Quote of the Month...

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~ Mother Teresa

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Are you ready for Hunger and Homelessness Week?

Hunger and Homelessness Week
November 15th-21st

Hunger and Homelessness: These are two plagues that touch every nation, including ours.
Defining our terms...

Homelessness: (noun) the state or condition of having no home (especially the state of living in the streets).

Hunger: 1.(noun) urgent need for food; The discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food. 2. (noun) The condition where both the adults and children cannot access food consistently and have to reduce food intake, eat poor diets, and often go without any food.

Are you educated about these serous issues? Moreover, what practical steps are you taking to alleviate these problems; locally, nationally, and globally? You may ask, "How can one person make a difference?" or "What can I do to help?"

Here's a plan for those who want to get involved.

1. Get educated!

Consider starting by checking out the information we collected here:

2. Get involved!

HUNGER and HOMELESSNESS WEEK, November 15th-21st, is a great way to begin or continue your involvement in the fight against hunger and homelessness. Here is an agenda for the week:

Jam the Bus Sunday, November 15 - Saturday, November 21 Help jam an IUPUI bus full with non-perishable food items to be donated to 19 local organizations. Look for marked boxes around the IUPUI campus to place items.

Service Fair Monday, November 16 - 1:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Come get information on organizations helping the hungry and homeless and ways you can get involved. Campus Center, room CE148 (next to Barnes and Noble).

Brown Bag Book Club Tuesday, November 17 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join in on a discussion about The Glass Castle and hear a formerly homeless advocate share their story. (University Library, room UL2115J, main floor).

Brown Bag Luncheon Panel Wednesday, November 18 - 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. A panel discussion with local homeless providers and formerly homeless advocates. (Democracy Plaza, under the business/SPEA breezeway).

Movie Night Thursday, November 19 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. View and discuss the award winning documentary Lost In Woonsocket. (University Library, Lilly Auditorium).

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

IUPUI United Way Day of Caring: "A Success!"

On Friday October 2nd, just under 400 Faculty, Staff, Students and Guests participated in the IUPUI United Way Day of Caring sponsored by the IUPUI Office of Community Relations and the IUPUI Office of Community Service.
In partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Indianapolis Downtown Incorporated, volunteers participated in a large clean-up picking up approximately 100 bags of recyclable material and 65 bags of trash. Volunteers also painted two recycling bins that will be placed out in the Indianapolis community for both general and glass only recycling, mulched around 190 trees out by I-65, and planted trees outside of the Circle Center Mall.
Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who participated in the 2009 IUPUI Day of Caring! And a special thank you to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Indianapolis Downtown Inc. for their excellent work in planning the day!