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2011 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Events

If you know of any events not listed here, please let us know by filling out the form here or by emailing us at handhweek@nationalhomeless.org. Also, if you are planning an event in your area, please let us know.

Alabama   

Birmingham

Birmingham Coalition for the Homeless
Events: Friday, November 18- Rally and Workshops to Develop Action Plan for implementing Birminghams' 10-Year Plan.
Contact: William Boyd wboyd.bch@gmail.com

AVAIL: Friends of the Houseless                
Events: Saturday, November 19- Thanksgiving dinner with the homeless of Birmingham
Collection of winter clothes and non-perishable foods to share with our houseless friends. 
Contact: Austin Richardson, 205.202.9729

Chatom      

Chatom Church of God Youth
Event: All week, they will be collecting money from people at red lights to give to the homeless
Contact: Renee McCulley, renee.mcculley@partners.basf.com

Alaska                                                      

Fairbanks

University of Alaska at Fairbanks
Events: We are holding a sleep out for six days in freezing weather (-35 degrees) to help those participating to gain awareness of the issues faced by those experiencing homelessness. All money raised will go to the Street Outreach and Advocacy Program.                                         
Arizona

Tempe        

ASU Residence Hall Association
Event: "Forts for the Forgotten" program on November 10th  Forts for the Forgotten will be an overnight program where ASU residents can build forts out of cardboard and other miscellaneous building supplies, make blankets to keep them warm through the night and to donate in the morning.
Contact: Lauren Zack, 6027998644

ASU4Food             
Event: ASU4Food is working with three Smashburger locations from November 1st-December 15th.  Customers will be able to donate $1 to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and sign their name on a paper burger to be displayed at the store. 
Contact: Elana Niren  

Chandler

Hamilton High School's Habitat for Humanity Club
Events: We will be holding a canned food drive, community service days, and a “Day without a home” event.
Contact: Kuba Stechly, kubastechly@gmail.com

Yuma

Crossroads Mission
Events: On Wednesday, Nov. 16th, from 3 to 6pm we are holding a Soup-er Celebration of Hope which includes free dinner. Over 20 agencies will also be in attendance.
Contact: Rene Sonoqui at 928-783-9362, Ext. 30

Yuma Neighborhood Services
Events: We will be hosting “the Steps to Housing Fair” from 4 to 7pm on November 17th at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center. We will be having chili, and information on how to preserve home ownership.
Contact: Valarie Donnelly, city of Yuma Neighborhood Services specialist, at 373-5187

Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services, the Housing Authority City of Yuma, and Crossroads Mission
Events: On Saturday, Nov. 19th, we will be holding a fair with fun and games for the whole family including kickball and a hotdog cook-off.
Contact: Rene Sonoqui at 783-9362, Ext. 30

Flagstaff

Grand Canyon Youth Corps
Events: We are organizing a hunger banquet and a homelessness awareness banquet complete with speakers. Proceeds will go to local food banks and shelters.
Contact: Sara Hooker, sara@gcyouth.org

Arkansas

Bentonville

NWACC SIFE “Let’s Can Hunger” Team
Events: For more information about events in your area, please contact Robert Gearhart at nwaccsifeletscanhunger@gmail.com

Little Rock

Philander Smith College, Office of Religious Life                    
Events: Their annual Thanksgiving Day basket give away and One Night without a home. For a list of events at Philander Smith College, please contact Ronnie Ross
Contact: Ronnie Ross, 501-370-5296, rross@philander.edu

Hot Springs

Safe Haven Shelter for Women and Children                
Events: We are hosting our first annual fundraising event on November 12, 2011.
Contact: Kim Qualls, 5012767750

Paragould  

Mission Outreach                  
Events: A hunger banquet and food drive will be held with 4 schools in attendance and 150 9-12 students.      
Contact: Amie Cole, 8703357472

Greene County High Schools
Events: We are holding a poverty simulation to help educate the students about issues relating to homelessness and poverty in our community.

Topeka

Washburn University
Events: We are holding an art exhibit featuring student work about homelessness, a canned food drive, and a tent city

California

Los Angeles

LA Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness
Events: We will take place in the United Way’s 5th annual run/walk to end homelessness. In conjunction with National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles, PATH, the Downtown Women's Center, we will be holding an event “Life on The Streets...
Homeless Women and Children” on Wednesday November 16th from 11:30am-1:30pm
Contact: 213- 251-0041

Walnut Creek

Professional Women in Building Bay Area                 
Event: 10th annual Food & Gift Drive where Building Industry associates, builders, and developers donate canned foods and gifts.  The donated items are given to our local HomeAid charity groups.    
Contact: Terri Everhart, wereverharts@sbcglobal.net

San Bernardino

San Bernardino Police Dept. Homeless Advocacy Program            
Event: An event around the Holidays for the National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
Contact: Officer Marci Atkins, 909-953-4658

Pitzer College              
Event: Benefit for LA Homeless Soccer team.  A fundraising tournament Saturday November 12.  Plus a film showing (Kicking It!) and discussion on evening of November 11.         
Contact: Nigel Boyle, 9096073770

Chula Vista

Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School (CVLCC) Service-Learning Program             
Event: School-wide donation drive for different community organizations. We will also increase awareness of hunger and homelessness with our morning announcements
Oct. 18- Nov. 18, 2011          
Contact: Breca R.G. Mariscal, 619-426-2885 (ext. 2421)

Claremont

Claremont Colleges                   
Events: religious services about homelessness, tabling at dining halls, and discussion over a "meal"" where we donate the meal to a shelter           
Contact: Laura Epstein, 301-325-4538

Pasadena

Union Station Homeless Services                
Events: Dinners in the Park, a massive potluck on Thanksgiving Day that will feed thousands of homeless and food insecure people in our community.         
Contact: Dana Bean, 626 240 4550

Davis

UC- Davis              
Events: Nov. 1- Voices of Homelessness, November 3rd- Pay It Forward Movie Watch                             November 1-5- Coat and Canned food drive           
Contact: Rachel Gutmann, rggutmann@ucdavis.edu

Westminster

FOCUS Orange County
Events: On both of the Sundays of H&H week, we will be feeding a hot meal to the homeless residents of the Valencia Inn, as well as those camped in Maxwell Park.
Contact: Roger Tierney, 949-422-8510, rrtierney@earthlink.net

Malibu

Pepperdine University
Events: We will be putting on a Hunger banquet and a Salvation Army shopping spree, helping children buy needed clothes and supplies.
Contact: Jennifer Abohosh, 310-506-4143

Laguna Beach

Laguna Relief and Resource Center, K’ya, French 75, Sapphire, Sundried Tomato, Mozambique, Tres Sietes, Youngs Market, Auntie Mary’s Sweetery’s Delicious Cupcakes, St. Catherine of Siena Parish School, Boys and Girls Club, and the City of Laguna Beach Housing and Human Services Committee
Events: We are hosting the “World Hunger Bowl” at the Aliso Creek Inn on Saturday November 12th.
Contact: the Laguna Relief and Resource Center at 949-497-7121

The City of Laguna Beach
Events: The city has also proclaimed this week as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Contact: Martha Anderson, manderson@lagunabeachcity.net

Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton
Events: We are hosting an exhibition featuring several tents in the Quad where stories, quotes and statistics related to hunger and homelessness were displayed. At the end of the exhibit, students were able to enter an interactive tent where students could reflect and write their own stories or feelings on a large poster which will be displayed at the center.  Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week at CSUF will end with an open mic night fundraiser Wednesday at the Garden Cafe from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Bins have been placed throughout campus for a food drive the we are hosting for the O.C. Food Bank, which ends Dec. 3.
Contact: Call 1 657.278.7623

Fullerton College
Events: We are holding a Thanksgiving food drive during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Contact: ctc@fullcoll.edu

Rohnert Park

Sonoma State University, Join Us Making Progress
Event: We are having a blanket making event, a movie watch, a trivia event, a poverty simulation, and a backpack filling event.
Contact: The Center for Community Engagement, cce@sonoma.edu

Santa Barbara

Casa Esperanza
Events: We are sponsoring a screening of the movie “Urban Roots” at Santa Barbara City College. We are also announcing our plan to start a organic food cooperative to help those in poverty have access to produce.
Contact: Call Casa Esperanza at (805) 884.8481.

Genuine Concern for Others
Events: We are hosting a “Loads of Love” event on Nov. 20th, inviting homeless individuals to wash their laundry at a local Laundromat.
Contact: Tom Spadoro, director@genuineconcern.org 

Orange

Care to Act
Events: We are holding a fundraiser at the Holiday Skate Center on Nov. 22 to help continue our ministry.
Contact: Marlene Quiram, macckpr@gmail.com 

Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Rescue Mission
Events: We are holding a turkey drive and a coat drive for H&H week.
Contact: Tim Calahan, tcalahan@thebrm.org

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa High School Cheerleaders
Events: We are holding a collection of canned goods all week and having an event titled “From Farm to Food” on Saturday, Nov. 19th.
Contact: Kori Johnson, cmhscheer@aol.com

San Diego

Hand Up Teen Leadership Program
Events: We will be having 8 neighboorhood food drives, 4 business/school food drives, 4 presentations. We will be preparing more than 650 food packages, and distributing wristbands to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness
Contact: Shana Hazan, shanah@jfssd.org

Colorado

Colorado Springs

Colorado College
Events: We will be holding a cardboard city where we will be informing the community about homelessness. There will also be speakers.
Contact: Worner Desk, 719-389-6607

Connecticut                                                      

New Haven

Yale University
Events: We will be holding an “H&H auction”
For more information, please look at their website http://www.med.yale.edu/yaxis/auction/                

New London

The Interact Club, New London High School
Events: We are holding a canned food drive all week to help raise donations for the Gemma E. Moran Center.
Contact: Ms. Lisa Tucchio, 860-437-6400             

The Williams School
Events: We are giving up our morning snack and having a lunch of beans and rice to be in solidarity with those suffering from hunger. We are also raising money for the Homeless Hospitality Center.
Contact: Jane Hannon, jhannon@williamsschool.org
The Service Committee, Williams School
Events: We held an assembly to discuss hunger and homelessness issues in our community.
Contact: Tekla Zweir, tzweir@williamsschool.org                                                                   

Delaware                                                 
Unfortunately, we have not been contacted about events in this state. If you know about any, please let us know by filling out the form here or by emailing us at handhweek@nationalhomeless.org                                                                

D.C. 

Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon
Events: Nov. 19 – Walkathon. Nearly 12,000 people in the Washington metropolitan area are without homes. More than 40% are families and one in four is a child. The Help the Homeless Program, which culminates with a Walkathon on the National Mall, raises funds to support organizations working to prevent and end homelessness in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Since 1988, it has raised more than $85 million, impacting thousands of families and children in our communities.
Contact: Register today at http://www.helpthehomelessdc.org, or call 1-877-WALK HTH (877-925-5484), or email helpthehomeless@daileyevents.com.

The Dupont Circle Project                 
Events: Every Sunday we distribute hot cooked food to nearly 250-350 people at Dupont Circle and Franklin Square Parks at 10:30 am.  We are collecting stories of the people we serve and posting them (with permission) on you tube to raise awareness of the rapid rise of the newly homeless in DC.
Contact: Manisha Sharma, sharmaumd@gmail.com

Students Fighting Homelessness and Hunger at American University
Events: Speakers, Film Screening, Veterans awareness event, Street Sense Vendor for a Day, Hunger Banquet, National Homeless Walk-a-thon.           
Contact: Bryan Yannantuono, 845-800-8769

Hoya Outreach Programs and Education            
Events: Nov. 14th -  Speakers Panel   
Contact: Elizabeth Cerabino, (203) 856-9773

GWU College Democrats                   
Events: Nov. 15th -  Speakers Panel   
Contact: Ditra Backup, (802) 922-3286

The Field School            
Events: Nov. 17th - Speakers Panel
Contact: Lauren Duval, (202) 295-5863

George Washington University
Events: We will be hosting a poetry slam on Monday November 14th, a hunger banquet on Thursday, a Hunger Shabbat on Friday, and we are participating in the Help the Homeless Walkathon on Saturday.
Contact: HHAW2011@gmail.com or find out more here https://www.facebook.com/hungerandhomelessness#!/hungerandhomelessness?sk=info

Catholic University of America Campus Ministry
Events: We are hosting events throughout the week including a Vigil for Hope, CUA on Tap, a homeless food run, and a Thanksgiving Dinner donation drive. For dates and a complete schedule of events, please go to http://ministry.cua.edu/HandHWeek.cfm
Contact: Jamila Evans at evansj@cua.edu       

Florida

Pensacola

Waterfront Rescue Mission               
Events: Clothing drive for the whole week, Candlelight vigil, Day of Fasting, "No Dinner and a Movie"" night, Homeless Art Gallery (homeless artists will sell their work at a local event), and a Poverty Simulation exercise
Contact: Sophia Young, 850-478-4027

FaithWorks InterFaith Ministries Network, Inc.                     
Events: During the week of Nov. 12th we will be a LIVE exhibit in the Pensacola Museum of Art on Homelessness accompanied by a photo journalist presentation on the subject.
Contact: Rick Dye, 850-832-3014

Orlando

Volunteer UCF and the Multicultural Student Center
                       
Events: We have events planned all week for homelessness awareness, including a “faces of homelessness” panel on Nov. 14th. On Tuesday November 15th we are having our 18th annual hunger banquet. It will occur at 7pm at the Student Union in the Pegasus Ballroom. We will be teaching fellow students and all other attendees about the importance of homelessness awareness and helping our fellow man.
Contact: Jarret Marks, 617-733-5643 or Shardy Camargo, vucf_huner@ucf.edu

Lakeland

Florida Southern College                    
Events: Panel Discussion: November 15, 2011, Movie Screening: November 16, 2011, Sleep Out: November 17-18, 2011, Day of Service: November 19, 2011
Contact: Rachel Smith, 8636803950

Jacksonville

100 Homes Jacksonville                      
Events: On November 14th-18th, we will conduct our Registry Week, a week long effort to survey and identify the most medical vulnerable and chronically homeless citizens.
Contact: Marti Johnson, 904-551-0935

St. Petersburg

Youth LIFT
Events: On November 16th, we will be holding a movie night at CineBistro in Hyde Park in Tampa to show "Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story" with raffle prizes, guest speakers, and radio station being aired from that location that day
Contact: Shea Standefer, 727-490-8747, SheaS@youthlift.org

Palm Coast

God’s Family Bible Church
Events: Nov. 12th - 10am to 6pm, Box-a-thon and a free concert
Nov. 13th - At 6:30pm, we will be hosting “Queen for the Night,” a formal event for women who are victims of mental, economic, physical and sexual abuse. Evening gowns and childcare are provided.                      
Nov. 20th - We will be hosting “Give Thanks Sunday,” giving free turkeys to those in attendance.
Contact: Jearlyn Dennie, 1-855-532-7596, minjearlyn@jearlyn.org

Fort Pierce

St. Lucie County
Events: Our commissioners proclaimed that this week as National Hunger and Homelessness Week and recognized Harvest Food and Outreach Center for their work in our community.
Contact: For more information, please go to www.harvestfoodoutreach.org or call 772-468-8543

Lee County

Lee County Homeless Coalition
Events: We are holding a homeless challenge during H&H week to give people the opportunity to see how it feels to be homeless for a night.

Miami

Joshuas Heart Foundation
Events: On Nov. 19th, we are packing and sorting boxes to help feed over 300 families for Thanksgiving. Our founder will also be speaking about the importance of helping those who are hungry.
Contact: Claudia McLean, info@joshuasheart.org

Georgia     

Warner Robins

Feed the City                  
Events: We are planning to set up a booth at the local mall to bring awareness to the local hunger and homeless concerns.  We also will be collecting food/donations for a Thanksgiving Dinner give away where we will distribute over 10,000 food bags to people in need.  We will be setting up booths at the local grocery store to also collect items to distribute.           
Contact: Jennifer Walker, 478-447-3504

Atlanta       

Rise n' Shine Homeless Mentoring             
Events: Nov. 19th - The first Holiday Community Mentoring Walk in Piedmont Park.
Contact: Ronnie Wheeler, 404-857-8798

Cuthbert

Andre College Resident Assistants
Events: Nov. 13th - Faces of Poverty Presentation
Nov. 15th - Movie night
Nov. 16th - Discussion of the correlation between AIDS, hunger, and homelessness
Nov. 17th - Sleep out on campus
We will also be holding a food drive throughout the week.
Contact: Desi Frazier, 299-732-5959, desifrazier@andrewcollege.edu

Bartow County

Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter
Events: We will be holding a “Know Your Neighbor Open House” on November 16th at noon with food and tours. We will also have a dine and donate day at Ruby Tuesdays on  Nov. 17th.
Contact: The Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter, 770-607-0610         

WBHF
Events: We will hold a telethon for Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter on Thursday November 17th from 7 to 10am. There will be speakers raising awareness on the telethon.
Contact: To make a donation, please call 770-386-1450

Columbus

Brookstone School
Events: Our students will be hearing from speakers on Monday. They are also packing food bags for those going to an after-school feeding program. We will also be holding a coat and food drives.
Contact: Meghan Blackmon, mblackmon@brookstoneschool.org

Hawaii

Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii     

Kauai Community Alliance                
Events: Mayor's Proclamation on November 14, Statewide Conference on November 15, Employment & Community Resource Fair on November 17, and a Candlelight Vigil on November 18
Contact: Debra deLuis, 808 632-6950, debra.deluis@catholiccharitieshawaii.org

Honolulu

Hawai Pastors Roundtable
Events: On Saturday, Nov. 19th, we will be collecting goods at 5 locations throughout Oahu.
Contact: Darrin Araki, darrin@hawaiipastorsroundtable.com

Idaho                                                        

Sandpoint

Bonner County Homeless Task Force
Events: We will hold a candlelight vigil to shed light on homelessness in our community. We will also hold a homeless over-night experience.
Contact: Elissabeth DeFreitas, 208-290-8501, lissa@transitionsinprogress.org

Moscow

The City of Moscow
Events: The mayor will be reading a proclamation remembering National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week on November 7th.

Boise

Home Partnership Foundation
Events: We launched the “Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge” to help raise money for nonprofits throughout Idaho.
Contact: hpf@ihfa.org

Illinois         

Wheaton

South Outreach               
Events:
We hope to have speakers come in, host a drive (food or clothing), have blurbs in the announcements at our school, and many other ideas to come! We do have an event in early November called Sleep Out Saturday (held by a local organization - Bridge Communities).
Contact: Jonny Behrens, 630-835-7030, whitesoxfan343@yahoo.com

Quincy       

YWCA                    
Events: The local YWCA is partnering with Quincy University to host Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week. November 14-18, Canned Food and Toiletry Drive, When: All week, Lunch and Dinner; Where: Cafeteria
Students can drop off any canned food or toiletry items in boxes inside of the cafeteria during lunch and dinner. Posters will be made with facts about homelessness and hunger, which will raise awareness of the cause. The items will be donated to food pantries in the community.

Service Projects:
When: All week
Where: New Start Rescue Mission, Madonna House, Quanada, Quincy Soup Kitchen

Opportunities will be given for students to sign up for service at any of these locations which need help. Hopefully, there can be a shuttle or coordinated drivers which take the volunteers back and forth.

Day of Prayer/Special Mass
When: Monday
Where: QU Chapel

If Father Ferd agrees, he could say something and lead a prayer during Mass about those who are homeless. The community will be informed that it is a day of prayer for those who are hungry or without a home and they can be invited to pray for those individuals in the chapel (or wherever they feel comfortable). Protestant churches will be asked to say a prayer during their Sunday services.

 “Fast” Day:
When: Tuesday
Where: Cafeteria

Students have the option to donate one meal to feed a person who cannot afford a meal. If they decide to fast in order to let another person eat, the exercise will be more effective. However, they can simply pay two meals and donate one to a person who is unable to afford one. The amount collected from each donated meal can be sent to food pantries. In order for this to work, Chartwells would need to agree.
Faces of Homelessness Panel
When: Wednesday
Where: Hall of Fame Room

Many people have negative stereotypes of homeless people; a major one is that they are without home because of their own fault. This panel aims to eliminate many of our stereotypes and educate the Quincy community about those who are homeless within our own community. The YWCA has a few people who are willing to talk about experiences they have had while being homeless.
Overnight “Shantytown”
When: Thursday night-Friday morning
Where: A-field (any other ideas?)

