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. 

  • 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
  • Donate to fight hunger and receive a handmade ceramic bowl. This program 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
  • Shop or donate gently used items to be donated to MUST Ministries and CARE Services.
    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
  • Remembering those who have lived and died in homelessness in Cobb County in 2017. We are 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 KSU 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 a meal from the Salvation Army, an activity hosted by Atlanta Community Food Bank, open mic performances, and opportunities for reflection. If you plan to participate in the open mic, please bring your music or instruments with you.
    When to arrive: Check in begins at 7:00 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.
  • Kennesaw State Owls vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers

    Kennesaw Campus
    5/3 Bank Stadium

 CARE would like to say THANK YOU to all of our campus and community partners!