Contact: Center for Service and Civic Engagement, CenterforService@champlain.edu
November marks the Center for Service and Civic Engagement’s annual Tent City event. This weekend–long solidarity event coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Week and is an opportunity for the Champlain community to become more aware of issues of local, national, and global hunger and homelessness. We wanted to make you aware of this year’s Tent City events and invite you to participate in any number of ways. We encourage you to:
— Make a donation to our community partner and beneficiary, COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter) – students are tabling in IDX every day this and next week and will have a donation jar or you can drop a donation off to us in Skiff Annex 203; checks can be made out to COTS.
— Sleep out in a tent for one or more nights.
— Attend the various events offered throughout the week.
— Let students know about this great event and encourage them to participate.
Friday – Justin Verette from the Howard Center will speak at 7 p.m. in Joyce 210
Saturday – Cook a meal at COTS Daystation at 10am; Reality Bite Hunger Banquet at 5:30 p.m. in Hauke Boardroom
Sunday – Screening of The Homeless Home Movie at 7 p.m. in Ireland 217
Monday – Speaker from COTS at 8:30 p.m. in Perry Presentation Room
Tuesday – Zumba Benefit Class at 6:45 p.m. in the Fitness Studio, entry is one nonperishable food item
* Students, Staff and Faculty will sleep in tents on Perry Lawn from Friday night through Monday night.