Sleeping in the Dell

Thursday November 3 2011


Some Lynchburg College students will be sleeping outside in the Dell all week long Nov. 7-12 as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Students seek sponsors for each night to raise money for two long-term residential programs in Lynchburg: Miriam's House, for homeless women and children, and Gateway, for homeless men in recovery.

Savvy Rest, maker of organic mattresses and pillows, has offered prizes for the three students raising the most funds: a shredded latex body pillow and a standard-size shredded latex pillow for the first-place earner, a shredded latex body pillow for the second-place earner, and a standard-size shredded latex pillow for the third-place earner).

For more than a decade LC has observed Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week to educate the LC community about the realities of homelessness and hunger. The goal is to provide means of action for students and staff to help with the issues of hunger and homelessness globally, nationally, and locally.

Sunday, November 6
9 p.m. KICKOFF Food Fast Education Workshop; Solidarity Sleepers Begin

Monday, November 7
5:30 to 7 p.m. Hunger Banquet with Scott Briggs in the East Room. Find out how it feels to have only bread and water while others have a feast.

Tuesday, November 8
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering of Letters for the Farm Bill, Schewel, Burton Student, Cafeteria, Hopwood.
6:30 p.m. Guest Speaker from Miriam's House in Alumni Lounge
Wasted food weigh-in lunch and dinner pledge to not waste food

Wednesday, November 9
2 to 3 p.m. Parkview Food Pantry Assistance
4 to 7 p.m. Park View Mission Dinner
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This I Believe "Faith and Politics"
10 p.m. Box City setup and Stop Hunger Now Food Handout

Thursday, November 10
2 p.m. Parkview food distribution
6 to 8 p.m. National Coalition of Homeless Speakers in Ballroom
10 p.m. Capture the flag in the Dell

Friday, November 11
9 a.m. Salvation Army Kick off with John Eccles, vice president and dean for Student Development, and Pat Price, director of Community Development and Social Justice, at the Kroger on Linkhorne Road
10 p.m. Movies to raise awareness of homelessness issues in the Dell

Saturday, November 12
9 a.m. Handout of hygiene products for Presbyterian Homes

The week's events are sponsored by Office of Community Involvement, Bonner Leaders, LC Catholic Community, Spiritual Life Center, Residential Student Organization, and Delta Sigma Pi.

For more information, contact Chris Gibbons at 544-8640 or Shannon Brennan at 544-8609.