This will be a simulation of a whole night living without a home. Boxes will be provided and students will have to make themselves a home out of boxes and sleep overnight. Spending the night in the perspective of a homeless person will hopefully make a deep impact on students.

Saturday will include a Prom with admission being canned food or a winter coat.
Contact: Rachel Lee, 309-825-0854

Lebanon

McKendree Universiy Center for Public Service                      
Events: Hunger Banquet, Empty Bowls, Sleep Out, Legislative Action Day, 2 Service Days    
Contact: Dr. Lyn Huxford, 618/537-6901

Peoria Heights

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School
Events: We will be holding a school wide food drive to be donated to our church’s food pantry. We will also be using morning announcements to raise awareness of issues relating to hunger and homelessness. Pamphlets will be given out to parents, encouraging them to live for one day on food stamp money. Our all school Mass will also help educate the students and faculty about homelessness issues.
Contact: Keo Thompson, 309-253-4945

Urbana

Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs
Events: Rural Foodbmobile, Bethany, IL
November 12th, 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Help setup and staff a rural foodbmobile, giving out food to families in need in an area without a regular standing food pantry
sponsored by the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP) and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF)

Thanksgiving Care Basket Drive
Imagine being unable to have a Thanksgiving meal with your family. Each fall, through the Thanksgiving Care Basket Drive, OVP collects laundry baskets filled with every non-perishable item that a family might need to prepare a Thanksgiving Dinner, and a $25 gift card for perishable items.
Grab your friends, family, residence hall floor, sorority or fraternity, or co-workers: put 18 food items, a $25 gift card and treats together to make one (or more) baskets. Hunger is a daily reality for 1 in 4 children in our area. Drop full baskets off to OVP (288 Illini Union South – Quad side) by 7:00 PM Wednesday, November 16th and make a Thanksgiving dinner possible for a family in need this holiday season!
Go to http://go.illinois.edu/basket to: download a list of items to be included in each basket, to register to donate multiple baskets, and for a snapshot of the impact of this drive.

Hunger and Homelessness Volunteer Opportunities Panel Monday, November 14th 4-5:30 PM
in Illini Union Room 210 North (Green Street) Side. Volunteer coordinators from multiple agencies which serve the hungry and homeless will discuss their current and winter volunteer opportunities. After a brief presentation, ask questions, then meet with individual volunteer coordinators.

Hunger Banquet
Tuesday, November 15th 6-7:30 PM
University YMCA rooms K1 & K2
no registration needed, just attend
Learn more about hunger issues in a banquet setting
Sponsored by: Feel Good at UIUC, Habitat for Humanity at UIUC, the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs, and VIP Hunger and Homelessness Project

A Day Without A Home
Wednesday, November 15th 11 AM – 3 PM
Quad, Illini Union Side
Learn more about homelessness and affordable housing issues
Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity at UIUC

Volunteer event: Wesley Food Pantry Truck Unload
12:45-3:00 PM Advance Registration Required, no training needed
Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/truck6

Wesley Food Pantry Training
Wednesday, November 16th 7:00-8:00 PM
Learn how to staff the food pantry held every third Thursday here on campus
Register at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/volunteer1383

Hear My Story
Thursday, November 17th, 2:30-5:30 PM
Quad, Illini Union South Side, Information about the experience of homeless individuals and families; Sponsored by the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP)

Volunteer Event: Thanksgiving Basket Drive “Singles Night”
Thursday, November 17th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Illini Union Bring 3 or 6 each of any item from the Thanksgiving Basket Drive List and help put together baskets for families in need, Sponsored by the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP)

Volunteer Event: Thanksgiving Basket Drive
Friday, November 18th
Help with pick-up for agencies receiving baskets, sign-up for a 2-hour shift between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Registration required, sign-up at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2003141
Sponsored by the Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP)
Contact: Vaneitta Goines, 217-333-7424, ovp@illinois.edu                                        

Jacksonville

New Directions of Jacksonville
Events: We will be hosting a meal of thanks on November 21st from 5;30 to 7:30pm
Contact: Vanessa Tyus, vtyus@llcc.edu

Rockford

Rockford Rescue Mission
Events: On November 11th and 12th, we kicked off H&H week with “SLEEP/WALK: Sleep a Night in My Box and Walk a Mile in My Shoes” at RiverHawks stadium.
Contact: info@rockfordrescuemission.org

Chicago

Homeless Experts Living Life’s Obstacles (HELLO)
Events: We are hosting a homeless youth-led, city-wide art show and speak out on Nov. 14th.
Contact: A. Holcomb, anne@thenightministry.org

Lake and Cook Counties

Jack and Jill of America
Events: We are holding a homelessness awareness workshop, snack preparation day, and a shoe collection drive.
Contact: Rachelle Cooper, scooper@primocenter.org

Indiana      

Fort Wayne

The Rescue Mission                  
Events: Tour & Learn for National Hunger & Homelessness Week
November 16, 2011 *RSVPs for this event are preferred but not required.*
Contact: Joni Hansen   (319)234-1311, boscoebell@hotmail.com

Bloomington

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
Events: We are hosting a “Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader” event on November 18th.
Contact: For more information, please go to http://hhaw.tumblr.com/

South Bend

The Center for the Homeless and University of Notre Dame
Event: On November 15, we will be showing the film “Where God Left His Shoes” at 7:30pm in Geddes Hall at the University of Notre Dame. On November 16th, residents and staff of the Center for the Homeless will be lining the streets with signs of what they are thankful for. On Thursday, we will have a candlelight vigil to commemorate those who have died last year.

Elkhart

30 Various Organizations
Events: We came together to start a box city to help raise awareness of homelessness issues and funds to ensure that we can shelter homeless persons during the winter.
Contact: Alyse Webb, Alyse@thefaithmission.org

YMCA
Events: We are organizing a box city for H&H week.

Kokomo

CAM
Events: Throughout the week, people will be living in a box city at the Markland Mall. Also, On Nov. 16th, we are having a Thanksgiving dinner for the clients of Cam. On Nov. 18th, a representative from CAM will be on WIOU. For more information, please go to caminchopeforhomeless.org
Contact: Rev. Ruth Lawson, rlawson@37.com
          
Iowa

The State of Iowa
Events: The Governor and Lt. Governor are declaring this week, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in Iowa. The Iowa Council on Homelessness also unveiled a database to track homeless trends in Iowa.

Boone           

Boone County Homeless Prevention Board
Events: On Thursday, November 17th from 4:30-6pm, we will be holding an open house for our family shelter, Crawford Family Shelter.
Contact: Julie Nash, 515-298-1511, jnash@boonecounty.iowa.gov

Des Moines

Homeless Camp Outreach at Des Moines University
Events: We will be encouraging people to “Skip-a-meal” at some time between November 14th and the 18th. We will also be holding a homeless panel
Contact: Abhishek Karwa, 310-254-4592, abhishek.karwa@dmu.edu

Central Iowa Shelter
Events: We are collecting coats and funds for our newly improved shelter
Contact: To donate, please go to our website at centraliowashelter.org.

Iowa City

Homeless Coordinating Board
Events: We are coordinating a Community Connections day, providing homeless people with community resources.
Contact: Dorothy Whiston, dwhiston@mchsi.com

Kansas                                                     

El Dorado

Butler Homeless Initiative
Events: We are having a “One Night Without a Home” event on Friday, Nov. 18th.
Contact: Kelsey Stone, kstone4@butlercc.edu

Kentucky 

Bowling Green

Western Kentucky University
Events: We will be holding a canned food drive, a forum on homelessness in conjunction with the South Central Kentucky Coalition on Homelessness, and a world hunger banquet. We will also be watching the proclamation signing at Bowling Green City hall to recognize National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Contact: for a complete schedule of events, please go to http://www.wku.edu/alive/hunger_and_homelessness_awarness_week.php

Lexington

University of Kentucky Center for Community Outreach             
Events: November 14th-18th- We will have a Hunger Banquet, Cardboard Village, various guest speakers, and documentaries surrounding the issue

Berea

People Who Care                       
Events: For information about their H&H week events please contact Brittany Suits at suitsb@berea.edu

Louisville

The Coalition for the Homeless                    
Events: Our 4th annual Race to End Homelessness 5K will be held Nov 5th as a kick off to Hunger and Homeless Awareness.
Contact: Becki Winchel, bwinchel@louhomeless.org, 502-636-9550 x13

Louisiana 

New Orleans

Bejamin Franklin High School- Peer Assistance Team (PAT)                  
Events: Our students intend to: 1) share a series of daily public service announcements with the entire student body to raise awareness about the problem of hunger and homelessness; 2) Coordinate a school-wide community outreach (ex. food drive, volunteering in a soup kitchen, etc.) and 3) Coordinate a school-wide lunch event with various stations that offer interactive activities to drive home the message re: hunger and homelessness.
Contact: Tanya B. Jones, LCSW, (504) 286-2620;, tanya_jones@benfranklinhighschool.org

Lafourche Parish

Office of Community Action
Events: We will be holding a luncheon for low-income, homeless, disabled and elderly families from noon to 2pm at 204 W. 79th St., Cut Off.

