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H&H Week Events 2015

NHHAWNational Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2015: List of Events

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Host: One Roof 

  • Event: 11/17 Under One Roof With Paul–One Roof is teaming up with Paul Janeway of St. Paul & The Broken Bones to raise awareness of homelessness in greater Birmingham. The event will feature a meet & greet with Paul, an auction of band memorabilia, and a gallery and auction of artwork by homeless artists. Proceeds from the event will benefit homeless services in greater Birmingham. Tickets are available here:
  • 11/19 Railroad Park, 6 pm Cardboard City is a homelessness simulation designed to educate participants about how and why people become and remain homeless. Participants must find a way to eat three meals, find a safe place to sleep, and gain a source of income while navigating barriers to housing, stigmas surrounding homelessness, and complex social systems.

Host: Vision Of Grace Transition Home (Shelter for homeless families)

  • Event: Distribute Materials on Homeless Statistics in Alabama and Homeless Shelters in Montgomery, AL at all events Ongoing – $1 Donation Campaign –
  • Charity Fun Bow (2-Games) No-Tap Event (children and adults) November 27, 2015 at Brunswick Zone, 1661 Eastern Blvd Montgomery, AL 36117
  • Charity No-Tap Bowling Tournament (3- Games adults) November 22, 2015 at Brunswick Zone, 1661 Eastern Blvd Montgomery, AL 36117
  • Charity No-Tap Bowling Tournament (3- Games adults) November 29, 2015 at Brunswick Zone, 1661 Eastern Blvd Montgomery, AL 36117
There are no events currently registered in Alaska.

Host: Freedom Revolution Reign Fight Back Association

  • We will kick off event ” The Heart Of a Servant Campaign” this entire month. Encourgaging community to do random acts of kindness toward homeless individuals and families. November 22, 2015 “The Heart Of a Servant Campaign” will feed apx 250 to 300 homeless women and families a “Sunrise Servants hot Breakfast at local shelter. During month we will show Storied Streets Documentary for community. TBD

Host: Crossroads Mission

  • Event: 11/15: Free pancake breakfast by the Colorado River followed by a Community Church Service: open to the public; outreach to the homeless 11/18: Mini-conference to local agencies focusing on homeless issues and self-care in the helping professions; 8-12 at the American Legion, 2575 Virginia Avenue, Yuma, AZ 11/18: “Soup-er Celebration of Hope” 20+ agencies on site at Crossroads Mission to offer services to the homeless, and the communities poor and needy at risk to homelessness. 3-6PM
There are no Events currently registered in Arkansas.

Host: Covenant House California

  • On Friday, November 20, 2015, Covenant House California, Oakland will host its first Sleep Out: Executive Edition, where a group of senior executives will give up one good night’s sleep to raise awareness and money for homeless youth at Covenant House California. We are asking each participant to raise a minimum of $5,000. Sleep Out: Executive Edition is a unique experience that will be shared by hundreds of senior executives at Covenant House locations across the Americas. In the 2013 Sleep Out: Executive Edition raised more than $3 million collectively. You, too, can be a part of this international movement to help kids off the street. Commit to fundraise. Reserve a sleeping bag. Let your life be touched by a young person who has much to share.

Host: UC Merced Office of Student Life

  • Nov 10 and 11 – Yard sale for Turkey’s, student donate items for the annual yard sale proceeds go towards buying boxed meals for families of 8. Nov 16 – 20th Skip a meal week. UC Merced sets up tabling all week long and students can donate and agree to skip a meal. Nov 16 – 20 Dollar challenge – Campus Clubs are encouraged to raise $50 each to buy a turkey meal for families. Concert fundraiser cost to get into local concert one dollar or one canned donation.
Los Angeles

Host: US Vets Homeless Feeding

  • Joyful volunteers meet up to donate a cook food dish and smiles as they feed US Vets that are living on the streets of world famous skid row, CA the homeless capital of the USA. Each joyful volunteer donate $10 that will go to provide a homeless US Vets free high quality hair cut that live on the streets of world famous Los Angeles County. With over 54,456 homeless peoples living on the streets your Help is needed. Joyful volunteer duties: Sign in at front gate Make your $10 donation Set up feeding tables Short verbal orientation Serve your donation of food with a smile Clean up food tables Take group pictures Verbally learn about our 2015 service learning calendar
Los Angeles

Host: Funky Chef Cafe

  • Event: Gourmet Food Truck
Los Angeles

Host: Back on My Feet

  • Event: Join our Treadmill Challengers to run alongside Residential Members, raise awareness about Back on My Feet, and to be part of the movement to live in a world where no one experiences hunger or homelessness. The Treadmill Challenge, taking place during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 14-22), is a 12 hour spectacle you won’t want to miss! One daring ultramarathoner will be running for the entire 12 hour period! We are seeking two teams of 6 runners committed to having one teammate on their treadmill at all times during the Challenge to keep our ultramarthoner motivated and to help create the spectacle on event day. Each team member will make their mileage count by raising $200 to support Back on My Feet each through their networks. Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015 Location: In front of 24Hour Fitness in the Village Marketplace of The Village at Westfield Topanga.
Laguna Beach

Host: City of Laguna Beach Housing and Human Services Committee

  • Event: The City of Laguna Beach is proud to announce our 8th Annual Laguna Beach Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month in November 2015. Proclaimed by the City council and organized as a public service by the Housing and Human Services Committee, this month-long event brings awareness to the Laguna Beach community about the hungry and homeless in need in our community, our county, and our nation. For more information, visit our website:
  • Homelessness in Orange County: Discover Solutions Together: The City of Laguna Beach is hosting an educational panel discussion open to the public on Saturday, November 14 at 1 PM in the City Council Chambers. The community is encouraged to send questions for the panel in advance to
  • 8th Annual Non-Perishable Food Drive led by the City of Laguna Beach and Waste Management. Waste Management picks up non-perishable food from food drive locations and neighborhoods throughout the city and delivers it to the Laguna Food Pantry.
  • World Hunger Bowl Online Auction. Faye Chapman, founder of the event and President of Changing Souls, the sponsor of the event, says “now it’s easier than ever to participate by going online this year to bid on the bowls.” Go to:
  • Toiletry & Sock Drive. Made possible by Laguna Beach Girl Scouts and The Laguna Beach Community Clinic, our community can participate by donating clean socks and unused toiletries which benefits our City’s Alternative Sleeping Location that provides the homeless temporary nightly housing and other services year round. Fill socks with toiletry items and drop them off at locations throughout the city including the Boys & Girls Club branches, the Susi Q Community Center, and local churches.
  • Rain Gear Drive sponsored by Laguna Exchange at 955 S. Coast Hwy is collecting umbrellas, ponchos, gloves, and scarves for the homeless in need.
  • Volunteering Time at the Friendship Shelter by signing up to be a guest chef for the Shelter’s lunch or dinner by calling 949-494-6928 or emailing
  • Annual Laguna Beach Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on Nov. 26th @ 12 noon at Laguna Beach Neighborhood Congregational Church sponsored by Friendship Shelter. All are welcome.
Santa Ana

Host: Hope4Restoration

  • Southern California Conference on Homelessness. Brings in other regional stakeholders and experts to speak on topics like de-criminalization, mental health, surveying the cost of homelessness, and financial opportunities for private sector investment in affordable housing for the homeless.
Huntington Beach

Host: Reggae For A Reason

  • Reggae For A Reason Fundraiser Sun Nov 22, 2015 3-7pm $5 admission All Ages Welcome @ Don The Beachcomber 16278 Pacific Coast Hiway Huntington Beach CA 92649 Live Reggae Concert Bake Sale Raffles Reggae For A Reason’s tag line is: Jammin’ to End Youth Homelessness Founded by Fully Fullwood
Costa Mesa

Host: Share Our Selves

  • 2nd Annual Sleep Out on Superior Friday through Saturday, November 20-21, 2015 We will be holding the 2nd Annual Sleep Out on Superior on Friday, November 20 through Saturday, November 21 at our Costa Mesa facility. This all-night program and sleep out aims to bring awareness to the issues of hunger and homelessness in our community. Activities will include: Assembling food bags for our Thanksgiving Food Distribution program Putting together hygiene kits for our homeless clients Speakers & documentary screenings

Host: Joshua Home: An LGBTQ Safe Haven

  • Event: We are planning a sit down lunch, served by our team, as well as students from our local university and high schools. After lunch is over guests will receive “Goody Bags” with misc. items in them including but not limited to: personal hygiene products, nonperishable foods, water bottles, and more based on the donations we get in. Our planned date is Sunday, November 22, 2015.

Host: Journey Home 

  • We are holding our annual Cardboard City Sleep Out beginning on November 13th and ending on the morning of November 14th. Students at University of St. Joseph will spend the night hearing from formerly homeless speakers and participating in activities that highlight the experiences of those who face homelessness and food insecurity in Hartford.The event will culminate in a group Sleep Out on the campus green.
New Britain

 Sociology course: Poverty and Homelessnes

  • 1) Adopted a room to renovate at a shelter. 2) Showing a documentary on homelessness at the local YMCA 3) collecting toiletries and clothing 4) Making hygiene and beauty baskets for women at shelter
New Canaan

Host: Filling in the Blanks

  • Food Drive at Local School In New Canaan Nov 10-25 Event at Baldanza Natural Market Nov. 16 Pack weekend bags of food on Nov. 15 Pancake and Syrup collection at various agencies throughout New Canaan

Host: FISH/Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwestern Connecticut

  • Event: Saturday November 21, 10-12pm Tour the Gathering Place-Homeless Hospitality center (21 Prospect St) Walk to FISH -Friends in Service of NWCT (332 S. Main St.) Tour the FISH Homeless Shelter & Food Pantry ( bring a food item donation-optional) 12pm-2-pm Doors open at 11:30am Free Community Pasta Lunch & Coat Giveaway (Knights of Columbus, 152 Litchfield St.) Presentation – Hunger & Homelessness… How You Can help EVENING- Come discuss hunger & homelessness with students during their “Cardboard Box- City Sleep Out” in front of St. Francis Church (160 Main St.)
There are no events currently registered in Colorado.
There are no events currently registered in Delaware.
District of Columbia

Host: Jim White Fitness Foundation

  • Event: White House 2 White House – a Relay to End Homelessness 12 volunteers from the Jim White Fitness Foundation, based out of Virginia Beach, VA, will be running from Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios in Virginia Beach to the Nation’s Capital. The 200+ mile run will be a fundraiser for the JWFF and a public demonstration of how passionate these volunteers are about this project. Throughout the year, these same volunteers help educate groups of homeless and in-need individuals, “Athletes”, through the Jim White Fitness Foundation’s LIFT Program. LIFT stands for Lifting spirits, Improving Bodies, Feeding souls and Transforming lives. During their time with the Athletes, volunteers teach weekly fitness sessions, nutrition education, healthy cooking classes, grocery store tours, and more. This Program has allowed the JWFF to change hundreds of lives and with your help we can impact hundreds more. We will be arriving in DC at around 3 p.m. on November 17 and plan to finish the race at Capitol Hill. We hope to meet up with other organizations and individuals that serve the homeless as well as those living on the streets and in shelters to run/walk to the Capitol together.

