Homelessness Awareness Week

10th Annual Homelessness Awareness Week November 6-11, 2017

HAW is a week-long series of events dedicated to increasing awareness of homelessness on college campuses as well as reducing stigma to students facing homelessness. Each year, students who participate are surprised to find out that their fellow students struggle with homelessness, and often are surprised by the numbers of students that are affected at KSU.  Some events are donation drives or fundraisers, and some are simulations or informational sessions targeted at awareness and stigma reduction.  The week culminates with the Cobb County Candlelight Vigil honoring homeless community members who passed away in the last year, and a sleep-out for students to experience first-hand what it is like to be a homeless college student. 


Schedule of Events

  • An interactive homelessness simulation that challenges stereotypes, and inspires a call-to-action and advocacy.
    Kennesaw Campus
    Student Center University Rooms 
  • Volunteer and assemble Snack Pack Kits to provide a full and balanced meal for children in the community who don’t have regular access to food.
    Kennesaw Campus
    University Rooms
    2pm - 4pm
  • Empty Bowls Project is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. KSU CARE is excited to bring Empty Bowls to our 10th Annual Homelessness Awareness Week event.
    We invite you to have lunch and fight hunger! Attendees will receive with thier purchase a handmade ceramic bowl. This event will raise money to help KSU CARE fight hunger, raise awareness about the issues of food insecurity and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.
    Kennesaw Campus
    Student Rec Center Activity Rooms
    11:30am - 1pm
    This event is SOLD OUT! 
  • Join us at Commons or Stingers and donate swipes to help other students in need.
  • Shop or donate gently used items to be donated to MUST Ministries and CARE Services.
    Items Needed:
    Men and Women Clothing
    Flashlights and batteries
    Rain Ponchos
    Diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6)
    Hearty Soup
    Peanut Butter
    Chef Boyardee
    Canned Vegetables/Beans/Lentils
    Marietta Campus
    Student Center Lobby
    9am - 4pm
  • Join VSLS and prepare 1,500 sandwiches for Clyde’s Kitchen, a group serving as a refuge for people experiencing homelessness
    Marietta Campus
    Student Center Ballroom
    11am – 1p
  • All are invited to attend a Memorial Vigil and Service to remember those who have lived & died in homelessness in Cobb County in 2017.
    The HAW Steering Committe along with CARE Services is always honored to partner with Cobb Collaborative for this special event.
    Marietta Campus
    The Globe
    8pm - 9pm
  • Sleep out one night for those who sleep out every night. 
    The annual HAW Sleep Out Challenge is the culminating event of Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW). The Challenge participants will spend a night on Marietta's campus to raise awareness for homelessness. You can choose one of three sleeping options: inside your car, inside a simulated Red Cross shelter (in the KSU Marietta Ballroom), or - the ultimate challenge - sleeping outside.
    What to bring: A small tent, sleeping bag, pillow, or whatever you can carry on your back!
    What to expect: The evening will include an activity hosted by Atlanta Community Food Bank, stories from KSU peers, and opportunities for reflection. Breakfast will be donated the following morning for participants.
    When to arrive: Check in begins at 7:30 PM at the Globe on Marietta's campus. 
    The HAW Sleep Out Challenge is hosted by the Center for Student Leadership and the Care Center.  For more information, contact Hannah Moon at hmoon16@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-3613.
  • HOH
    Kennesaw State Owls vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers

    KSU Students drop off donations at gate G and everyone else drop off donations in the Fan Zone.
    Kennesaw Campus
    5/3 Bank Stadium @3:30pm

 CARE says THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and campus and community partners!

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