Metairie

St. Francis Xavier C.Y.O
Events: We will be having a “One Night Without a Home” event, collecting food, coats, and toiletries. There will also be speakers and a Mass.
Contact: Dawn, dsisung@cox.net

Maine                                                       

Standish

St. Joseph’s College
Events: Students will serve breakfast and lunch at local pantries. They will also have the chance to donate meals in their meal plans to people who need it.
Contact: Campus Ministries, x 7792

                                                                       
Maryland

Bethesda

Operation Fly                 
Events: Clothing Drive
Contact: Eileen Chang, 240-449-7321

Silver Spring          

Pauperism Project                     
Events: Bibles & Blankets
We will distribute bibles & blankets to those in need as well as healthy nutritional breakfast. This event will occur on November 12, 2011 at Franklin Square Park at 10am-12pm   
Contact: Monika Mason, 2029058633

Baltimore

A Bench is Not a Bed
Events: On Saturday the 12th, we will be holding a benefit concert, “Hip Hop to Stop Homelessness.” The concert will feature several local MCs and bands whose music confronts important issues about city life and social inequality. On Saturday, November 19th, we will be holding a sleep-out in front of Baltimore City Hall.
Contact: For more information, please check out http://sites.google.com/site/hhawbaltimore or email nhhaw2011@gmail.com

University of Maryland Professional Schools
Events: On November 14th, we will be holding a planel on Veterans and Homelessness in the SMC Student Center (Rm 349 on the 3rd Floor) at 12:15. We are also holding a sleeping bag and winter goods drive all week.
Contact: for more information, please go to http://sites.google.com/site/hhawbaltimore/university-of-maryland

Goucher College
Events: On Friday, November 18th, we are organizing a fast to show solidarity with those who are hungry and homeless in the community.
Contact: for more information, please go to http://sites.google.com/site/hhawbaltimore/goucher

Johns Hopkins University
Events: Wednesday, November 16th, we will be holding a hunger and homelessness trivia night in the dining hall within Charles Commons
Contact: Lena Denis, 410-516-4843, lena.z.denis@jhu.edu

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Events: On November 15th, we will be having a “Coffee Talk” Panel Discussion to discuss local and national issues relating to hunger and homelessness. Also, throughout H&H Week, we will have a place on campus for people to leave reflections about homelessness and hunger.
Contact: for more information about these events, please go to http://sites.google.com/site/hhawbaltimore/umbc

Brandywine

Gwynn Park High School
Events: We will be holding a canned food drive, poster contest, and a student developed workshop on hunger and homelessness
Contact: Renee Randolph, renee.randolph@pgcps.org

Frederick County

Frederick Community Action Agency
Events: On Saturday, Nov. 12th, we are holding a dinner for the homeless, served by participating religious groups.
Contact: Teresa Ismach, tismach9@gmail.com

Interfaith Housing Alliance
Events: We are holding a candlelight prayer walk on Sunday, Nov. 13th rain or shine.
Contact: Joey Hoffman, 240-285-5691

Frederick Coalition for the Homeless
Events: A speaker will come talk at our meeting.

Religious Coalition
Events: We will hold a training session on Nov. 19th to help work at the shelters in the area.
Contact: For more information, please call 301-631-2670

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick’s 6th Grade Religious School Class
Events: Our students will present about hunger and what they can do to help during our Shabbat services on both Friday and Saturday morning.
Contact: Ruth Stuart, 301-610-7325, rutbatavs@comcast.net

Massachusetts   

Barnstable

Feed Cape Cod
Events: We are having a neighborhood food drive
Contact: Pam Dunmeyer, pdunmeyer@msn.com

Chicopee

Westover Job Corps SGA Health and Wellness Committee
Events: Canned Food and Cash Drive to donate at WAQY 102's "Mayflower Marathon
Contact: Alisha Khoury, 413-593-4214

Stoneham

Leisure Lane Apartments                  
Events: We are planning a food drive which takes place between November 1st and the 20th. Everyone who donates to the cause will have their own name entered into a raffle for a Thanksgiving Turkey!
Contact: Kellee Kucharski, 781-438-0867

Fall River

Kicking for Hunger
Events: We will be hosting a kickball game on Thursday, Nov. 19th in which those participating must collect canned goods beforehand.
Contact: Vanessa Cioe, 508-677-7748

Fall River Homeless Service Providers Network
Event: We are holding a candlelight vigil to kick of H&H week in Fall River. We are also having a week-long clothing drive.
Contact: odessaw@chapa.org

Salem

Salem State University and MassPIRG
Events: We are holding a sleep out on November 14th to raise awareness of homelessness to students on campus.
Contact: sga@salemstate.edu

Worcester

Assumption College
Events: We are having a movie watch (Nov. 14th), a sleep out (the 16th), and a clothing/food drive (all week).
Contact: Meredith Deacon, mdeacon@assumption.edu                                                                       
Michigan  

Mount Pleasant     

Public Service Residential Community                 
Events: We are planning a 24hr. Cardboard City event that is taking place November 15th-16th. There will also be a candle light vigil on the evening of the second day with a someone from our local homeless shelter coming to speak to students about hunger and homelessness
Contact: Nicole Infante, 734-262-5713

The Volunteer Center, Central Michigan University
Events: We are holding a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Nov. 16th to raise awareness of homelessness.

Port Huron

Homeless Awareness Week 2011                
Events: Basic Needs Drive: November 12th to November 20th
Wednesday, November 16th “I Care” Walk: Start at Pathway Homeless Shelter (511 Union St, Port Huron, MI 48060) at 5:00pm.
Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. We will march through downtown Port Huron to the Municipal Office Building (100 McMorran Blvd) where a Speak Out will follow at 6:00pm. 
Friday, November 18th at 1:00pm until Saturday, November 19th at 9:00am is our annual Sleep Out at Pine Grove Park!
Collage Contest (Look for postings in Port Huron Area Schools)
Create a Collage that identifies items a homeless individual or family would need.
Contact: Heather Bearden (810) 989-9307 ext. 306

Saginaw

The Safety Zone 
Events: For a list of events, please contact Mrs. Williams at 989-401-3331

Roscommon

St. Michael's Youth Group               
Events: Sleep in cardboard boxes...this year November 4th/5th
Contact: Deb Harris, stmikesym@charter.net

Traverse City

Goodwill Inn Shelter                
Events: Goodwill Inn Fall Food Drive, November 10 - 13.  Thursday-Saturday 8 am - 7 pm and Sunday 11am - 5 pm. We will be collecting non-perishable food, hygiene items and financial donations for the Goodwill Inn Food Pantry at Gander Mountain, ABC Warehouse, West Marine, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Honor Bank. Meijer will match gift card donations up to a total of $1000. Help stop hunger and feed hope! For more information visit www.goodwillnmi.org/news
Contact: Ruth Blick, 231-995-7737

St. Patrick Catholic Youth Union
Events:
We are participating in a Homeless Awareness Sleepout from Nov. 12th to the 13th.
Contact: Stacey Popp, 231-499-5625, spopp@stpatricktc.org

Detroit        

ADS              
Events: Please contact Vanessa Horton at313-205-1899 or vhonedetroit@yahoo.com for more information about their H&H week events!

Women In Need of Guidance and skills                
Events: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - In Partnership with several area churches, Women In Need of Guidance and Skills (WINGS) has planned a blanket and canned goods drive to help support local domestic violence and homeless shelters for women and children.
Contact: Rev. Sheryl Simmons, 313-397-6437

University of Detroit Mercy               
Events: For a list of Detroit Mercy’s H&H week events, please call 313-993-1560

Covenant House
Events: We will be holding a candle light vigil and a collection of necessities to give to people experiencing homelessness on Thursday, November 17th at 6pm.
Contact: for more information, please call (313) 463-2005 or visit www.covenanthousemi.org.

Charity at Home Foundation
Events: We are holding a black tie gala, fashion show, and networking event for service providers in our area.
Contact: Edward Foxworth III, Jewelsonproductions@gmail.com

Kalamazoo

NAACP                      
Events: For a list of the NAACP’s H&H week events, please contact robert kaufman at robert.kaufman@wmich.edu.

Western Michigan University
Event: We are hosting a sleep-out to raise donations and awareness about the realities of homelessness.  We are setting up tents around the school’s flagpoles, and will be camping out from 3:30pm to 11am. 

Jackson

Jackson High School
Events: We are producing a video on childhood hunger in Jackson titled “Film Thy Neighbor, Feed Thy Neighbor” to show to area schools to raise awareness.

Lumen Christi High School
Events: We are holding an all school Mass to pray for an end to hunger. We will also hold a “hunger lunch” to raise funds to benefit the Jackson Interfaith Shelter, Save the Children, and the Heifer Project.

Battle Creek

First United Methodist Church
Event: We are hosting over 50 community agencies for a Project Connect Homeless Health Fair. Here, people experiencing homelessness and those who are impoverished are provided resources to help them.
Contact: 269/965.1148

Hillsdale

Hillsdale County Community Foundation and the Community Action Agency
Events: We are hosting a box city on Saturday, Nov. 12th and a poverty simulation on Thursday, Nov. 17th.
Contact: Susan Stout, s.stout@abouthccf.org

Hillsdale First UMC Youth Group
Events: We will be holding a “Mission in a Box” event, sleeping out on Nov. 20th to bring awareness to homelessness in our community.
Contact: Pam Laurell, pjl336@yahoo.com

Troy

JustUs Clothing Company
Events: We are matching every purchase with a donation of two pairs of underwear for the homeless. Normally, we donate only one, but for H&H week, we are donating two.
Contact: Cheryl Lore, cheryljcc@comcast.net

Pontiac

Grace Center of Hope, Baldwin Center, HAVEN, Common Ground, SOS, and Area Churches
Events: We are holding a “Sleep out against hunger” event on Nov. 18th, a candlelight vigil, a concert, and testimonials by people experiencing homelessness in the area.
Contact: Michelle Atwell, 248.334.2187

Minnesota

Burnsville

THE GARAGE               
Events: Benefit Concerts, Service Learning Projects, and a Sleep Out
Contact: Eric Billiet, 952-895-4578

St Paul

Hamline University                    
Events: Volunteer at local food shelfs and homeless shelters
Also there is a Hunger Banquet on November 17, 2011           
Contact: Charley, 507-450-5857

Mankato

Minnesota State University
Events: Collaborative Exhibit...Featuring ECHO Food Shelf, Salvation Army, Feeding our Community Partners, Partners for Affordable Housing, Kids Against Hunger, Habitat for Humanity, Blue Earth County Social Services, Second Harvest, and MNSU Own....Campus Kitchen...Lower level of the CSU Monday - Friday during building open hours!  Partner presentations at 12 noon!                                                                                                                     