Host: In My Father’s House Film

  • Event: The award winning documentary In My Father’s House highlights many of the issues facing America today: fatherlessness, homelessness, access to opportunity, and the importance of youth arts education. As part of our 4-part series, we will be diving in on the issue of Homelessness during a Google Hangout on Nov. 17 at 1 PM EST. You can join this event at We are excited to have the subject of the film and award-winning hip hop artis Che “Rhymefest” Smith moderate this conversation. We will be joined by IMFH Co-Director Annie Sundberg, President & Co-Founder of A Safe Haven, Neli Vazquez Rowland, and Director of Development at Help USA, Lawrence Cann.

Host: The Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness and the National Coalition for the Homeless 

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church – Radcliffe Room
1313 New York Avenue, Washington, DC 20005
To focus on local issues to the DC Metro area


Host: The Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness and the National Coalition for the Homeless 


United Methodist Building – Conference Room 4
100 Maryland Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002


Host: Howard University DMV Club

Event: There are nearly 8,000 homeless persons in Washington, DC. This represents an increase of 12.9% from 2013 and is broken down as follows: -3,953 unaccompanied individuals -3,795 adults and children (within 1,231 homeless families) Howard University is located in the heart of our own D.C. We love and cherish this community and we are ready to make a difference in our community through our service project entitled: GIVE TO GIVE. We will collect items in order to make hygiene kits for the homeless in D.C. November 16th, 2015. www.gofundme/dmvgivetogive


Host: The Role Models Foundation

  • Event: This year The Role Models Foundation is teaming up with Community Connections of Jacksonville on Thursday, November 19th, 2015, to provide a thanksgiving dinner to the residents of the shelter. 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Host: The Salvation Army, Manatee

Event: Community Dinner each night 5pm at downtown facility.

Punta Gorda

Host: Volunteers Of America Of Florida

  • Event: 14 Veterans who reside at the grant per diem transitional housing program in Punta Gorda Florida (Part of Volunteers Of America Of Florida) will be provided AMC Movie tickets to go see the Richard Geer movie on Homelessness. Afterwards staff will bring them to provide Coffee and Hot CoCo to the Homeless residents in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Host: Hml Key Club

  • Event: We will be hosting a can drive.

Host: Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

  • Event: On Wednesday, November 18, Coalition for the Homeless will hold its annual “Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Day” in Downtown Orlando. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple, and the event will begin with check-in and sign-making at Harry Buffalo (129 W. Church St, Orlando, FL 32801) at 4:30 PM. The first 100 participants will receive tickets to the Orlando Magic game that evening. Join the Coalition in promoting education and understand of the crisis facing so many of our Central Florida neighbors. Facebook event page:

Host: Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Event: Monday Nov. 16th-Bake Sale to raise money.

Wednesday- Nov.18th- Tabling to raise awareness/letters to congress.

Thursday- Nov.19th-Faces of Homelessness panel

Friday- Volunteering at a local shelter

All throughout the week we will also be collecting donations for canned food and money and clothes.

St. Petersburg

Host: Celebrate Outreach, Inc.

  • Event: Community Forum Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Mirror Lake Library 280 5th St. N., St Petersburg, FL 33701 Topic: “Tiny Houses: Designing a Solution for Homelessness” Presenter: Prof. Josue Robles Caraballo, Research Faculty USF School of Architecture & Community Design

Host: Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial High School

  • Event: Presentations and Canned Good Collections.
  • Christ the King Church (Tuesday, Nov.17th at 7:30)
  • Miami- Dade Advocacy Trust (Thursday Nov. 19th at 12:30 pm)
Wauchula/Zolfo Springs

Host: Cutting Edge Ministries Food Center

  • Event: We are distributing food to families on Tuesday, Nov 17th.

Host: HeartToHeart

  • Event: We are hosting a Taboo Tournament and inviting the other organizations on campus to participate. The taboo tournament will be open to the public, with the entry fee of 1 canned good to be donated to our local food bank for the upcoming holidays. During intermissions we will included facts about Hunger and Homelessness in America.

Host: First Ladies Youth Leadership

  • Event: Youth Lock-In Start at 9:30 P.M. on Friday, November 20, 2015 Ends at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 21, 2015 Feed the Homeless 10 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, November 21, 2015

Host: Sweet Serenity SSI Inc

  • Event: Each year and throughout the year we host our Annual Children’s Holiday Event for Homeless, and low-income families, providing toys, food or meals. We started with 100 children and have grown to 500 children and families in the month of December.

Host: CARE Center


Host: Hawaii Home Project

  • Event: Every day we are planning a different drive at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (i.e. food, water, clothing, blankets, hygiene supplies). In addition, each day we will feature a story about one of the homeless families in our community along with informational facts about policies/laws targeting the homeless – these will be in the form of posters displayed in our lobby, next to the drive tables. On Friday, November 20, 2015 we plan to show a movie about homelessness in Hawaii, followed by a panel discussion including homeless individuals and advocates.

Host: Aloha Has a Name

  • Event: Aloha has a home initiative has a mission. We wish to create a platform for economic, social and racial justice needed to support houseless individuals, families and children living in the state of Hawaii. We will be launching our year long campaign during hunger and homelessness awareness week. These are the activities that we have scheduled, so far:
  • 1. Everyday, from November 14th-20th, we will be featuring messages from houseless individuals, families and children living in Oahu Island at our Facebook community page, and also on Youtube; along with statistical information about homelessness and hunger. We will be also posting alternatives to criminalization practices and examples of other states who adopted a more humane and efficient way to address houseless issues in their community.
  • 2.We will be participating from John Burns Medical School’s Homelessness Awareness November 20th event. They will be showing Dear Thalia , an independent film about homelessness in Kakaako. We will be participating in a discussion afterwards
  • 3. Be the change you wish to see: spreading the love and real compassion to our houseless community initiative: small or big acts can make a big difference in everyone’s life. This is an invitation to everyone in the community to create and implement examples that can cause small and lasting positive impact in the life of a houseless person, family or child.
  • 4. The story behind the story initiative: everyday, some of our local newspapers and TV news feature the houseless crisis in Oahu. Houseless people are negatively portrayed and blamed for the crisis we are now experiencing. We will be re-writing and publishing some of these stories. After all, perspective cannot be achieved if a story is biased and only one side is considered.

Host: Maui Homeless Alliance

  • Event: November 16 – Honorable Mayor Alan Arakawa Proclamation 17 – Sign Waving 4:30 pm on Kaahumanu Avenue (last year we had a count of 80 sign wavers) 18 – Candlelight Vigil – 6:00 pm @ Qieen Kaahumanu Shopping Center – Center Stage 19 – Movie Screening “Time Out of Mind” (Tentative) 20 – Statewide Homelessness Conference – Annual Health Fair for the Homeless (Salvation Army)
There are currently no events registered in Idaho.

Host: Morrison Institute of Technology

  • Event: We will be holding a “tent” city. Students of the college may sleep out in the open, in tents or in their cars. A food and coat drive will be held throughout the week. The event will take place on the evening of Monday, November 16 and conclude on the morning of Tuesday, November 17.

Host: Macon County Continuum of Care

Event: We will, in conjunction with the local university (Millikin University), have a youth group food drive and “Box City” to kick the week off. Then on Thursday, November 19th we will host a free showing of the documentary, “Homestretch”, which focuses on youth homelessness in Chicago. There will be a panel of experts discussing the efforts and resources being utilized in the Macon County CoC to assist in combating these issues. Information addressing ways to get involved with ending homelessness will also be disseminated.


Host: School on Wheels

  • Event: Be the Solution to Childhood Trauma: Increase Knowledge, Empower Learning, Deepen Impact Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room Butler University Social Hour to Follow School on Wheels’ community outreach and advocacy group, SPOKES, is presenting a free education panel event, Be the Solution to Childhood Trauma: Increase Knowledge, Empower Learning, Deepen Impact. This event, in partnership with Butler University and Clowes Memorial Hall, will inform the community of the impact traumatic experiences and stress can have on a child’s brain, behavior and ability to learn. Each panelist will address real life examples from their own area of expertise and provide the audience with proven effective approaches. School on Wheels Founder and CEO, Sally Bindley, will moderate. A social hour with light refreshments will follow.

Host: Homelessness Prevention and Intervention Network

  •  Event: Monday, November 16th a kick off proclamation and luncheon to be held at Lafayette Transitional Housing Center.
Iowa City

Host: Johnson County Local Homelessness Coordinating Board

  • Event: Project Homeless Connect and Veteran’s Stand Down November 19, 10 am to 4 pm at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center. The event will bring together businesses and social service providers for a resource fair that provides everything from hair cuts to diabetic foot checks to dental care. This event is sponsored by the Johnson County Local Homelessness Coordinating Board (
Des Moines

Host: Joppa Outreach

  • Event: Down & Out Homeless Fundraiser, Saturday, November 14, 2015, 5:30 PM, Dinner, Auction and Program to raise funding for homeless outreach in Central Iowa
There are no events currently registered in Kansas.

