.

The group raised $4,300 hundred dollars, ABC27 News reported Sunday. All of the donations will benefit local organizations that help people who are homeless.