SOS Sends Out Students to Battle Hunger, Homelessness
Students Offering Service (SOS), an Alma College student service organization, is calling attention to the plight of the hungry and the homeless during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 14-20.
Helping the Gratiot County Salvation Army fill its food pantry, SOS members, residents of the Service House and MacCurdy Women's Resource Center and Sodexho Dining Services are collecting non-perishable food items both on and off campus from Nov. 8-19. Collection boxes for donations will be placed at various campus locations, including the Remick Heritage Center during Alma College Dance Company performances of The Nutcracker.
SOS members will be stationed outside Glen's Market on Wright Avenue November 19 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. to take food and cash donations from shoppers. The students provide shoppers with cards detailing hunger and homelessness statistics.
That night starting at 9:00 p.m., several brave College community members intend to experience the loneliness and difficulties of the homeless by sleeping in cardboard boxes placed in the McIntyre Mall on campus. The event is co-sponsored by Theta Chi fraternity.
During Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Co-sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness, paper grocery bags decorate the campus with stark statistics about the breadth and tragedy of the problems.
For more information or to make a donation, e-mail Kim Graor at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (248) 346-0175.
Posted: Mon, November 8th, 2004 at 7:00AM