Host: Community Outreach Shelter

  • Event:Fundraiser, community events, food drive/clothing drive.
Bowling Green

Host: Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

Event: Saturday, November 14th we are hosting Rock for Renters Rights, a benefit concert featuring local bands Cigarette Smoke, Yeti Jr., and Sword of Damocles. We’ll raise awareness about the state of renters rights in Bowling Green, while also raising funds for KFTC.


Host: Humblebees

  • Event:”Breakfast in the Park”, is scheduled for November, 21st at 9:00 am. A warm breakfast will be served along with a brief sermon in a family-friendly atmosphere at Central Park. For the last two months, Humblebees has been collecting clothing, coats, shoes, and accessories to be handed out to the homeless/needy/poor in Ashland to help them prepare for the winter. This event is hosted every Saturday by Church Without Walls. (Rain or shine) Humblebees is one of the guest charity organizations this week. For more information, go to

Host: Tent City Missions

  • Event: 5th Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration to help feed and clothe the community.

Host: Eastern Kentucky University

  • Event: The EKU Hunger Banquet: Wednesday, November 18 11 am – 8 pm Fresh Food Company, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475 As part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, our office if partnering with Dining Services to sponsor this year’s Hunger Banquet on Wednesday, November 18. The event will take place in the Fresh Food Company, the campus dining hall, and all customers who come during lunch and/or dinner hours will be welcome to participate in this simulation which demonstrates the three levels of food security on campus: food secure, marginally food secure, and food insecure. 1 in 5 EKU Students are Food Insecure and 2 in 5 are Marginally Food Secure.
 Baton Rouge

Host:Kitchens on the Geaux


Host: St. Mary Community Action Agency

  • Event: November 15th-Great & Grateful Day -local churches are encouraged to donate non-perishables to the local food bank November 18th-Proclamation Signing -declaring the week of the 16th-18th as National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week in St. Mary Parish November 20th-Headstart children will bring canned goods to school to donate to our local food bank Homeless surveys will be distributed throughout the month at various functions to assess the needs of our community.
There are currently no registered events in Maine.

Host: Stuff a Bus

  • Event: Partnering with Kewl Tours and Charter, Weis Market, local radio station WFRE and Nymeo Federal Credit Union, we are stuffing a tour bus in several different locations in Frederick MD throughout the week with donated canned food items for the local food banks.

Host: Gallery Church Community Food Pantry

  • Event: Harvest for the Hungry Thanksgiving Food Drive Saturday, November 21st from 12 to 3pm.

Host: Scott Family

  • Event: I am hosting a fundraiser to provide insulated tents for homeless people in baltimore. I want to raise $5,000 to buy 50 tents. The link is

Host: Dorothy Height Social Justice Center

  • Event: The Social Work department at Coppin State University in conjunction with the Dorothy Height Social Justice Center is hosting a workshop on campus to highlight older youth homelessness in this country. The event will take place on November 18, 2015, at 5:30 pm. We have invited three agencies who work with this population to be guest speakers. We have also invited elected officials.

Host: Baltimore United

  • Event: Nov 14 @ 4pm Baltimore United will be handing out brown bag lunches to the homeless. 4 N Central Ave Baltimore MD
College Park

Host: MaryPIRG

  • Event: 1. Homelessness panel discussion: 11/18 or 11/19 2. Competitive food drive: Sunday 11/15- Friday 11/20 3. 24 hour tent in front of diner w/ donation box: Monday 11/16 10 am – Wednesday 11/18 6 pm 4. Documentary showing: 11/18 or 11/19

Host: M-NCPPC Department of Parks & Recreation

  • Event: November 1- 18 – Donate gently worn jeans of all sizes and styles at any one of our 40+ community centers throughout Prince George’s County, Maryland. November 21 @ 10 am – Join youth and families from across the county at Bladensburg Waterfront Park and participate in a 5K walk/run on the Anacostia Tributary Trail System. Enjoy live entertainment, light refreshments and other activities. Additional information at
North Andover


Host: Pure Barre North Andover

  • Event: We are holding free Pure Barre exercise classes on November 15 & 16. In lieu of payment for class, we are asking for a donation of 3 to 5 non-perishable food items. We will donate the items to the Dracut Food Pantry.

Host: Assumption College Social Justice Ambassadors

Event: We will be kicking off the week on November 16th in Taylor during dinner hours, with a soup kitchen challenge. Here, we will ask students and faculty to choose to eat what you would be given in a soup kitchen, typically a sandwich and a bowl of soup. Upon entry, we will give students a fact sheet with data on hunger and homelessness in Worcester, the US, and around the world. On Tuesday, we will have an info booth in Charlie’s from 11-3. At this info booth, we will be asking students and faculty to participate in making Helping Hand Bags. These bags consist of a water bottle, granola bar, deodorant, tooth brush, tooth paste, a pair of socks, and a card in which you can write your own message on. These bags serve as an alternative to giving someone money, in which we hope people will keep them in their car to hand out when need be. Wednesday is our big day, where we will be having our 7th annual sleep out to help students spend the night in solidarity with the homeless. The evening will include reflections and simulations of hunger and homelessness, then continue to the Hagan lawn for the overnight sleep out. The night starts at 8pm in Hagan.


Host: UMass Lowell Sociology Department and Housing Families, Inc.

  • Event: We will have a panel discussion about Family Homelessness and a photo exhbit, “Family Homelessness: A View Beyond Stereotypes.” It will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17th from 11 – 12:15 AM, in O’Leary Library 222, UMass Lowell South Campus, Lowell MA.

Host: Homeless Angels

  • Event: Our founder Mike Karl will be entering his 5th of living on the streets and live streaming for the General public to see what real homelessness is For pictures of years past visit our facebook
Grand Rapids

Host: Mel Trotter Ministries

  • Event: What’s a Turkey Drop?! Turkey Drop is an annual tradition in West Michigan. Mel Trotter Ministries, WOOD Radio, and Celebration Cinema partner together for an entire day devoted to collecting frozen turkeys for our neighbors in need in the greater Grand Rapids area. Turkeys are donated by individual community members, churches and businesses in West Michigan. Turkeys are added to plentiful holiday meal boxes that are distributed to individuals and families prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • How do I get involved? Participating in our annual Turkey Drop is easy! All you have to do is drive up and drop off one or more frozen turkeys to Celebration Cinema North or Celebration Cinema South on Wednesday, November 18 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monetary donations are also welcome.
  • What is the turkey goal this year? This year, we are aiming to collect 1,500 turkeys! The more turkeys we receive, the more individuals and families will be blessed in our community.
  • Can I donate to Turkey Drop? Absolutely! Monetary donations are most welcome before, on or after Turkey Drop day. With every $15 donated, we are able to buy at least one turkey.
  • See more at:
Grand Rapids

Host: Mel Trotter Ministries

  • Event: Sheldon Cleaners is hosting a coat drive to benefit the thousands of people experiencing homelessness that Mel Trotter Ministries serves every year.
  • Donate new or gently used coats for men, women and children at any of Sheldon’s 26 locations in West Michigan. The coat drive takes place from November 13 – December 11, 2015. Sheldon Cleaners locations:

Host: Homeless Community of Care

  • Event: Our events will take place November 18 – 20, 2015. Events include an informational display on the Howell Courthouse lawn, an art show that reflects the issue of homelessness at Howell Opera House, live entertainment, a special movie at The Howell Theater, and much more.
Rochester Hills

Host: St. Mary of the Hills

  • Event: Prayer Cards. Challenging Families to learn what is it like to be hungry by attempting to eat all meals for one week on a limited budget. Donating proceeds of the financial difference to a food bank. Investigating and making parishioners aware of legislative action.

Host: Wayne State University HIGH Program

  • Event:  November 18th, 2015 from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm. At Wayne State University Student Center Building in the south side of the building. We will have hot tea and some cookies free for everyone!

Host: The Philip House Mission

  • Event: Open Mic Night / Movie Night November 19, 2015

Host: Ebenezer Community and Cultural Center

  • Event: Hats for the Homeless Tea and Fashion Show on Sat, Nov 14, 2015. Guest will bring hats and socks to be given away to homeless persons. We will have a Tea and Fashion Show, and a Crazy Hat Contest with prizes and vendors. The program will include a presentation regarding issues of homelessness and the prevention of homelessness. We will share information regarding ways our organization services the hunger and attempt to recruit more volunteers to help us increase our service. We will partner with a local shelter serving families, given the issues of homelessness impacting children and families in our community. We will also involve youth groups in the distribution of hats to homeless persons at local shelters.
Sault Ste. Marie

Host: United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula

  • Event: On Nov. 21st, our United Way of the EUP will partner with our local schools, the local Coast Guard base, and several local businesses to put a FULL Thanksgiving meal basket into the hands of our struggling families.
Sault Ste. Marie

Host: Eastern Upper Peninsula Continuum of Care

  • Event: Through the joint effort of community minded organizations that assist clients who are homeless, or in jeopardy of becoming homeless, a non-perishable food drive will be held the morning of November 21,2015 to collect food that can be utilized by homeless guests seeking emergency shelter in our tri-county area.

Host: UW-Stout Fostering Success

  • Event: Showing of the documentary, The Homestretch, followed by a panel discussion, Cardboard cutouts around campus benches for students to share experiences, stereotypes, beliefs, etc., Student volunteers around campus based on the group, The Passage,” and a call to action with volunteer opportunities and student speakers.
Brooklyn Park

Host: Health equity for the Homeless (HeH)

  • Event: 11/16/15 Keynote Speaker from Office to End Homelessness Art Exhibits: 3000 Faces of Children, HeHROES project, Panel: How homelessness affects HEALTH and designing equitable solutions
  • Other art infused events will take place on 11/17; 11/19; and 11/22 at other venues: City Hall; Zanewood Recreation Center; and Vertical Life Church
Saint Paul

Host: Concordia University

  • Event: We are planning on holding ” ONE NIGHT WITHOUT A HOME” on Wen, Nov 18, right here on campus with our students. We also are having a food drive that will go strait into our schools food shelf.

