SOS Sends Out Students to Battle Hunger, Homelessness
Helping the Gratiot County Salvation Army fill its food pantry, members of SOS and Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, are collecting non-perishable food items both on and off campus from Nov. 11-20. Collection boxes for donations will be placed at various campus locations, including the Remick Heritage Center during the Alma College Dance Company’s fall concert Nov. 11-13 and the Alma Symphony Orchestra performances Nov. 19-20.
SOS members will be stationed outside Glen's Market on Wright Avenue November 13 from 1-4 p.m. to take food and cash donations from shoppers for the local Salvation Army. The students also provide shoppers with cards detailing hunger and homelessness statistics to raise awareness in the community.
SOS is sponsoring a movie night and discussion related to the topic of homelessness on Nov. 15. Then on Nov. 19 starting at 9 p.m., instead of spending their Saturday night socializing in comfort, 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 the coordinators of Students Offering Service at email@example.com or call Kimberly Graor at (248) 346-0175.
Posted: Thu, November 3rd, 2005 at 5:02PM