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.

Doane to HAW

Schedule of Events

  • Bring 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 University
    Fifth Third Stadium Bank
    Game Day Volunteer Details
    Help 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.


    Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes.

  • 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 4th to 7th.  
    Kennesaw Campus
    The Commons
    11:30am to 1pm 
    Marietta Campus
    11:30am to 1pm 
  • Volunteer here to sort and restock the campus pantries!!
    Kennesaw Campus
    Student Ctr University Rooms 
    11am to 1pm
  • A 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 Market 
    Architecture Jury Room
    11:30am to 1pm
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  • Learn about homelessness through audience participation games. If you answer a question wrong you may get the horns on our mechanical bull ride!
    Marietta Campus
    Field between Horton and Howell
    4pm to 6pm 
  • 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 Rooms
    11:30am to 1pm
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  • KAB 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 Campus
    Student Center Atrium and All University Rooms 
    7pm to 10pm
  • Everyone 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.

    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 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 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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