Host: Born Royal and Spread Love

  • Event: “SpreadLove and BornRoyal Present”: 1st Annual OurReach Feast and Silent Auction -The Pine Belt Thanksgiving Initiative- November 20, 2015 6:00-9pm @TheHubHattiesburg (Silent auction opens at 6:30 [6:15 for VIP guest] closes at 8pm winners will be announced at 8:15pm, please have bidding amount available in cash only) *Proceeds from donations ticket sales and silent auction will be donated to local pine belt area shelters to assist with feeding those in need for the upcoming holidays*

Host: A Night At The Shelter

  • Event: A Night At the Shelter is a one-act play written by David Webber, political science professor at U of MO and frequent volunteer at our local winter overnight homeless shelter. He wrote the play in response to being asked many times, “Why do you volunteer?” and “What are ‘they’ like?” It is a story of what one night at the shelter might look and sound like to the volunteers and to members of the homeless community. Performances are Nov 19 and 20. We are pleased that 4 of the people involved in the production are or have been homeless. All of the 14 member cast are learning so much from one another. Also in town those days, and free in the evenings, will be the Governor’s committee to combat homelessness and we are enclosing flyers in their registration material.

Host: DECA

Event: Friday we are doing a camp out night at our school. Kids will come out and sleep in a box and bring one backpack to hold whatever they need in it. We are also writing facts on a piece of cardboard and standing on the streets of Neosho and Granby for a couple of hours.


Host: Missouri Valley College/Non Profit Alliance

  • Event: SNAP Challenge Hunger Banquet Sleep out on the Quad Speaker Food Drive

Host:Economic Security Corporation Joplin

  • Event: Take an Orange Spoon Selfie, post it on or tweet it @ESChelps. Then Share a canned good with Crosslines of Joplin or your local food pantry. Economic Security Corporation Joplin (ESC) is trying to get 250 selfies this week and 250 canned goods to give to Crosslines of Joplin. ESC has challenged The Homeless Coalition members to do the same activity in their organizations.
Kansas City

Host: Swope Health Services

  • Event: Socks and Hops is a beer and food pairing event to raise awareness and money for the Healthcare for the Homeless program. Make a BIG difference in the lives of Kansas City’s homeless population! Join us for a night of craft beer and tasty bites. Enjoy beer from local craft brewers that will be paired with some of the best chefs in KC for a one of a kind evening full of tastes, sips, and community.
  • We need socks! Please bring new, warm socks to the event for our Healthcare for the Homeless mobile outreach program. We’ll distribute them to the homeless individuals we treat in our clinics and on our Mobile Medical Unit. This fun and unique event will help us collect a much needed and often overlooked item for homeless individuals—SOCKS! As winter approaches, we see an increasing number of individuals with frostbite. Injuries to feet are especially difficult to treat and can make it hard for people to be mobile. With limited mobility, accessing basic human services becomes more challenging. Protecting feet from the cold with warm, clean socks means the most vulnerable members of our community will still have access to these vital services. LOCATION: 20 E 5th Street, KCMO 64106 TIME: 7PM- 10PM TICKETS:

Host: Governor’s Committee to End Homelessness

  • Event: We are having our annual Homeless Awareness Conference November 19 & 20 in Columbia, Missouri at the Hampton Inn.

 Host: AmeriCorps

  • Event: Hunger Doesn’t Take A Holiday food drive for Family Services, Inc. (November 14 – 22) Food For Thought panel discussion (November 17, 2015) Service Saturday (November 21, 2015)
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New Hampshire

Host: Monadnock Regional School District

  • Event: Hygience products collection boxess all week in all schools in the district. Display and activity table in high school cafeteria on Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunch periods.
  • Monday: Challenge – If you lived on your own and had a full-time job making minimum wage, could you create a workable budget? (Online budget calculator)
  • Wednesday: Learn to crochet sleeping mats from plastic shopping bags.
  • Friday: Price comparison, hand-outs with recipes for under $2/serving and recipe for homepage cleaning products, demo making laundry detergent.

Host: Southern New Hampshire University

  • Event: Faces of Homelessness Panel: Monday 11/16 at 5pm
  • Film Screening: A Place at the Table Monday 11/16 at 8pm
  • Foodstruction: Tuesday 11/17 at 5pm
  • Stop Hunger Now Food packaging Event Thursday 11/19
New Jersey

Host: Camden City School District

  • Event:The Camden City School District will host its 4th Annual Food Drive Campaign in collaboration with the Food Bank of South Jersey; the target dates for the Food Drive will be October 19th through November 17th, 2015.
Toms River

Host: Kean Ocean

  • Event: Clothing & Food Drive & tabling to encourage awareness.

Host: It’s My World Too, Inc.

  • Event: Through the week, we would hold a “food drive” where parents can bring in canned goods and non-perishable items. This will take place at our daycare center. We will start on November 16th and end on the 20th.
New Mexico

Host: Otero Hunger Coalition

  • Event: Summit on hunger and homelessness on Nov. 6.
Las Cruces

Host: Phi Alpha Kappa Omega Honor Society NMSU

  • Event: “Angels of the Tent” will take place at Mexico State University. Phi Alpha wants to raise awareness of homelessness by encouraging the student body and community members to participate in an overnight stay. Participants will sleep in tents or cardboard boxes to understand the difficulties a person who does not have a cozy bed may experience. No electronic devices will be permitted and we will also welcome donations (monetary, clothing, canned food, blankets, tents, and hygiene products), which will be donated to Camp Hope, also located in Las Cruces.
New York






Host: Allegany County Homelessness and Housing Task Force

  • Event: Nov 14, 6 pm – all night “Sleep Out” at the Cuba Cultural Center, 38 E. Main St, Cuba, NY Nov 14th : Youth Services Cardboard City, Belmont Nov 16-20: Food and Clothing Drives throughout Allegany County Nov 21 6 – Midnight – Benefit Concert Sponsored by Northern Appalachian Socio-Economic Collaboration (NASEC) at the Cuba Cultural Center, 38 E. Main St, Cuba, NY

Host: Buffalo City Mission

  • Event: Each year we host a “Community Meal” for those in poverty and homelessness in Buffalo at the Buffalo City Mission’s at the men’s shelter. On Tuesday, November 17 we will cook and host the meal for the homeless and hungry, feeding more than 250 people. Also, on Thanksgiving, we will cook and deliver 5,550 meals to those in the greater Buffalo area who are impoverished and shut-in.

Host: Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS)

  • Event: The Ninth Annual “Home Sweet Gingerbread Home” competition at Crossgates Mall. Funds raised will support the work of HATAS to end homelessness in the Capital Region.

Host: August 1st

  • Event: We will be doing a theatrical presentation of a play called STAND to bring awareness to people about the plight of homelessness. We will do our best to provide new socks, underwear and non perishable items for those in need. This will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral at Greater Faith at 4214 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10466

Host: CHiPS

  • Event: I’m hosting a screening of Storied Streets. The movie will be followed by a Q&A with Professor Alex Vitale, an expert on the criminalization of the homeless. All the money made will go to CHiPS, a Brooklyn soup kitchen and shelter for homeless moms and their newborns. It will take place from 7pm at Brooklyn Colony bar (274 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215).

Host: Northern Appalachian Socio-Economic Collaboration (NASEC)

  • Event: Benefit concert in support of the Allegany County Homelessness and Housing Task Force. The concert is FAMILY FRIENDLY and runs from 7-Midnight Suggested donation: Hygiene items such as toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant. (Feminine products especially needed.) Cash donations welcome also. We are so grateful to the bands and volunteers that will be donating their time to help this cause! Special thanks to Mike of M & J Sound Reinforcement and DJ services. SCHEDULE/BANDS: Doors Open/House Music 6:00 Paul Sottnik 7:00 Acoustic… Adam Stack 8:00 Acoustic Keys to the Spaceship 9:00 Originals Stoneclad 10:00 Improvisational Rock/Grateful Dead
Garden City

Host: Social Work Action Gateway (SWAG) at Adelphi University

  • Event: Awareness lectures at our weekly meetings 11/12 and 11/19, a midnight run drive (going on since September) and organized event occurring on December 4th in NYC.

Host: Tarrytown New York!

  • Event: Events and opportunities for the public include a screening of the acclaimed documentary, “Our Daily Bread” at Fordham University’s Westchester campus, as well as a dozen volunteer opportunities that include food packing, delivery, building greenhouse boxes, community gardening training, and taking part in the Volunteer New York! Neighborhood Food Drive, which brings together several Hunger Relief Organizations.

Host: Exodus 3 Ministries

  • Event: On Friday, November 20th, we will be holding a concert to raise funds for a Christian women’s home. This event will be celebrated at the Syracuse Vineyard Church. There will be worship music provided by Bells of Harmony, 5 to Life and the Vineyard Worship Band. Local television personalities will speak and testimonies of past and present residents will be heard. We will spread awareness of the plight of the homeless while raising funds to continue providing a safe haven for hurting and homeless women. We will remember all that we are thankful for, while providing for those who do not have all that we are blessed with.
New York

Host: In My Father’s House Film

  • Event: The award winning documentary In My Father’s House highlights many of the issues facing America today: fatherlessness, homelessness, access to opportunity, and the importance of youth arts education. As part of our 4-part series, we will be diving in on the issue of Homelessness during a Google Hangout on Nov. 17 at 1 PM EST. You can join this event at We are excited to have the subject of the film and award-winning hip hop artis Che “Rhymefest” Smith moderate this conversation. We will be joined by IMFH Co-Director Annie Sundberg, President & Co-Founder of A Safe Haven, Neli Vazquez Rowland, and Director of Development at Help USA, Lawrence Cann.
New York

Host: YouGiveGoods

  • Event: Online food and supply drive to help the homeless in NYC running from 11/14-11/22. Just click and shop to help the homeless! Go to

Host: Morrisville State College

  • Event: The Dietetic & Nursing programs have been joined by the Student Government Assembly to collect personal hygiene items for the Madison County Community Action Partnership pantries. This is a campus-wide effort to increase awareness of and support for local individuals and families who may be facing these challenges.
North Carolina

Host: True Vine Ministries

  • Event: Fundraiser Service- November 15, 2015 Sweet Frog Fundraiser Night-November 3-4, 2015

Host: D’vine Concepts A-Z, Inc

  • Event: We have planned a food pantry open house on Saturday, November 21, 2015 1-3PM 3518 Rich Walker Road Wade NC where we will distribute food for those in need. There is a large number of elderly in this rural part of Cumberland County who need food supplements due to the increase of everyday needs. There has also been an increase in the number of adult children who have lost their jobs and were forced to return home with children to live with relatives. This has become a strain on the elderly on a fixed income. We have invited the community, medical facilities, churches, media, families and individuals to attend this grand opening. Project Food Barn provides healthy produce, vegetables, meats and dry goods to these families.

