Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
During the week of November 15-21, TMOVE sponsored a variety of events to advocate for the important issues of hunger and homelessness. Below you can learn about what projects students participated in.
Homeless simulation in the Academic Quad: Students took shifts sitting on the steps of the McLarty-Goodsen Building to raise awareness for the homeless. Students held signs of the misconceptions of homeless people in order to help break stereotypes. During this time they collected donations from fellow students and members of the faculty. Donations included: Blankets, canned food, clothes, coloring books, puzzles and crayons. These items were donated to the Sharing House of Brevard.
"Night Without A Home": TMOVE held a campfire on the Residential Quad until about 11:00pm. Students brought drums and guitars as forms of entertainment. After the campfire some students slept outside in cardbaord boxes to furthur raise awareness about the reality of homelessness.
Scavenger Hunt: Friday evening students formed teams and went out into the community to collect items for a homeless shelter. Items donated included silverware, cups, pots, work gloves, and even a leaf blower. Businesses that made contributions to the scavenger hunt are: Bracken Mountain Bakery; Cielito Lindo; Dock’s Restaurant; Downtown Chocolates; Jordan Street Café; Lowes; Moose Tracks; O P Taylors; The Quarry; Quotations; Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop; and Sonic. These donations all went to Sparrow Community House, a non-profit organization that aides the homeless of Decatur, GA.
MANNA Food Bank: On Saturday afternoon a group of students traveled into Asheville to work at the local food bank. For about 2 hours students sorted and packed bags of food called MANNApacks. These packs are given to young children at school on Friday afternoon to ensure they have enough healthy food to last through the weekend.