Kennesaw State University sets Homelessness Awareness Week for Nov. 3-10

KENNESAW, Ga. | Oct 29, 2018

Activities bring issues of homelessness to forefront for 11th consecutive year

To bring the issues of homelessness among college students to the forefront, Kennesaw State University will kick off its annual Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 3-10. Now in its 11th year, the weeklong event is organized by the University’s Campus Awareness, Resource and Empowerment (CARE) Services program, which serves Kennesaw State students who have experienced homelessness, food insecurity and foster care.


KSU’s Homelessness Awareness Week features activities focused on increasing awareness of homelessness on college campuses, reducing the stigma of students facing homelessness:

Hoot Out Hunger Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., In Front of Fifth Third Bank Stadium
Visitors to the KSU Owls football game are encouraged to bring canned goods to stock the University’s food pantry.

CCYA Pajama Pants and Pancakes, Monday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Campus Green, Kennesaw Campus
Students can donate $1 to the Center for Children and Young Adults, an organization that provides a home to youth who have been abused, neglected or abandoned, and wear pajama pants all day and enjoy some pancakes. 

Empty Bowls, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Commons, Kennesaw Campus
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots movement to fight hunger. Participants purchase a handmade ceramic bowl, made by the KSU Mudslingers, a student organization devoted to the creation of clay pottery, and enjoy soup made by University Dining.

Clyde’s Kitchen Sandwich Build, Thursday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Marietta Campus Ballroom

Students will gather to build more than 1,800 sandwiches to benefit families in metro Atlanta.

Cobb County Homeless Vigil, Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Marietta Campus Globe

In conjunction with Cobb Collaborative, this candlelight vigil will honor those who have died in the past year in Cobb County while homeless.

HAW Sleep Out Challenge, Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. - Saturday, Nov. 11, Marietta Campus Globe

The Sleep Out Challenge encourages students to spend a night on the Marietta Campus – in a simulated Red Cross shelter, in their car or outside on the ground – to raise awareness for homelessness.

When:    Saturday, Nov. 3 – Friday, Nov. 9

Where:  Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw Campus, 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw

Kennesaw State University – Marietta Campus, 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta

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