Host: Central Piedmont Community College

  • Event: Cato Campus
    Wednesday, November 18 OxFam Breakfast. Learning Lounge in Cato II 9:30-10:30am. No registration is needed. Faculty/Staff to receive PD Credit please sign-up on LearnerWeb.
  • Toiletry Drive: A toiletry drive will take place all week and donations should be dropped off at Student Life Office.
    • Central Campus
  • Thursday, November 19 OxFam Lunch Overcash 302 11:30-12:30. No registration is needed.
    •Harper Campus
  • Monday, November 16, 2015: Civic Engagement Film Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County. Rm 3253 from 12:00-1:30pm Free Popcorn will be provided. No registration is needed for students, faculty and staff register on LearnerWeb to receive PD Credit.
  • Graphic Arts Canned Food Drive: All food donations will be going to Loaves and Fishes. Donation Barrels are at 3 locations at Harper Campus. Last Day to donate is Friday, November 20.
    •Harris Campus
  • Hunger Games: The Harris Hunger Games, food drive that supports Loaves and Fishes. Goal is to raise 1100 items! Last day to make a donation is Friday, November 20.
    •Levine Campus
  • Wednesday, November 18: Levine Harvest Room 2150 from6-7:30pm. Poetry and short story readings by CPCC Faculty/Staff/Students. Light Snacks will be provided. Student’s CanScultptures will be on display. All donated items will go to the Matthews HELP Center.
  • Toiletry Drive: Rotaract Club will be hosting a Toiletry Drive with all donations going to Essentials Ministries. Donations will be accepted throughout the week.
  • Friday, November 20, 2015: Civic Engagement Film Series: Stamped room 3100 1:00pm-2:30PM. No registration is needed for students, faculty and staff can register on LearnerWeb for PD credit.
    •Merancas Campus
  • Tuesday, November 17 Join the Rotaract Club and make sandwiches for Urban Ministries.
Brunswick County

Host: Brunswick County Homeless Coalition

  • Event: On Saturday, Nov. 21st from 10 – 2pm we are hosting the 4th Annual Hunger & Homeless Banquet at Sacred Heart Hall in Southport, NC.

Host: Meredith College

  • Event: Nov. 19th we are offering what seems to be an ordinary night of Bingo. But the game has a twist, winning a round of Bingo does not grantee a satisfying prize. All prizes will be packaged in brown bags with the content ranging from well filled to unsatisfying. After each round there will be a speaker, a representative from Campus Kitchen’s at Meredith to discuss hunger, a representative from Better Together discussing homelessness, and a Meredith professor to discuss the impact poverty is having on North Carolina women.

Host: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

  • Event: On November 20th, my chapter will be having our 19th annual “SleepOut for the Homeless” on the campus of Winston-Salem Sate University. The event is from 6:00pm-6:00am. The event is held outside on our main campus to help raise awareness for those who are homeless and/or misfortunate. During our event we will be collecting donations such as money, non-perishable food items, clothing, and blankets, which will later be dispersed to local charities in the Winston Salem area.

Event: The Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

  • Host: Monday November 16th 2015- Do I Look Homeless Forum Tuesday- November 17th 2015- Candle Light Vigil Wednesday November 18th 2015- Bubble Soccer- Kickout the Hunger Thursday November 19th 2015- Living Well: STD Prevention and Awareness Forum Friday- Sleepout for Homeless

Host: HALO – Homelessness Awareness Lock Out

  • Event: This is our 16th Year! We plan work day projects to help people living below the poverty line. Everything from yard work to building wheelchair ramps to working in soup kitchens In the evening we hold signs to bring awareness to homelessness, hunger and poverty. We collect food items and donations on the street. We have a shelter building contest on the square to bring attention to those without safe shelter. We have a scavenger hunt across the city to find resources or lack of for homeless people. We also have speakers, art, poetry and more. HALO is an ecumenical effort that began in 1999 aimed at motivating youth in the 6th through 12th grades to become more concerned and active in making a difference in their community. HALO begins in the morning with youth groups going out to different job sites where they might build handicap ramps with Foothills Service Project, landscape and clean a house with the transitional housing project, Sort clothing and toys at Options, Organize food and stock shelves at the food pantry, Assist with a Habitat House project, or any number of other community service projects.

Host: Burke Cares

  • Event: iCare Tour November 17 7:45am – 12:30pm Come learn about non-profits of Burke County by visiting numerous agencies throughout Burke County. You will see firsthand some of the services provided to Burke County residents through local non-profit agencies. On the tour you will hear stories and experiences of those who have benefitted from services. With the current economy, many individuals, children, and families receive these services with the assistance of partnerships throughout the community. This tour offers a truly unique experience for participants to understand areas like homelessness, hunger, advocacy, safety, general well being and learn about opportunities to partner with an agency meeting those needs. The event offers breakfast from 7:45am – 8:15am, a tour of local non-profit agencies from 8:15-12:00am, lunch and roundtable discussions and an opportunity to connect with local agency representatives from 12:00-12:30pm. If you’re looking for an opportunity to find where you fit in Burke County and ways to get involved, this is the event for you! Register now through November 13, 2015.

Host:Statesville Housing Authority & Fifth Street Shelter

Event: A Night of Hope & Candle Light Vigil

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 5-7PM held at Bentley Center 324 Wilmington Ave Statesville, NC 28677

*Help us with our scarf project. Bring a scarf that will be placed on tress in areas where folks need them when it might be cold.

North Dakota


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Host: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Initiative on Poverty, Justice, and Health

  • Event: Lunch discussions on the landscape of homelessness in Cincinnati, resources for Cincinnati’s homeless, Cincinnati’s needle exchange program to combat infectious disease spread among Cincinnati’s homeless and vulnerable; Fundraisers and canned food drives for Cincinnati’s needle exchange program, the Freestore Foodbank, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and our local University of Cincinnati Open School Clinic at our downtown St. Vincent de Paul location; service opportunities for working with Cincinnati’s needle exchange program, shadowing for medical students at Cincinnati’s Health Network and Healthcare for the Homeless organizations, assisting with meal-packing at the Freestore Foodbank, providing dinner for a local shelter called Tender Mercies; providing more information to medical students of how to get involved in hunger and homelessness advocacy and service in Cincinnati.

Host: The Midnight Sandwich Run

  • Event: We create meal packages for our city’s homeless population and distribute them for three nights. Our attempt to end hunger for the homeless over a weekend in a metropolitan area. It’s community based (college students, community organizations, concerned citizens) where we do something about an issue we see everyday. Maybe not a complete solution but at least showing how easy (and affordable) it is to serve. Our website is with more details

Event:Coalition on Homelessness & Housing in Ohio

  • Host: Executive Director, Bill Faith, providing testimony to Financial Institutions Housing & Urban Development Committee in the Ohio House on the importance of affordable housing & value of the Ohio Housing Trust Fund on November 18.

Host: Ross County Community Action

  • Event: This is a homelessness awareness and education event sponsored by Ross County Community Action with an emphasis on discussing the problem of homelessness. Following the educational portion, we invite all those attending to show their solidarity with the homeless by spending the night in the park. This event will be free of charge and food will be provided. This event will not be cancelled due to weather because the homeless cannot choose the days they are homeless so we ask that everyone who participates plan accordingly.

Host: Anchor House

  • Event: On 11/18 The Anchor House will be providing 250 sack lunches to the area homeless.

Host: Project Hope for the Homeless

  • Event: Holiday Open House and Tour, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at 25 Freedom Road, Painesville Township Prayer for sheltered and unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness: 9 a.m. Nov. 18th

Host: Wayne County Housing Coalition

  • Event:We are doing a county-wide food and hygiene product drive to benefit our local shelters and a local food-pantry. This is a week long food drive.

Host: Shawnee

  • Event: FREE Thanksgiving Turkey and Food to ALL in need! Friday November 20th 1-7pm @ 506 S Beard, Shawnee OK. Shawnee Rescue Mission Free Food Center. ALL WELCOME, EVERYONE QUALIFIES, NOBODY WILL BE TURNED AWAY!
  • Thanksgiving Turkey/Grocery Help needed! No family should have to go without food this Thanksgiving and we want to be able to give struggling families in need a free Turkey and food in our Free Grocery store, 506 S. Beard this year. We expect over 1000 families to show up on Fri Nov 20st 1-7pm. At 506 S Beard at our Free Grocery Store. We will help ALL that come for help and NOBODY will be turned away –How you can help–
  • Collect canned food and money towards turkeys at your church or business •Buy and drop off a turkey. Our freezer space is low, but you can buy a turkey and drop it off on the day of the event.
  • Donate towards the outreach. $20,000 is needed. Firelake Grocery will sell us the Turkeys at the best price and will deliver them that day as well. About $20 is needed to buy each Turkey and thanksgiving food.
  • You can buy $20 gift cards at firelake, donate online through paypal Or send to Shawnee Rescue Mission C/O Finley and Cook CPAs po box 1966 Shawnee, Okla 74802

Host: Beaverton School District HELP Center

  • Event: Homeless Awareness Open House, Sunday, November 1st from 11:00 to 1:30, Beaverton School District HELP Center, 4925 SW Angel Street, Beaverton, OR 97005 Food Stamp Challenge Week begins Sunday, November 8th, All community members are invited to participate. Sunday, November 15th begins our Peanut Butter and Jelly, Beans and Rice, Pasta and Sauce Food Drive Week, benefiting our local food pantry system through Care to Share. Friday, November 20, Shelter Us Sleep Out. by invitation only

