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Coastal Carolina University raises awareness of homelessness

November 10, 2009

Coastal Carolina Universitys Volunteer Services Center is hosting a series of events for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week from Saturday, Nov. 14 to Thursday, Nov. 19. This awareness week is a movement taken on by colleges across the nation in an effort to promote education, action and awareness about hunger and homelessness. All events are free and open to the public.

A schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday, Nov. 14

* Canned Food Drive, Donate a canned food item at Coastal Carolinas Football Game against Presbyterian College at Brooks Stadium. A drop off will be set up at each entrance to the stadium. All goods collected will be donated to the Low Country Food Bank to serve the local community.

Sunday, Nov. 15

* "Redemption," a documentary film about homelessness and recycling in West Oakland, Calif., in the 21st century. Amir Soltani, a writer and activist who studies the homes, will introduce the film and answer questions afterward. Wall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

* Feed Hungry Hearts with the Arts is an art sale to benefit the international poverty fighting foundation Action Against Hunger. The evening will connect Coastal Carolina University students with professional artists while raising awareness about a worthy cause. The night will include music, activities and a corn hole tournament. Come down to Spadoni Park 4 to 7 p.m. outside Wheelwright Auditorium. (Rain Location: Student Center)

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Chanty town from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Prince Lawn. Chanty town is held each year during National Hunger and Homelessness Week to promote awareness for the communitys homeless. Coastal students will be camping out in cardboard boxes overnight to experience what the homeless have to deal with daily.

For more information contact Katie Zahm, Americorp Vista Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 843-349-2794.