Rock Away Hunger...Music Production Class Benefit at the Red Sky.  Wednesday, November 16th, 8p.m.-11p.m.  $3.00 at the door or three donated food items

Sing for THEIR Supper...a Karaoke Fundraiser....Lower level of the CSU Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 12 noon!
Contact: Denise Billington, denise.billington-just@mnsu.edu

Minneapolis

Mary’s Boots
Events: We will be collecting boots to give to the homeless throughout the week.
Contact: Mary Zahorsky, gatorgazing@msn.com

St. Peter

Zeta Chi Phi Sorority, Gustavus Adolphus College
Events: We are hosting a SleepOut on campus to raise awareness among students about homelessness in our community. We are also co-hosting a homeless benefit with Womyn’s Awareness Center on Nov. 18th.
Contact: mthomas@gustavus.edu or cmartin3@gustavus.edu

Mississippi                                                

Hattiesburg

Southern Mississippi Campus Civitan Club
Events: The students of the University of Southern Mississippi will be holding a campus-wide food drive.
Contact: Ryan Jones, ryan.w.jones@eagles.usm.edu

Missouri    

Bay St. Louis          

Our Lady Academy Student Council                   
Events: On Nov. 5th, we will be holding a candlelight prayer service and sleep out
During the week of Nov. 12th, we will be holding various drives and awareness campaigns        
Contact: Khara Colbert, 228-547-0339

St. Joseph

Missouri Western State University             
Events: Monday, November 7th
NHHAW Week Kickoff

Tuesday, November 8th
Portraits of Courage

Wednesday, November 9th
Night of Sultry Sounds
Contact: Keisha Caldwell, 816-271-4545

Springfield

Stone Soup Ministries
Events: For more information about Stone Soup Ministries’ H&H week events, please go to www.wStoneSoupMinistries.org or send an email to stonesoupmin@yahoo.com

St. Louis

St. Louis Public School District Department Of Students-In-Transition
Events: Block Party and Dinner during the week of November 22, 2011
Contact: Jacqueline Hollins, 314-409-3271, jacqueline.hollins@slps.org

Cape Girardeau, MO

Cape Girardeau Officials
Event: We are unveiling a kiosk at a local movie theater to educate residents on how to help the homeless. 

Nodaway County

The Panhellinic Council of Northwest
Events: We are collecting donations from Nov. 17 to the 19th on campus. We are also having all the fraternities and sororities come together to help raise awareness of homelessness by living in a car parked in front of the student union.
Contact: Felicia Howe, s502035@nwmissouri.edu

                                                                       
Montana                                                  

Missoula

University of Montana
Events: “Can the Cats” food drive
Contact: For more information please go to http://www.umt.edu/home/stories/2011/10/canthecats.php

Nebraska                                                 

Lincoln

University of Nebraska
Events: We will be having a forum titled “uskers Fighting Hunger: Confronting Food Insecurity in Our Communities” on November 16th from 5:00-7:30pm
Contact: Tarik Abdel-Monem, 402-72-3147

Hastings

Hastings College
Events: On Saturday, Nov. 12th, we will be packing food for Supporting Kids Against Hunger. On Nov. 13th, we will are hosting a “Broken Bread Poverty Meal”. On Nov. 15th, we will be making sandwiches for a local non-profit. On Nov. 16th we will be holding a worship service to remember those who are homeless.
Contact: Ruth Swift, rswift@hastings.edu

Nevada      

Las Vegas

Hunger and Homelessness -UNLV             
Events: November 14- Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Kickoff, 9:30 - 2:30pm University-Wide Clothing / Hygiene Products Drive. November 15- Pay It Forward Speaker - Donovan Nichols, 2:30 - 3:45pm. November 16- Feed Me Banquet, 6 - 8pm November 17- Shanty Town, 8pm - 8am. November 18  DASH, 3:30-6:30pm (Delivering meals to the homeless). November 19- Saturday of Service, Volunteering with Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth 
Contact: Amy Franco 

New Hampshire

Concord

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week                
Events: Food Drive (all week), Showing of The Blind Side, “Skip a Meal”, Advocacy letters to our legislators
Contact: Heidi Schmidt, 603-271-8907

New Jersey          

Lawrenceville       

Rider Psychology Club            
Events: Blanket Making for the Midnight Run Homeless, Sandwich Making for Midnight Run, Volunteering at Trenton Soup Kitchen
Contact: Francine Jenkins, 3474102073

The Rider Bonner Community Scholars, Alpha Phi Omega, Greek Life, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and Women’s Volleyball, Rider University
Events: We are hosting a sleep out on the campus mall on Nov. 14th
Contact: Annie Pasqua, apasqua@rider.edu

Rutgers

New Jersey PIRG at Rutgers University
Events: We will be hosting a “day of service” for organizations throughout the community on Saturday, Nov. 12th. We will also be hosting a week long bake sale with all proceeds going to help alleviate child hunger. To end the week, we are hosting a benefit concert.
Contact: Please fill out the form on NJPIRG’s website www.njpirg.org

Newark

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Events: We are collecting and distributing food for a food bank in Hillside throughout the week.
Contact: David Allan Alsieux, daa6@njit.edu

New Mexico                                                      
Unfortunately, we have not been contacted about events in this state. If you know about any, please let us know by filling out the form here or by emailing us at handhweek@nationalhomeless.org                                                                

New York

Brooklyn

Leon M. Goldstein                     
Event: We plan to get our whole school involved by reaching out to everyone, informing them about National Hunger and Homeless week. We will make announcements and hand out flyers to make as many donations as possible. I will also ask local stores like Key Food if they can donate food or if not put up donation cylinders for costumers to take part in this week’s success.           
Contact: Jaime Abramson, 917-415-3525

Community Service Ambassadors
Events: We are organizing a can good food drive all week.
Contact: Rasheedah Brown, rbrown5@schools.nyc.gov

New York City

MMC Serves
Events: Hunger Banquet, Documentary Series We Are All Homeless Campaign"         
Contact: Misty Beasley, 212.774.0759

Community Service Center at NYIT Manhattan                      
Events: We will be working with local food banks and shelters to provide food and tangible item donations.  The donations will come from month long drives on our campus.  The drive will occur everyday during the month of November.          
Contact: Chip Seymour, 212-261-1690

Homes for the Homeless
Events: We are releasing a public service announcement on November 17th to raise awareness of the problems of homelessness among children across the country. The video titled “The Typical Homeless Person is a Child” can be seen on our Youtube channel, youtube.com/HFHnyc
Contact: info@hfhnyc.org

Elmira

Food Bank of Southern Tier
Events: We will be holding food packing sessions to benefit our BackPack Program. We will also be hosting Hunger Education Workshops throughout the week.
Contact: Valerie Rosplock, 607-796-6061, vrosplock@feedingamerica.org

Rochester

Runaway and Homeless Youth Providers of Monroe County, NY
Events: We will be participating in the National Walk for Homeless Youth. We will also hold a concert to raise awareness and funds for homeless youth.
Contact: Garth Freeman, 585-753-6464, gfreeman@monroecounty.gov

Buffalo

Family Promise of Western New York
Event: Proceeds from dining at Blue Monk, Cole’s, and Brennan’s will help those served by Family Promise of Western New York

Saratoga Springs

Skidmore College Office of Community Service
Event: We will be holding a candlelight vigil on the Case walkway at 6pm Wednesday Nov. 16 and showing a screening of “Homeless-The Motel Kids of Orange County.” We will also be placing collection cans around campus to raise money for SOS (Shelters of Saratoga).

Morrisville

Morrisville State University
Events: In an architecture class, we studied rural poverty and made makeshift shelters to help educate the students
Contact: Dr. Ann Englot, englotas@morrisville.edu

Mount Vernon

Greater Centennial AME Zion Church Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Events: You can find our events here http://www.greatercentennial.org/announcements/extended-grace-nyc-street-evangelism-nov-18th-7pm.
Contact: Rev. Keisha J. Agard, keisha@greatercentennial.org

North Carolina  

Boone

Appalachian State University
Events: We will be showing the feature length film “Easy Street” as well as hositing the Gobbler 5k to raise money for Appalachian and the Community Together. Other events include service events and a poverty simulation.
For more information about their events please go to http://act.appstate.edu/hungerandhomelessness

Gasonia       

As One Ministries, Inc.            
Events: Hope for the Homeless 2011 at Gastonia Conference Center on Saturday, November 19, 2011, 7-11PM
Contact: Bill Egeln, billegeln@carolina.rr.com

Wingate       

Wingate University UCAN: Hunger and Homeless Outreach                   
Events: For more information about Wingate University’s H&H week events, please go to https://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=hunger%20homeless%
20week&init=quick&tas=0.9841908748804176#!/pages/UCAN/138565717476
Contact: Christopher Mckethan at 704.224.0418 or c.m.mckethan@wingate.edu

Morganton  

H.A.L.O. Homelessness Awareness Lock-Out               
Events: November 12-13. HALO - Homelessness Awareness Lock Out - is designed to help bring about awareness in our community of the struggles and needs the homeless and poverty stricken face. Joining together in prayer and works, through the combined efforts of many churches, we hope to make a difference in the lives of those in our community that are often overlooked.

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.
https://sites.google.com/site/burkehalo/
Contact: Suzanne Fitzgerald, 828-438-9944

Greensboro

Village 401            
Events: Movie Night, 24 hour Famine, Hunger Banquet, Sandwich day
Contact: Thomas Hilderbrand, 336-324-4864

Elon  

Elon University, Kernodle Ctr. For Service Learning            
Events: Nov. 15th - Speakers Panel    
Contact: Holly Anderson, handerson7@elon.edu

Brevard

Transylvania County Schools
Events: On Thursday, November 17th, we will be holding a spaghetti dinner at Rosman High School to help fund our Christmas Angel Tree Program to provide gifts to needy children and families and to our local homeless shelter. We will also be holding a clothing and toiletry drive throughout the week.
Contact: Beth Branagan, 828-699-0967, bbranaga@tcsnc.org

Hickory

Housing Visions: A Continuum of Care
Events: We are hosting events all week, including a sleep out at the YMCA, a block party on Saturday, a hunger banquet, and a movie night.
Contact: For more information, please visit their website, http://www.housingvisionscatawba.org/ or call 327-6851

North Dakota   

Minot

Student Social Work Organization             
Events: We will do "Freezin' for a Reason" on Wednesday, November 16 from noon until 9:00 PM to raise awareness, and gather food and monetary donations.    
Contact: Deb DeWutz, debra.dewitz@minotstateu.edu

Bismarck

Rag Bags
Events: We will put bags together with supplies to provide for the needs of people experiencing homelessness. If you would like to sew or donate cloth or supplies, please call New Song Church at 258-5683.