Host: Linfield College Change Corps

  • Event: Quiz night about poverty, food drive, several service opportunities, and bird housing painting to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
Oregon State

Host: Oregon State University

  • Event: Calendar of events and details are available at this website and below:
  • Facebook event:
  • November 12-23: Hygiene and Fund Drive Center for Civic Engagement will be partnering with NRHH to host a Hygiene and Fund drive for Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. There will be collection bins and jars at our events for participants to donate hygiene items and money. Most needed items include: Hair care products, shaving items, soap, deodorant, dental care items*, and feminine hygiene products. *Alcohol-free mouthwash. All donations will go to Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Community Outreach, and the OSU Food Pantry.
  • Thursday November 12: The Homestretch- A Film Addressing Youth Homelessness, 6-8:30pm @ Pride Center Join us for an open discussion, after the film, about the intersectionality of oppression and marginalized populations within the realm of homelessness.
  • Monday November 16: Corvallis Housing First Public Meeting, 7-9pm, SEC 354 Corvallis Housing First (CHF) is working on building a new shelter and is facing much opposition from certain members the Corvallis community. Come learn about these issues and see how you can get involved.
  • Tuesday November 17: Lobbying at the Capital, 7:30am-1:30pm, Salem, OR Join ASOSU for an opportunity to raise your voice in our state legislature on issues related to hunger, homelessness, and poverty. We will be talking to state Representatives and Senators about these issues and asking them to consider and enact change related to these issues. Register here:
  • Tuesday November 17: Faces of Houselessness Panel, 6-8pm, MU 206 Faces of Houselessness provides an opportunity for students and community members to come together for discussion about issues of houselessness, and bring the experiences of those who have faced these situations into the forefront.
  • Wednesday November 18: Right to Eat, 4:30-6:30pm, Centro Cultural César Chavez Join us for a free community meal to create campus-wide solidarity to end the silence and stigmatization of voices in the fight for food security, and recognize active resources for everyone experiencing chronic hunger and poverty.
  • Saturday November 21: Produce for the People Service Project, 9am-12pm, Produce for the People Community Garden Produce for the People Community Garden is an organization that uses community-based participatory research to address social injustices and health disparities while growing food, building community, and fostering healthy lifestyles. Come participate to see how you can personally help address food insecurity. Register here:
  • Monday November 23: Lotería, 5-7pm, Centro Cultural César Chavez Come spend time at the Centro, learning about how hunger and houselessness affects Queer and Trans* communities of color while playing Lotería! For accommodations related to ability, please call 541-737-3041 or email


  • Event: Monday- Volunteer at Manna on Main Street (3-6:30pm). Tuesday- Community Speakers from 5-6pm on the topic of decriminalization of homelessness and voting rights. Wednesday- (12-1pm) Canned foods collection competition entitled “How does your group stack up” where stacks of cans will represent each group participating in trying to raise the most canned food items. (7:30pm) a discussion will be held on LGBTQ+ homelessness as hosted by the Ursinus College GSA– also includes a collection for the Attic Youth Center in Philly. Thursday- 6:30pm showing of “Storied Streets” followed by a discussion of the film. Friday-Hunger Banquet at 6:30pm in dining hall. Saturday- Catholic Social Services day of service. Sunday- Tea and Reflection on Keeping the Momentum of the week going at 1pm.

Host: Moravian College

  • Event: Monday- Volunteering at New Bethany Ministries (Local homeless shelter) Tuesday- Night Out Wednesday-Guest Speaker Thursday-Hunger Banquet Friday-Delivery of donations collected to New Bethany Ministries (canned food) *every night during the week we will be sending some students to volunteer at a local soup kitchen.
Fairless Hills

Host: Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN)

  • Event: AHTN is releasing Public Service Announcements (PSAs) featuring 5 scenarios of people living on the edge, either on the verge of homelessness or actually homeless. We are doing this in conjunction of this week of awareness, along with a Crowdrise campaign to try to raise money for our missions. We will feature the PSAs on our website, along with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Host: OPEN, Gannon University

  • Event: Our primary event is Soup with Substance, a simple soup dinner and learning component. This year we are hosting a fishbowl-style diversity dialogue around the issue of youth homelessness in our community. A simple meal of soup, bread, and water will be served to be in solidarity with the hungry and homeless.

Host: Kids Serving Kids

  • Event: On behalf of the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc. “Kids Serving Kids”, a King Association‘s youth sponsored group, will once again collect food items, toiletries and new clothing and distributed them during the Thanksgiving Holidays. Items will be collected from November 14th to 21st, 2015. The group will also distribute items during a major event on December 20, 2015. The group is lead by a 14 year old, who started the group when she was 10 years old. To read her story, please go to our website at

Host: Bethesda Project

  • Event: The Blind Pig- Month of November (702 N 2nd St) – The Blind Pig will sell $1 paper houses to benefit Bethesda Project Schmear It Food Truck, November 9th-November 22nd Various locations (see website below)
  • Grab a bagel and custom Schmear during these two weeks – Portion of proceeds will benefit Bethesda Project – Visit for their menu and daily location Moon + Arrow- November 14th-22nd (754 S 4th St)
  • During NHHAW 10% of kitchen/food supply sales will go to benefit Bethesda Project Generosity 5K- November 15th (Fairmount Park- In front of the Please Touch Museum (4231 Avenue of the Republic))
  • Support our participants in the Generosity Philly 5K -Every dollar donated comes directly to Bethesda Project -To support a participant visit Nonprofit Night- November 16th (Wells Fargo Center- 3601 S Broad St)
  • Come celebrate Bethesda Project Night at the 76ers vs. Mavericks starting at 7 PM -Tickets prices are $26, $51, and $83 -To purchase tickets visit and use promo code NHHAW2015
  • Local 44 Happy Hour- November 17th (4333 Spruce Street) -$1 of every pint of a special beer sold from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm will be donated to Bethesda Project -Check out their website and menu at
  • Eat Wings Raise Funds at Buffalo Wild Wings- November 18th (Buffalo Wild Wing- 9701 Roosevelt Road) -Present a ticket to your server at any time on November 18th and 10% of your bill will be donated to BethesdaProject -Either print out a ticket or present the picture on your phone -For tickets visit our website or contact Lauren at
  • Bainbridge Street Barrel House- November 19th (625 S. 6th St) -From 4:30 pm to close 100% of proceeds from two special drinks will be donated to Bethesda Project -“A Step Up” bourbon cocktail and Stillwater Contemporary Works-Yacht are featured -Check out their Facebook at

Host: Villanova University Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Committee

  • Event: On-campus and off-campus food drives – Fast Day Fundraiser – Fair Trade Craft Sale – 5K Run/Walk to support Back on My Feet-Philadelphia – NCH Panel – Solidarity Sleep-out Our events will all occur between Saturday, Nov. 14th and Friday, Nov. 20th

Host: Chester County National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

  • Events: Sunday,11/1515: Multi-faith Prayer Vigil @ Unionville Presbyterian Church, Kennett Square, PA, 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 11/18/15: Walk for Hunger and Homelessness @ Union & State Streets, Kennett Square, PA. 12:00 noon & 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, Warmth for All @ Kimberton Waldrof School, Phoenxville, PA. 5:30 pm

Host: Lebanon County Coalition to End Homelessness

  • Event: Saturday, November 14: Poverty Simulation Sunday, November 15: Bear Party with the book “The Berenstain Bears Help the Homeless” and a Magician and dinner served. Monday, November 16: Open House at HOPES Shelter Tuesday, November 17: Dine and Donate Pizza Hut fundraiser Wednesday, November 18: Art Party fundraiser Thursday, November 19: Benefit Dinner Friday: November 20: Open Houses at Rescue Mission and Agape Shelters Saturday, November 21: Float in the Holiday Parade. Christmas Tree decorated with handmade house ornaments–each house represents one person who was without a home in 2015.

Host:Lebanon County Christian Ministries

  • Event: November 19, 2015 Benefit Dinner. We are raising awareness and funds to help support the staffing of our Emergency Homeless Shelter program.
State College

Host: The Pennsylvania State University

  • Event: Hunger and Homelessness Forum – November 16th OXFAM Hunger Banquet – November 17 Poverty Fight Night/Sleep-in
State College

Host: Boy Scouts of America

  • Event: On November 14th, the local scout troops collected and sorted over 18,000lbs of food for the local food bank through the Scouting for Food donation drive.

Host: Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Duquesne University

  • Event: November 11th – Hunger Banquet November 12th – Panhandling on our academic walk November 14th – Mass November 14th – blanket and treat bag making November 15th – our weekly ministry; we take food, toiletries and clothes downtown to the poor and homeless November 16th – partnering with HCEF for the Duquesne Men’s Basketball game November 17th – documentary viewing November 18th – Faces of Homelessness; a panel discussion with people who have unique perspectives on homelessness

Host: Title One After-School Program

  • Event: We plan to host an Open-Mic Night where students and community members can share poetry, prose, and thoughts on homelessness and hunger.

Host: Calling All Angels Mission

  • Event: An Evening of Music and Speakers to benefit Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Nov 14, 2015 7-10 PM (Doors open at 6:30) Music and testimonials, food and information brochures This is an evening of music and speakers to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness. Co-Sponsored by Calling All Angels Mission, Pike County Hands of Hope and The Ecumenical Food Pantry of Pike County.
West Chester

Host: West Chester University

  • Event: Monday, 11/16 – Tuesday, 11/17 – Food drive located on campus.
  • Wednesday, 11/18 – Awareness walk at noon through the campus.
Rhode Island

Host: Hope for the Homeless

  • Event:The Rhode Island Dream Center’s Hope for the Homeless outreach will host it’s 9th annual Backpack give away, where we give 500 – 600 Backpacks the are filled with ecentral survival items for the homeless.
South Carolina

Host: Everyone Counts

  • Event: Everyone Counts is an annual event that seeks to bring light to the changing “face” of homelessness, which included more single women and families than ever before. The events further allow the group to better understand the root causes of homelessness in our community and to formulate appropriate responses.

Host: Nonperishable food drive November 20 – 21, to support Harvest Hope.

