Homelessness Awareness Week
12th Annual Homelessness Awareness Week November 2-9, 2019
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.
Schedule of Events
Nov. 2nd Hoot Out HungerBring food donations to the game; pasta & pasta sauce, cereal, canned pasta, mac & cheese snack cups, canned chicken, individually packed oatmeal/grits, non-refrigerated meals, juice, & soup.KSU vs. Monmouth University2pmFifth Third Stadium BankGame Day Volunteer DetailsHelp us Hoot Out Hunger! Volunteers will be helping us collect food donations for our annual Hoot Out Hunger event! Meet at Owl Town across from the Football Stadium. OwlTown will open at 11AM and will close around 1PM, when gates for the Stadium open. Volunteers need to arrive for set up between 10am to 10:30am. After collection is completed at 1pm, volunteers will need to help load and move items from Football Stadium to the Carmichael Student Center's Leadership Room for storing.
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Nov. 4th to 7th Donate a SwipeAll students will be able to donate Swipes and Dining Dollars from 11:30am to 1:00pm in both the Commons and Stingers from November 4th to 7th.Kennesaw CampusThe Commons11:30am to 1pmMarietta CampusStingers11:30am to 1pm
Nov. 4th HAW Service DayVolunteer here to sort and restock the campus pantries!!Kennesaw CampusStudent Ctr University Rooms11am to 1pm
Nov. 5th Mad Housers Competition: A Pathway to Affordable HousingA competition where KSU students gain hands on experience in design team management, communication, and team development skills while increasing awareness of housing insecurity needs within our community.Week-long Displays- Kennesaw Campus Talon Express Area- Marietta Campus Stingers and Student Ctr Lobby and MarketCompetitionArchitecture Jury Room11:30am to 1pmClick here for more information
Nov. 6th YEE HAWLearn about homelessness through audience participation games. If you answer a question wrong you may get the horns on our mechanical bull ride!Marietta CampusField between Horton and Howell4pm to 6pm
Nov. 7th Empty Bowls
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 12th Annual Homelessness Awareness Week event. We invite you to choose from a large collection of handmade bowls and eat a delicious vegan soup from their bowl. Participants will keep their bowl and 100% of the proceeds go to CARE Services.Kennesaw Campus
University Rooms11:30am to 1pmTICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR!Click here for more information
Nov. 7th Housing for Young AdultsKAB is raising awareness about the growing population of young adults between the ages of 18-24 in Georgia and around the country facing housing insecurity.Kennesaw CampusStudent Center Atrium and All University Rooms7pm to 10pm
Nov. 8th Cobb County Homeless VigilEveryone is invited to attend a Memorial Vigil and Service to remember those who have lived & died in homelessness in Cobb County in 2019.
The HAW Steering Committee along with CARE Services is always honored to partner with Cobb Collaborative for this special event.
7pm to 8pm
Nov. 8th HAW Sleep Out ChallengeSleep out one night for those who sleep out every night.The annual HAW Sleep Out Challenge is the culminating event for 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 provided the following morning for participants.When to arrive: Check in begins at 8:00 PM at the Student Center on the Marietta Campus.
For more information, contact Semline Delva at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 470-578-3613HAW Challenge Rules and Waiver Forms
Thank you to our campus and community partners!