                                                                       
Ohio

Akron

University of Akron
Events: Hosted speakers from the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
Contact: Jenny Coulter, Civic Engagement - Department of Student Life, 330-972-3923, sugradasst12@uakron.edu

 

Cincinnati

Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition                
Events: This is the 4th year in which we are planning a City-Wide Shantytown Event. We do ours the entire month of October, for Cincinnati's Homeless Awareness Month. Every year we encourage high school and college aged groups around the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area to host a Shantytown during the month as well as participate in a number of events we host including a Summit and a March. Last year we had 23 groups with over 600 youth throughout the community participate.
Contact: Jeni Jenkins, 513-421-7803 Ext. 14, jenijenkins@cincihomeless.org

Marion

Junior Civitan                
Events: Shack City
Contact: Cheri Tolly, 419-989-2002

Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville                    
Events: November 12: LAMP Community Breakfast Program- serve breakfast to homeless. November 17: Fim Night 8pm ""The Soloist". November 18: Homeless Speaker Panel 7-9pm. Covenant House Solidarity Sleep Out 9pm-9am" 
Contact: Elise Chabot 

Oberlin

Ohio Public Interest Research Group and the Family Promise Center
Events: On Sunday, we will kick off events at Oberlin College’s Science Center. On Monday, we will hear from a formerly homeless man. Wednesday we will show “the Pursuit of Happyness” on campus. On Thursday, we will have a soup dinner at the United Methodist Church.
Contact: the Family Promise Center at 440-284-0494

Cleveland

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
Events: We will be sponsoring a hockey game with the Lake Erie Monsters on November 19th with featured speaker, Neil Donovan, Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless.
To buy tickets please go to http://www18.ticketingcentral.com/V2/Quantity.aspx?t=AC0E196B8CE6CF386FCC2C1

Dayton

University of Dayton, Center for Social Concerns
Events: We are hosting a fast 4 justice campaign, asking students to abstain from food and drink (except water) for 24 hours. We hope that this will help raise awareness for students about what it feels like to be hungry. We are also hosting a “Moustaches of UD” event and a Poverty simulation.
Contact: Nick Cardilino, ncardilino1@notes.udayton.edu

Oklahoma                                                
Unfortunately, we have not been contacted about events in this state. If you know about any, please let us know by filling out the form here or by emailing us at handhweek@nationalhomeless.org                                                                

Oregon     

Clackamas County

Clackamas Ten Year Plan To Address Homelessness                    
Events: For more information about their H&H week events, please contact Lynne Deshler at lynned@ccwebster.net or 503-631-3106

Bend

Bethlehem Inn                
Events: The Bethlehem Inn and Central Oregon Safeway stores will be conducting a food drive November 18-20, 2011 at their east and west side locations: 320 W. Century Blvd and 2650 NE Hwy 20 (near Costco). The public is encouraged to support the families and adults in our community experiencing homelessness this holiday season by donating non-perishable food items.      
Contact: Kim Fischbach, 541.322.8768

Corvallis

Oregon State University
Events: We will be hosting a faces of homelessness panel on Wednesday, and a food packing project.
Contact: beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu   

Pennsylvania    

Bethlehem

Lehigh University, Community Service Office
Events: We will be hosting a FACES panel with formerly homeless speakers and the Helping Hands Across America Food Drive: Battle of the Bands. For more information, please go to http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/thebrownandwhiteblog/index.ssf/2011/10/cso_educates_students_during_a.html

Pittsburgh

Community Human Services             
Events: We have planned a community forum titled "Ending Homelessness One Relationship at a Time." The event will feature a panel of state and local legislators discussing efforts to end homelessness as well as information from service providers on ways to volunteer or get involved. The event will be held on Carnegie Mellon University's campus on Friday, November 18th.          
Contact: Jon Hoffmann at 412-246-1656

Johnstown   

YWCA- Rise and Shine Mentor Program                     
Events: We are making hygiene kits and donating them to 3 local shelters.  The girls will be making the kits on Oct. 27th, but we will be delivering them to the shelters during Hunger and Homelessness awareness week.
Contact: Melana Pavich, 814-322-7866

Cresson        

Mount Aloysius College                       
Events: Canned Food Drive, Hunger Banquet, Sleepout for Homelessness
Contact: Sr. Nancy Donovan, 814-886-6476

Indiana      

Hawk Rock Committee
Events: Our Hawk Rock Committee is planning the first ever Hawk Rock Trot, a two mile fun run to fight hunger and homelessness in Indiana County, PA. We will also be collecting non perishable food items the day of the event to donate to two different food banks.  All proceeds of this event will benefit 3 local nonprofits who are working to fight hunger and homelessness:  Family Promise, ICCAP Food Bank, and Community Kitchen.  This event will occur on November 13th in the morning.     
Contact: Andrea Carnicella, 724-357-3103

Reading       

Homeless Awareness Night                
Events: We will be collecting food for the local food bank and sleeping out over night in boxes at Berk's Catholic Football and Track Field. We will also be holding a prayer service and a movie watch.
Contact: Stephen Bujno, 717-278-1031

Alvernia University
Events: We are hosting a candlelight prayer vigil on the 14th, a hunger banquet on the 15th, a screening of the film “Foodstamped” on the 16th, a poverty quiz on the 17th, and asking people to skip a meal on the 18th. We are also planning a sleep-out for the 15th and 16th.
Contact: Jo Pressimone, joanna.pressimone@alvernia.edu

West Chester          

Chester County National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week Coalition
Events: Nov. 14th - Chester County National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week Official Kick-off
Nov. 15th - Walk of Hunger and Homelessness
Nov. 15th - Jubilee Ministries Lunch Outreach
Nov. 16th - Chester County 20/20 Meeting: Dialogue to Action to end Hunger and Homelessness
Contact: Cheryl Miles, 484-832-0715

West Chester University
Events: On Friday the 18th, we will have a “Sleep Out to End Hunger and Homelessness” to help raise awareness of hunger and homelessness on campus. The proceeds will go to area food banks. There will be presenters there to educate the students.

Villanova     

Villanova University                  
Events:
Nov. 17th - Speakers Panel and almost 20 other events          
Contact: Laura Durning, Ldurn01@villanova.edu. For a complete listing of events, please go to http://www.villanova.edu/campusministry/events/hhaw/schedule.htm

University Park     

Penn State             
Events: Nov. 15th - Speakers Panel    
Contact: Charli Lehman, Cdl11@sa.psu.edu

Nutrition Links
Events: We are holding a food stamp challenge to show the difficulties faced by those needing food stamps to feed their families.
Contact: Elise Gurgevich, eag107@psu.edu

Center Valley         

DeSales University                     
Events: Nov. 16th - Speakers Panel    
Contact: Jaime Gerhart, Jaime.gerhart@desales.edu

Somerset

Roofs Over Our Families
Events: We will be hosting an art and poetry contest to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness issues. Also, a formerly homeless person will come to talk to schools, organizations, and businesses throughout the area.
Contact: Amanda Allen, 814-445-9628 ext. 211, aallen@capfsc.org

East Stroudsburg

East Stroudsburg University Sociology Club
Events: We will be holding, “A Night without a Home” on the university quad to raise awareness of homelessness. We will also be holding a clothing drive at that time.
Contact: Dianna Morgan, 570-690-2547, dmorgan12191@gmail.com

Dallas

Misericordia University
Events: On November 13th from 1 to 3pm, we will be holding “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” a walk-a-thon for Ruth’s place. We will also be hosting a hunger banquet from 5 to 6pm on November 14th in Dudrick and Muth rooms 216-217. We will also take part in various other acts of service around the community.
Contact: To make reservations or for more information, please contact Samuels at 674-8041

Souderton

Keystone Opportunity Center
Events: We will be holding a rally at 5pm on November 12th to begin a sleep out event. We will also be holding various awareness events during H&H week.
Contact: Brenda Oelschlager at (215) 723-5430x121

Gwynedd Valley

Gwynedd Mercy College
Events: We will be tabling on campus to engage people about hunger and homelessness and engage people to get involved.
Contact: Renee Schwartz, schwartz.r@gmc.edu

Philadelphia

Chestnut Hill College
Events: We will be hosting our 13th annual Empty Bowl Dinner on November 17th. 50 area restaurants will provide food and potters will provide clay bowls. Benefits will go to the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network.
Contact: For more information, please go to http://chestnuthill.patch.com/events/13th-annual-empty-bowl-dinner-at-chestnut-hill-college

Excel Academy South
Events: Our school will be preparing and serving a meal at a local homeless shelter on Nov. 16th.
Contact: Derrick Tate, 215-904-6234

Malvern

Baker Industries
Events: We will be serving lunch every day during H&H week.
Contact: Beth Tiewater, beth@bakerindustries.org

Lancaster County

Water Street Mission
Events: We are hosting an event titled “Scan Away Hunger” where we ask shoppers at participating grocery stores to donate $1 to the project. This will help us gain funds to help those experiencing homelessness and hunger.
Contact: call 393-7709 or send Water Street Mission an email on their website  Contact@WaterStreetMinistries.org

Millersville

Millersville University
Events: We are hosting a concert with two local bands on Friday, Nov. 18th.

Harrisburg

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
Events: We prepared photographs of homelessness to feature in the capitol rotunda during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. State representatives also crafted a legislative resolution about H&H week.
Contact: Elizabeth Hersh, liz@housingalliancepa.org

Chester

Delaware County Interfaith Hospitality Network
Events: We are holding a wedding for a homeless couple during H&H week.
Contact: Lorie Ackerman, lackermandelcoihn@gmail.com

Rhode Island      

Kingston    

Of/By/For/RI: The Rhode Island Student Political Boot Camp      
Events: Of/By/For/RI: The Rhode Island Student Political Boot Camp.
The boot camp is not about politics, as much as it is about how to get your issue taken seriously at the political level to create the change you wish to see.