  • Event: Upward Bound Parent Association
Fort Mill

Host: The Mac “Making a Change”

  • Event:Fort Mill’s 1st 5K to raise awareness for the hungry and homeless in our community.

Host: Upstate South Carolina Continuum of Care

  • Event: Between 3 pm and 7 pm SC Upstate CoC providers will be at the Haywood Mall on the lower level across from Santa and in front of Belk. They will be providing information about their organizations and the communities they serve. For those interested, shoppers will learn about programs and services as well as volunteer and giving opportunities. We will have giveaways and the Greenville Swamp Rabbits Hockey Team will appear and take pictures between 4 and 5 pm.
South Dakota
Rapid City

Host: The HOPE Center

  • Event: *Mayor’s Proclamation Reading, November 16th, 11 AM, at The HOPE Center *Movie Screening at The HOPE Center, November 16th, 6:30 PM *Cocoa and Comfort (Blanket Give-Away) at The HOPE Center, November 17th, 4:00-5:00 PM *Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil for the Homeless, Main Street Square, Rapid City, SD, November 19th, 7:00-8:00 PM *Chili’s Fundraiser for The HOPE Center, November 14th-22nd, Chili’s Restaurant, 22125 Haines Ave., Rapid City, SD

Host: Anytime Fitness Yankton

  • Event: We will be offering one free personal training session to members who bring in three canned goods, a lightly worn coat or shoes. We will hold this special offer during the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week only, from November 14-22, 2015.

 Host: Empty Bowls Clarksville

  • Event: 18 year old singer songwriter “Clairity” is doodling for hunger to raise funds for Loaves and Fishes and Urban Ministries Grace Assistance Food Pantry in Clarksville, TN. Each year our community paints bowls for an Empty Bowls Clarksville Lunch/Dinner Fundraiser. Here is a link to a video about the annual event. The community is invited to paint bowls at the Pottery Room, 110F Needmore Road, Clarksville, TN on Saturday November 21, 2015 from 11:00 am- 6:00 pm .Our goal is to paint 250 bowls to donate to the Empty Bowls Initiative. To learn more about Clairity here:

Host: Woodland Presbyterian Church

  • Event: We are hosting a Saturday evening supper to support the hungry and homeless in our community, and we are set to kick off our annual Room in the Inn overnight shelter on Saturday night.

Host: Giving Hope, Inc

  • Event: Dentons’ Got Talent: Talent Show November 20th 2015
Grand Prairie

Host: Grand Prairie High School

  • Event: We are having a school wide new clothing drive for The Promise House Youth Shelter. 9th through 12th graders will be competing to see which class brings the most donations.
  • GPHS’s faculty and staff will be doing a Turkey Drive for students and families within Grand Prairie ISD who will be in need this Thanksgiving Season.
  • GPHS will be hosting the movie Storied Streets on Nov. 19th and the entire school is invited to attend. Popcorn will be served.

Host: Sustainability Club

  • Event: Encouraging students to eat well portioned meals and producing minimum food waste. Donating left over dining hall food from University of Texas at Dallas to local non-profits and food pantries.

Host: T.O.P.S


Host: Dallas Public Library

  • Event: Winter backpack drive Nov 14-21 and giveaway to people experiencing homelessness at the J Erik Jonsson Central Library on Wednesday, November 25.

Host: Friendship West Baptist Church

  • Event: Justice And Kindness Career Fair This Career Fair is centered around offering jobs that will allow citizens to earn a living wage and become food secure and gain access to adequate housing. Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 10:00 AM-2:00 PMCST
  • Special Jesus and Justice Bible Study #TheFamilyTable This special event is a multiracial and multi-faith Bible Study centered around the Christian responsibility to care for those who feel the impact of hunger and homelessness. Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 7:00 PM CST   Friendship West Baptist Church 2020 W Wheatland Rd Dallas, TX 75232
  • Action: Raising Our Voices This is a Faith based initiative to advocate for children who are food insecure. We will gather offering letters to send to congressional representatives who have the power to place circles of protection around federal food budget items.. Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 8:00 AM CST.   Friendship West Baptist Church 2020 W Wheatland Rd Dallas, TX 75232
  • Annual Thanksgiving Feeding Celebration Hosted by: FWBC, Faith Formula & On-A-Mission Community Thursday, November 26th, 2015 @ 10:00AM CST   Austin Street Shelter 2929 Hickory Street Dallas, Texas 75226

Host: Liberty Junior High PTA

  • Event: Canned food drive 11-03-2015 – 11-20-2015, food will be donated to Network of Community Ministries which supports homeless families at our school.

Host: Teaneck High School Student council

  • Event: One Night Without A Home Includes meal and shelter, march to park, faces of homelessness speakers, candlelight vigil, sleep, lessons learned, and march back to shelter. November 12-13 4 pm – 7 am

Host: Montgomery County Homeless Coalition

  • Event: Poverty Simulation. November 12th Walk for Awareness. November 14th Empty Bowls Lunch. November 18th

Host: Montgomery County Homeless Coalition

  • Event: Thursday, November 12 Poverty Simulation 9 am – 12 noon 300 W Davis St, Conroe, TX 77301 Saturday, November 14 Homeless Awareness Walk 9 am begins at Crisis Assistance Center, 1022 McCall St, Conroe, 77301 Wednesday, November 18 Empty Bowls Lunch 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 300 W. Davis Street, Conroe 77301 Thursday, November 19 Homeless Coalition Meeting 3:00 – 4:30 pm 505 W. Davis St, Conroe 77301 Register for events at

Host: Metropolitan Volunteer Program

  • Event: Sunday: The Beacon 8:15-11 am- help support a homeless shelter either working in a kitchen, helping clean the facility or engaging with the visitors. Monday: MVP Service Nights 6-8pm- join us as we make blankets, cards, and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and then go deliver the sandwiches to the Houston Public Library. Tuesday: MVP General Meeting @ 7 pm. Wednesday: Star of Hope 4-6:30 pm- come serve in a soup kitchen for the homeless population of Houston. Thursday: Houston Food Bank 5-9 pm – come help us sort and package food donations for local families in need. Friday: Women’s Home @11:30am-3pm- Come sort clothing donations for women in need.

Host: Victoria Area Homeless Coalition

  • Event:  * 11/15 – Food Drive from 1-5pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church * 11/16 – 20 – Food Stamp Challenge (citywide participation) * 11/20 – Street Corner Fundraising challenge 8am-11am (citywide) * 11/20 – Sleep Out 7pm-sunrise at Trinity Lutheran Church – Constitution/De Leon parking lot * 11/21 – Thanksgiving Community Dinner 4-6pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church


West Jordan


Host: Salt Lake Community College Student Association

  • Event: We will be collecting, and organizing hygiene and food items, organize them into categories and donating them to our colleges Food Pantry center for students who are struggling and don’t have food or hygiene supplies can care for themselves as they try to push themselves through receiving a college education. We are looking for combs, tooth paste and brushes, shampoo and conditioner, laundry soap, baby diapers, baby food, feminine products, canned or packaged meals, deodorant and more. Nov. 17th 10am – 12pm Jordan Campus Student Pavilion Nov. 18th 11:30am- 1:30pm Miller Campus Culinary Arts Building main Hallway
Salt Lake City

Host: Dumke Center for Civic Engagement

  • Event: Hunger Banquet
Salt Lake City

Host: North Region Board

  • Event: “Canstruction” Where people can donate cans for the local food bank and SLCC food pantry. With the cans we will come together and build an awesome structure. November 19 from 5pm-7pm at SLCC’s South City Campus in the forum.

Host: Salt Lake Community College

  • Event: The Annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet on November 17th 6-8 p.m.
St. George

Host: Dixie Statue University Student Association

  • Event: Nov 7th. Shivwits Reservation restoration project. DSU students and Red Rock Rotary Club will help in a restoration project at the Shivwits/Paiute Indian Reservation Now – Nov 26th: Adopt-A-Family DSU’s second annual Adopt-A-Family. Dixie State University’s Student Association provides families with a fully provided Thanksgiving Dinner that they would otherwise not be able to provide. Sponsored by DSUSA and local grocers. Dec 5th (Moved up from Nov19th): Brush of Kindness DSU students and community members will be helping Habitat for Humanity with their Brush of Kindness event that aims to help combat poverty.

Host: Middlebury College Community Engagement

  • Event: Panel Discussion Discussion dinner Documentary Screening Volunteer Opportunities

Host: ANEW

  • Event:We will be hosting a Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Fundraiser to raise money for ANEW Place, a homeless services organization in Burlington Vermont.

Host: Utah State University Val R Christensen Service Center

  • Event: Monday 11/16/15: Stuff-A-Bus Community wide food drive throughout the month of November to stock the Cache Food Pantry Dining Hall Fast USU students choose to donate their unused meals from meal plans to Oxfam
  • Tuesday 11/17/15: Clothing Drive Clothing drive for families of Ellis Elementary School.
  • Wednesday 11/18/15: Thanksgiving Dinner with Cache Youth Resource Center student sponsored event that collects, prepares, and builds friendships with the homeless youth of Cache Valley.
  • Thursday 11/19/15: Blanket Brigade blanket tying on USU campus to donate to local battered women, children, and youth shelters Friday 11/20/15: Mailing Blitz sending out informational letters to businesses in Cache Valley about the laws and regulations about donating unused food

Host: Stuff A Bus

  • Event:  Partnering with Kewl Tours and Charter, Weis Market, local radio station WFRE and Nymeo Federal Credit Union, we are stuffing a tour bus in several different locations in Frederick MD throughout the week with donated canned food items for the local food banks.

Host: Shining Hands, Inc.

  • Event: 11/14 Community Potluck (This is a monthly soup kitchen) 11/15 A Place At the Table (Video & Discussion) 11/16 Correlation between Mental Health & Homelessness 11/17 Correlation between Domestic Violence and Homelessness 11/18 Poverty Simulation 11/19 The Hidden Faces of Homelessness in our Community 11/20 Understanding Poverty – An Intro to the Bridges Out of Poverty Workshops All of the events will be held in the evening with the exception of the Poverty Simulation. This will occur during the day to encourage participation of local government leaders, school administration, local social services and other community groups.

