Homelessness Awareness Week

11th Annual Homelessness Awareness Week November 3-10, 2018

HAW is a week-long high impact experience dedicated to increasing awareness of homelessness, in our communities and on college campuses. Each year, participants are surprised to discover how homelessness impacts those around them, especially the number of college students that are affected. Some events are donation drives or fundraisers, while other events are 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 simulation that offers students and community members a one-night experience of homelessness.

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Schedule of Events

  • Kennesaw State Owls vs. Campbell University Camels

    KSU Students drop off donations at gate G and everyone else drop off donations in the Fan Zone.

    Kennesaw Campus
    5/3 Bank Stadium @ 2pm
  • All students will be able to donate Swipes and Dining Dollars from 11:30am to 1:00pm in both the Commons and Stingers from November 5th to 8th. 
    Kennesaw Campus
    The Commons
    11:30am to 1pm
    Marietta Campus
    11:30am to 1pm
  • Donate a $1 to CCYA to wear pajama pants for a day and eat pancakes!

    The Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA) is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment with comprehensive services for homeless youth and young adults who have been abused, abandoned, neglected, or are at risk. Click here for more info on CCYA.

    Kennesaw Campus
    Campus Green
    11am - 2pm
  • Bring gently worn items from your wardrobe – things you think other KSU students might be interested in wearing, but that you’d be willing to part with in exchange for a new addition to your wardobe. Show up at the beginning of the swap and hand in your items – no more than 10, please! – so that they can be sorted and set out with all the other clothes. If you bring 10 items, you’ll get 10 tickets, and you can use those to go “shopping” for new wardrobe additions.
    Kennesaw Campus
    Carmichael Student Center University Rooms
    4pm - 6pm
  • Empty Bowls Project is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. We invite you to have lunch and fight hunger! Attendees will receive with their 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
    The Commons
    11:30am - 1pm
    $30 - Faculty, Staff and Community
    $15 - KSU Students
  • Smash Brothers Tournament hosted by KSU E-Sports and Student Affairs. All proceeds benefit CARE Services. $5 to Play. Bring Your Console and your KSU ID. Off campus guest bring your Driver's License.

    Marietta Campus
    JMW Student Center Ballroom
    3 pm to 10 pm
  • Volunteer to prepare 1,800 sandwiches for Clyde’s Kitchen, a group serving as a refuge for people experiencing homelessness. Click here fore more info on Clyde's Kitchen.

    Marietta Campus
    JMW Student Center Ballroom
    11am – 1p

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  • Sports and Rec are collecting items for the CARE Services Campus Pantries. Each donated item equals one raffle ticket. Participants are eligible to receive up to 5 raffle tickets. Bring donated items to the raffle table at the Sports and Entertainment Park upon your arrival for race day.
    Kennesaw Campus
    The Perch (Sports Park Facility)
  • Everyone is invited to attend a Memorial Vigil and Service to remember those who have lived & died in homelessness in Cobb County in 2018.

    The HAW Steering Committe along with CARE Services is always honored to partner with Cobb Collaborative for this special event.

    Marietta Campus
    The Globe
    7pm to 8pm
  • 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 8:30 PM at the Joe Mack Wilson Studnet Center on the Marietta campus.
    For more information, contact Semline Delva at sdelva2@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-3613.

    HAW Challenge Rules and Waiver Forms

Thank you to our campus and community partners!

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Cobb COllborative           KSU Eat        OCE

Owl Swap            honors       ESports     


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