Our mottos are "Learn. Connect. Improve RI. and "Gain the skills to make the change you wish to see in your community.""

The boot camp will features trainings on a variety of skills that are applicable to issue advocacy, business,  (Public Speaking, fundraising, how to build a website, how to write effective emails, coalition builiding, and citizen lobbying) as well as politics.
This is our new website:  www.ofbyforrhodeisland.org

The Rhode Island Student Political Boot Camp is a 3-day, Free, Statewide, Bipartisan, Political and Issue advocacy youth empowerment training. The URI College Democrats and URI College Republicans are co-hosting (hoping for more co-sponsors as well) the event to be held November 18-20, 2011 on URI's campus featuring politicians and trainers that will teach interested students everything they need to know if they aspire to run for office, work on a campaign, or advocate for an issue about which they are passionate.

Then the Boot Camp itself is November 18-20 (friday night speaker, saturday and sunday trainings and speakers)
Contact: Scott Andrews, ScottAndrews7@gmail.com

South Carolina 

Sumter       

Samaritan House            
Events: Homeless Awareness event and silent auction. The cost of the event is $5.00 and all funds raised will go to assist our local shelter and soup kitchen. 
Contact: Kipper Ackerman, (803)491-5514

Columbia

Restoration
Events: On Saturday, November 12, we will be feeding lunch in Finlay Park. The next day, we will be holding a ministry program with music, food, and speakers in Finlay Park.
Contact: Charmaine Primus, 803-318-6985, charmaineprimus@att.net

Transitions
Events: We are organizing a “Homeless day of service” to help clean up the city. We are also preparing to serve 500 meals for Thanksgiving.
Contact: 803-708-4861 or email them on their website at http://www.transitionssc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=14

Light the Way
Events: We are holding a prayer service at Transitions on November 11th. On Nov. 13th, we are coming together with Eastminster Church for another prayer service in which we will pray for 2148 homeless children in the area.
Contact: Light the Way, 803-348-1965

Family Shelter, St. Lawrence Place, Hannah House, Children’s Garden/ Vital Connections of the Midlands, Inc., and Samaritan’s Well
Events: We are holding an information fair at the prayer service held by Light the Way and Eastminster Church to help raise awareness of our services to the community.
Contact: Hannah’s House, Suzanne@HannahHouseSC.org

Charleston

The College of Charleston
Events: We will be holding an Oxfam Hunger banquet on November 16th from 6-8pm
For more information, please go to https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=l9rnjsgab&oeidk=a07e556rmuj7184a6f3&oseq or contact Shanell Ransom at 843-953-5838 or slransom@cofc.edu

Occupy Walnut Street
Events: We will be having a food drive all week for Crisis Ministries

Travelers Rest

Travelers Rest High School
Events: We will be hosting a “Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Sleepout” on November 18th from 6pm to 8am to raise awareness and collect supplies for the homeless.
Contact: Kelsey Harris at 864-355-0039

Camden

Kershaw County Housing Partnership
Events: We are holding a coat drive, community awareness luncheon, and food drives at 2 local supermarkets. We are also publishing educational information to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness issues in our community.
Contact: Marie Sheheen, mariesheheen@hotmail.com

South Dakota                                                   

Sioux Falls

North American Wholesale Florists
Events: We will collect canned goods for local pantries across the Northern Plains. Past years, we have donated an average of over 60,000 pounds of food.
Contact: Harry Whelden, 605-338-4871, harryiii@nawfi.com

Sioux Empire Homeless Coalition
Events: on Monday and Tuesday, we will be having press events titled “Federal Budget Cuts Affect Services” and “Reality Shoppers do a food Challenge.” On Wednesday, we will be having a town hall discussing whether or not poverty is inevitable. On Thursday, we will be having a poverty simulation, and on Friday, we will have a memorial walk and service honoring those who have died last year.
Contact: Melanie Bliss at 271-2562

Tennessee

Tennessee Scholars
Events: We are having a food drive across the state for various food banks and rescue missions.
Contact: Ruth Woodall, ruth.woodall@tnchamber.org

Athens        

Tennessee Wesleyan College - Center for Servant Leadership
Events: Tuesday, November 15 - Day of Service with Habitat for Humanity, Habitat ReStore, and the City of Athens Public Works (planting a community orchard)

Thursday, November 17 - Hunger and Homelessness Speaker(s) from the Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau out of the Gateway Center in Atlanta, GA

Friday, November 18 - Community Partners Site Fair where students can meet agencies in our immediate area that have volunteer opportunities
Contact: Mandie Beeler, 423-746-5244

Blount County

Family Promise and Child and Family Tennessee
Events: Our executive directors became homeless for a day on Nov. 14th to document how it feels having to do what many experiencing homelessness have to in order to raise awareness of the issues of homelessness and hunger within our community.
Contact: Kathi Parkins, director@blountfamilypromise.org and Child and Family Tennessee, webmaster@child-family.org

Texas          

Waco

McLennan County Hunger Coalition
Events: Monday: Letter writing campaign
Tuesday: Showing of the film, First, Last, and Deposit
Wednesday: Concert
Friday: Food drive and sleep out
Saturday: Volunteer at Mobile food pantry       
Contact: Kenneth Moerbe, vista@mclennanhunger.org or Chelle Samaniego, chellesamaniego1@gmail.com

Arlington     

UTA Volunteers              
Events: We have planned a "One Night Without a Home" and have added our own version of "Faces of Homelessness" within the One Night project. This event will be held November 17th, 2011 on the UTA campus.          
Contact: Alysia Castillo, 915-799-1006

Corpus Christi       

Homeless Issues Partnership            
Events: November 15, 2011 a walk from a local homeless services provider to City Hall, then a mayoral proclamation.           
Contact: Donna Hurley, 361-882-2529

Prairie View           

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Inc                    
Events: We are giving every student who attends HT Jones Elementary School a turkey for Thanksgiving. This event will take place on Nov 15, 2011 at 12 noon.
Contact: Donovan Duhan, 337-540-8175

Austin

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission               
Events: Hands for Hope is an annual community-wide event, presented by El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission, that gathers donations of the traditional foods served during Thanksgiving and distributes them to Austin families in need for Thanksgiving celebrations in their own homes. Our goal is to provide Thanksgiving Care Packages to 1,400 families on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
Contact: Ivan Davila, 512-439-0748

St. Edward’s University, Campus Ministry
Events: Throughout the week, we will hold a food drive, with 25% of all athletics profits going toward the drive. We will also be holding a poker tournament and a hunger banquet.
Contact: for more information about these or our other 13 events, please contact Lou Serna  448-8537 or Liza Manjarrez 448-8534

House the Homeless
Events: We are hosting a memorial sunrise service at Lady Bird Lake on Sunday, Nov. 13th.
Contact: For more information about this event, please go to http://www.housethehomeless.org/memorial/

Basic Needs Coalition and Genesis Gardens,
Events: On Monday, Nov. 14th we are planting an urban garden at the Onion Creek Baptist Church at 9:30am to help give produce to people in food deserts
Contact: Sari Albornoz at sari@sustainablefoodcenter.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Events: We are hosting the “In our own voice” luncheon on Tuesday, November 15th at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless
Contact: For more information, please go to http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=In_Our_Own_Voice

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Events: We will be holding a movie night, showing “Art from the Streets” on Wednesday, November 16th from 7-9:30pm at the Alamo Drafthouse

Fleurish Austin and Innovation Event Management
Events: We are coordinating an Awareness Networking Happy Hour where people can come together to learn about what they can do in Austin to help the hungry and homeless.
Contact: to RSVP and for more information, please go to  https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160927773997547

Trinity Center
Events: We will be having a downtown service provider crawl with 4 providers across the city on Friday, Nov. 18th at 10am. Here people can to from provider to provider learning how they can help and what services are provided.
Contact: For more information, please go to https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208757955862986

ECHO
Events: We are hosting a family festival on Saturday, November 19th at 11:00am at the St. Ignatius Family Center including food, service stations, games, and entertainment for the whole family.
Contact: Amber Fogarty at amberfogarty@gmail.com

Travis County

Travis County Municipal Court
Events: We will be reading a proclamation supporting National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week at 9am on Nov. 15th.

Brownsville

Cameron County Homeless Partnership              
Events: Propose to have resolution approved by Cameron County Commissioner's Court on Thursday, November 10th, 2011. Nonprofit homeless providers will have opportunity to make small presentation of services. Also use of PIT Survey will serve to inform and illuminate homeless population within Cameron County.
Contact: Abel Morales, 956.544.0828

Houston       

Covenant House Texas            
Events: 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil & Rally for Homeless Youth on Thursday, November 17th at 6:30PM on the Covenant House campus. We will be joining other Covenant House locations across the U.S. along with community leaders and organizations in the Houston area. Our youth will share their stories of courage and there will be great music by the Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir. A reception with refreshments immediately follows the ceremony. Guests are encouraged to bring used/new warm clothing for our youth.      
Contact: Carolyn Garrard, 713-630-5619

Target Hunger
Events: We are hosting a holiday distribution of food bags and turkeys on Friday, Nov. 18th and Saturday Nov. 19th
Contact: Call us at 713-226-4953

Conroe         

The Montgomery County Homeless Coalition               
Events: Saturday November 12th we will have a walk and chili cook off at the Salvation Army and also with the Montgomery County Food Bank collect food.
Contact: Tina Daugherty - Executive Director, 936-760 4179 # 306

Lubbock       

Our Lady of Grace                    
Events: We are having the 'Shelter Me' Homeless Awareness 5K on October 15th, 2011 at McKenzie State Park from 7:30-12:00.     
Contact: Rosalinda Jimenez, 806-241-0101

San Marcos

SVC              
Events: hunger banquet, food and hygiene drive, volunteering at the local homeless shelter
Contact: Lauren Redman, 512-245-5286

Laredo

Homeless Coalition
Events: We are holding a march against hunger throughout the week to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness in our community.
Contact: (956) 337-7058 or joselceballos@gmail.com

The City of Laredo
Events: We are reading a city proclamation to recognize National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week in our community.