Host: Rockbridge Regional Library

  • Event: Accepting donations of non-perishable food for the Food Bank and toiletry items for Project Horizon, November 9-22. Showing the documentary, “A Place at the Table” on Thursday, November 19.

Host: City of Richmond Dept of Social Services-Homeless Services Unit

  • Event: The City of Richmond Department of Social Services-Homeless Services Unit will be hosting a Meet & Greet Educational Forum. We have invited a former homeless individual to share his/her journey of how they overcame homelessness. We have also invited a host of homeless service providers in our community to share information on services they provide for the homeless.

Host: NCWAR Food Drive

  • Event:Food Drive Date: Nov 7th, Time: 9:00 am Till Places: Martin’s Market Place, Dan’s Food Market & Grocery Outlet Food Market

Host: Weaver Foundation, Georgia Mattson Memorial Shelter

  • Event: During this time of recognition, Georgia’s House is hosting a dinner, dance, and silent auction in hopes of raising funds to help with the needs of the shelter. We are a fairly new organization receiving minimal state or federal funding and we rely on private donations. Saturday November 21, 2015 @ 6:30pm Cost: $45.00 Silverdale United Methodist Church 9982 Silverdale Way, Silverdale, WA 98383

Host: Eastern Washington University Hunger & Homelessness Outreach Team

  • Event: Saturday, 11/14 – “Seeking Human Kindness” Poetry Reading: Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University students and community members are encouraged to come together and share poetry, stories and ideas regarding hunger, homelessness and/or poverty. Clothing, food and hygiene items will be collected. Boots Bakery & Lounge, who is helping to host the event, will be also collecting monetary donations for their suspended coffee program which helps to give free cups of coffee to people experiencing homelessness.
  • Sunday, 11/15 – Documentary: These Storied Streets: a free viewing of this film will be shown on the EWU campus.
  • Monday, 11/16 – Smile Campaign: We will be handing out cupcakes in an effort to raise awareness about the dehumanization of the homeless. We would like to encourage our students to treat people experiencing homelessness as people and instead of ignoring them, to instead smile and say hello. A kind gesture can go a long way.
  • Tuesday, 11/17 – “Homelessness is Not…” Social Media Campaign: Our team is partnering with the Veteran’s Resource Center to bring awareness to the unfair stereotypes placed on people experiencing homelessness. This event will also to help raise awareness about the homeless veteran population and the VRC will be providing resource brochures to students.
  • Wednesday, 11/18: Handing out cookbooks/resource brochures & Mobile Food Bank Grocery Distribution: Our group will be handing out a budget friendly cookbook (a week worth of meals for $20) and a general resource guide for any students or community members who may need emergency services in the Cheney/Spokane area. Later that day there will be a grocery distribution at a local high school. Typically we serve 50-100 families per grocery distribution.
  • Thursday, 11/19: “What Can You Do?” Panel & Food for Thought: For the panel, 3-4 directors from local non-profit organizations will come and discuss with students what their organization does and how they can get involved. Our speakers are going to focus on informing students about the difference between a service model and a charity model of volunteering. They are also going to discuss better ways that students can help to meet community needs. Food for Thought is hosted by EWU, Gonzaga and the House of Charity and this event allows for students to come in and serve then share a meal with the local homeless population. It is an amazing experience and students always seem to get the most out of this event.
  • Friday, 11/20: Visual Campaign about the criminalization of homelessness and increased dehumanization. We are going to place posters and flyers on the EWU Cheney Campus highlighting facts and statistics about how people experiencing homelessness are treated.
  • Saturday, 11/21: Service Project Day – Our group is challenging the Eastern campus to go out into the community and combat hunger & homelessness through volunteering. We are supplying a list of local organizations that focus on hunger and/or homelessness. Students are responsible for contacting those organizations and setting up a project on their own. Throughout the week we will also be having a non-perishable food drive, winter wear drive and a hygiene/commodities drive. All donations will be given to low-income families and people experiencing homelessness in Cheney and Spokane.
West Virginia

Host: The Meeting Place Mission

  • Event: “Give Cheese A Chance”. Grilled Cheese Event to support the homeless mission.

Host: WVU Student Government Association

  • Event:WVU SGA will be hosting an event where student can come decorate bowls that the Empty Bowls organization will later use to serve food to the local homeless in Mylan Park in February. It will take place on Tuesday November 17th from 6-8pm in the Mountainlair on campus.

Host: Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless

  • Event: We are partnering with Bon Appetit! Catering, which is providing a catered spaghetti luncheon for our clients at noon Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Host: Mid Ohio Valley Continuum of Care

  • Event: On Behalf of the Continuum of Care Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week Committee: In observation of National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week 2015 (November 14-22) the Continuum of Care is conducting a campaign to help raise awareness, hence effect SOLUTIONS in the Mid-Ohio Valley regarding the struggle of hunger and homelessness faced by SO MANY in our hometown. As Thanksgiving draws closer I’m thankful we can all do something to help, YES, YOU CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Here’s a list of the activities planned for the week, this is an open invitation to get involved, participate however you can, contribute, whether in a big way or small, it will make a difference. This is what we’re doing:
  • Saturday 11/14/15 Helping prepare and serve the monthly meal/annual Thanksgiving meal at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 1210 20th Street. Dinner is served from 4-5:30pm. Volunteers arrive at 2:45. Volunteer time slots already filled ( 3 volunteers), but donation of a dessert or drinks would be appreciated, and can be dropped off at Children’s Home Society on Friday before 3pm, or at the church Saturday between 2:30-3:30pm. This is an ongoing ministry of St. Andrews Church.
  • Sunday 11/15/15 Citywide Day of Prayer: Nondenominational group prayer from 2-3pm at Parkersburg City Flagpole (Downtown Bethel if rain); to lift up those affected by hunger and homelessness, including a short address concerning the recent US visit of Pope Francis and his passion for the hungry and homeless. Pray for an end to hunger and homelessness in the Mid-Ohio Valley, the US and Worldwide. Pray for new doors to be opened, opportunity to abound and solutions to be found. Pray for the workers, organizations and churches in West Virginia and across the United States and world that are caring for children, women, and men who are hungry and homeless.
  • Monday 11/16/15 Good Golly Gloves Challenge. Individual volunteers will kick off a hat and glove collection drive to run through Thursday 11/19. Hats and gloves will be distributed Friday at the two emergency shelters to those in need. Drives can be conducted wherever and however the participant chooses. There will be a prize for the individual or group who collects the most items.
  • Tuesday 11/17/15 “We are All Homeless” community event during which non-homeless individuals hold-up cardboard signs for one hour (Noon to 1pm) at strategic locations with statistical facts and information, in order to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness. Volunteers can also give out information directing individuals to local homelessness/hunger charities/service providers in the community to donate to or share volunteer opportunities.
  • Wednesday 11/18/15 Cooking for a Cause. Volunteers will provide and help serve lunch at House to Home Drop In Center, as well as pass out resource information to those at the center. Those interested in joining for a group cook to prepare food contact Lisa Doyle-Parsons at 304-485-0650 in advance.
  • Thursday 11/19/15 Candlelight Vigil as part of the National Runaway Safelines Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month to show solidarity with youth in crisis. Candlelight vigil will take place at 6pm, starting at Children’s Home Society, 1717 St. Mary’s Avenue, walking up and through the PHS horseshoe and back.
  • Friday 11/20/15 Hat /Gloves and Resource Information Distribution at the Latrobe Street Mission during normal dinner hours. (Salvation Army 4:30pm, Latrobe Street Mission 6:00pm) Volunteers arrive 15 minutes in advance, meet in parking lot.) Can attend one or both.
  • Saturday 11/21/15 Join the Continuum of Care Team for a day of bell ringing for the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign. We need a minimum of 4 teams of 2 people each to work 2 hour shifts ringing the bells. The kettle drive is part of the Salvation Army’s Christmas campaign, and helps provide meals and food baskets for families and gifts to children for Christmas Day. The Salvation Army served 40,700 meals in 2014. Bell ringing will take place at Vienna Foodland. Contact Lisa Doyle-Parsons at 304-485-0650 or for available Team COC time slots.
  • Sunday 11/22/15 Day of Rest and Reflection. Close the week by taking personal time to reflect and share on the weeks activities, either through journaling or sharing your personal thoughts on NHHAW on social media.
Green Bay

Host: CVIA/The Next Step

  • Event: Monday, Nov. 16th @ 6pm Dedication of Permanent Memorial Bench in Whitney Park “May this bench be a safe place to rest and remember our friends who died without a home.”

Host: NATH (Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing)

  • Event: November 14th- 6th Annual Soup for Shelter 5pm-7pm Proceeds to Benefit Frederick Place- Serving 5 Northern Wisconsin Counties. Located at St. Mary’s Nativity of our Lord Gym, 125 E King St -Delicious soups from area restaurants -Door Prizes -Basket Raffles -Information on NATH (Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc)

Host: UW-Stout Fostering Success

  • Event: Showing of the documentary, The Homestretch, followed by a panel discussion, Cardboard cutouts around campus benches for students to share experiences, stereotypes, beliefs, etc., Student volunteers around campus based on the group, The Passage,” and a call to action with volunteer opportunities and student speakers.

Host: University of Wyoming Service, Leadership, and Civic Engagement Office

  • Event: There will be a table with different information and activities each day in the Wyoming Union from 11:00am to 2:00pm on November 17. 18, and 19. We will also host a screening of Storied Streets in the Senate Chambers of the Wyoming Union on November 20 from 12:00 to 1:30. We will be collecting non-perishable Thanksgiving food items all week long to provide Thanksgiving dinner baskets to local families in need. Donations can be dropped off at the Info Desk, SLCE Office 006, or any of the events listed.

Host: Central Wyoming Rescue Mission

  • Event: November 1-30 We are accepting Frozen Turkey, Monetary, and Non-Perishable canned food donations at 230 N. Park St. Casper, Wyoming 82601
  • We provide meals and housing for the homeless. Donations can be accepted around the clock. We are a 24 hour operation.


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