Utah

Ephraim      

PBL/DECA           
Events: On the day of December 8th we will be hosting "One Night without a Home" to raise awareness of the homeless. We will be having a card board box building competition followed by a informational speaker to help students become more aware of the amount and situation of those that are homeless.
Contact: Jaclyn Simonsen, 435-851-9691

Vermont                                                  

Colchester  

St. Michael’s College
For a schedule of events, please contact the MOVE Office at 802-654-2674 or move@smcvt.edu

Virginia     

Norfolk         

The Dwelling Place Ecumenical Family Shelter                       
Events: “Dining Out for the Homeless” restaurant week, where local Hampton Roads restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to our shelter in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Week.

Also, the Hampton Roads Night Out, where people all across the Hampton Roads area will form teams and fundraise for the event, and then on the night of November 18th, sleep out in cardboard boxes on the campus of Old Dominion University.  This event is partnered with Phi Beta Sigma's Sleep Out for the Homeless.        
Contact: Katie Kortze 757-624-9879

VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads
Events: We will be holding “Family Volunteer day” to help gather canned food for the local food bank.
Contact: Meg Leahey, 757-624-2400, communityoutreach@volunteerhr.org

Springfield  

Housing & Community Services of Northern Virginia                       
Events: HCSNV's Annual Drumstix Dash 8K and Family Fun Run, to be held Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax, VA.  The race begins at 9 a.m.
Contact: Melanie Doon, Development Officer, mdoon@hcsnv.org,  (703) 372-5440, ext. 102

Richmond   

Homeward          
Events: We are coordinating a Project Homeless Connect event on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. 
Contact: James Seagraves, (804) 343-2045 ext. 18

Blacksburg 

Graduate Student Assembly           
Events: Oxfam Hunger Banquet
Wednesday, Nov 9, 7:30-9:00pm, Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires
The Graduate Student Assembly and GLC Fellows invite you to the Oxfam Hunger banquet, during which participants will engage with invited guest experts in an interactive meal depicting the global economic stratification. Through the program they will learn about the causes of hunger worldwide and how to make a difference. Catered dinner will be served. Suggested admission is $5 or 4 non-perishable goods to be donated to Interfaith Food Pantry and Oxfam America. Please register at: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1319117833290.
Contact: Swetha Kumar atswethak@vt.edu

Lynchburg  

Bonner leaders                
Events: 11/10 Speakers Panel
Contact: Brenda Martinez, Martinez_B@students.lynchburg.edu

Fairfax

Catholic Campus Ministries, GMU
Events: We are making brown bag lunches and delivering them around DC on Sunday Nov. 13th at 12pm. On Thursday, Nov. 17th we are holding a movie watch of “Faith and Culture in Rural Dominican Republic” at 5pm
Contact: John More, jmore@gmu.edu

GMU Hillel
Events: We are hosting an event to help make brown bag lunches to be donated to a local shelter. On Monday, Nov. 17th at 7pm. On Friday, November 18th we are holding an H&H Week Shabbat at 6pm.
Contact: hillel@gmu.edu

Lutheran Campus Ministries, GMU
Events: We will be hosting an event titled “Nowhere to Lay His Head” to present the relationship between those experiencing homelessness and the Gospel on Tuesday the 15th. We are also holding a food drive which will be running all week.
Contact: lutheran@gmu.edu

Patriot Christian Ministry, GMU
Events: We are holding an awareness event on Monday the 14th and Tuesday the 15th in which students will get a schedule of the events happening at GMU, pins to wear all week, and information about how and where to volunteer.
Contact: Seita Sakaguchi, ssakaguchi@sovgracefairfax.org

The Lamb Center
Events:  All week, we are holding a supply drive to help our efforts in serving the community.
Contact: Aisha Hussain, aishahussain89@msn.com

Salvation Army Fairfax Corps       
Events: On Saturday, November 19th, we will be sorting food to put into boxes to give to people for Thanksgiving from 9am to 5pm.
Contact: Tim Jo, 571-217-9957, cjo@gmu.edu

Petersburg

Downtown Churches United           
Events: We are holding a “Walk Against Hunger” event. Proceeds go to funding the organization which provides meals and shelter for many in the community.
Contact: DCU 804-722-0321

Washington         

Pullman

Washington State University
Events: On Tuesday, November 15th, we will be constructing a tent city on campus. We will also hold a reflection session on Wednesday the 16th. We will also be holding service events for local organizations including thrift stores, food pantries, and various after school programs for children.
Contact: WSU Center for Civic Engagement, 509-335-7708, cce@wsu.edu

Kitsap County        

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week committee                   
Contact: sally.santana@wavecable.com or call 360-895-6022 for a complete calendar of events         

Spokane

Spokane puts together a city-wide Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. For all the events happening during this week, please visit their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spokanes-Hunger-Homelessness-Awareness-Week-2011/158887017481454)

Homeless Resource Center
Events: Winter clothes, hats and gloves drive. Donations can be made at 520 S. Walnut St. or at participating Shopko stores.

Shalom Ministries
Events: Food for Thought Dinner at the Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third Avenue from 5 to 7pm on November 17th.
Contact: shalomministries10@gmail.com

Spokane Mental Health Homeless Outreach Team
Events: They will distribute winter wear to the homeless at First Covenant Church, at the corner of Second Avenue and Division Street on November 18th.
Contact: For more information, please call (509) 455-6275.

Central United Methodist Church
Events: They will hold a memorial service for the homeless people who have died this year. Located at 520 S. Walnut St.
Contact: For more information, please call (509)838-1431

The City of Spokane
Events: City Proclamation of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week on November 14th at 6pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Contact: For more information, please email wquinnan@spokanecity.org

The County of Spokane
Events: County Proclamation of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week on November 8th at 5:30pm at the County Public Works Building.
Contact: For more information, please email wquinnan@spokanecity.org

Wenatchee

Junior Service League of Wenatchee
Events: We are holding collection drives for food, clothing, and bedding throughout the week. We are also holding training sessions, and speaking events.
Contact: For more information, please call Sarah Morgan at (509)630-3746

Renton

The Homeless Challenge
Events: We are asking members of our community to make a bag of necessities for people experiencing homelessness and to give it to someone who needs it.
Contact: Regina Sportsman, regina_sportsman@yahoo.com for more information or to donate

Yakima

Connections Church
Events: We are creating a food pantry that will be used during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

West Virginia                                                    

Wheeling

Service for Social Action Center, Wheeling Jesuit University
Events: We are hosting a hunger banquet on Nov. 13th from noon to 1pm. We are also hosting a discussion panel, poverty simulation, service events, and a movie presentation.
Contact: service@wju.edu or 304-243-8728

Parkersburg

Westbrook Health Services
Events: We are hosting a sleep out in Bicentennial Park to help raise awareness of hunger and homelessness issues in our community
Contact: (304) 485-1721 or email them at their website http://www.westbrookhealth.com/emails.aspx

Wisconsin

Eau Claire

CTV
Events: We will be broadcasting information and event schedules of local agencies involved in hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.
Contact: Steve Allen, 715-839-5067

The City of Eau Claire
Events: On Thursday, November 17th, there will be open houses with over 40 agencies that help fight hunger and homelessness. We will also hold an evening of awareness on Thursday, November 17th.
For more information, please go to their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eau-Claire-Area-Annual-Hunger-Homeless-Awareness-Event/151712834849446

Kenosha      

First Step Services                
Events: Awareness march      
Contact: David snow, 262-748-8752, david.snow33@yahoo.com

Shalom Center
Events: We will be holding a candlelight vigil on Sunday, November 13th.
Contact: The Shalom Center at (262) 658-1713

Rhinelander           

Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing               
Events: We want to make the area aware of Homelessness and share our mission to operate a homeless shelter--asking for community members to partner with us to reduce the number experiencing homelessness in our service area. Whole month of November. Press releases, bulletin articles for faith communities, TV and radio interviews         
Contact: Bill Miller, 715-369-9404, millercw@frontiernet.net

Madison     

First Unitarian Society          
Events: We will be hosting a food drive to go to the Goodman Food Pantry here in Madison.  
Contact: Erich N Pitcher, 608-233-9774

Milwaukee

IMS Health
Events: We will be holding a clothing drive throughout the week.
Contact: Dave Schnittka, 414-203-1461, dschnittka@us.imshealth.com

Green Bay

The City of Green Bay and Brown County
Events: The mayor and county executive have declared this week, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. Throughout the week, the stories of eight struggling residents will be on display at the Bay Park Square mall. The area shelters will be holding tours.
Contact: Dean Aherns (920) 362-6662

The Salvation Army of Brown County
Events: We will distribute coats for our Coats for Kids campaign.

Howe Resource Center
Events: We will be showing a documentary about students in need titled, “Bridging the Gap” on Thursday, November 17th at 6:30pm
Contact: Eileen Littig at (920) 432-6603

Manna for Life
Events: We will be holding a hunger walk at 4:30pm on Friday, November 18th. We will also be holding a chili dinner at 5:30 that night.
Contact: for more information, please call Linda Hogenson at (920) 362-4726

Wyoming  

Casper

Casper College, Center for Learning Through Service                   
Events: 1. Week long dry goods food drive to benefit local food bank and homeless shelter
2. Oxfam Hunger Banquet, Nov 15
3. Volunteer drive for Habitat for Humanity"
Contact: Bill Andrews, 307-268-2602

Canada

Essex and Windsor County, Ontario

The Homeless Coalition of Windsor and Essex County and Food Matters
Events: We will be hosting walking tours of community organizations
Contact: Melanie Banks, 519-256-1831

 

If you know of any events not listed here, please let us know by filling out the form here or by emailing us at handhweek@nationalhomeless.org. Also, if you are planning an event in your area, please let us know.

 

If you know of any events not listed here, please let us know by filling out the form here or by emailing us at handhweek@nationalhomeless.org. Also, if you are planning an event in your area, please let us know.

National Coalition for the Homeless
2201 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-1033
202-462-4822
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