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Pepperdine Participates in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
The Pepperdine community participates in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week from Sunday, Nov. 12 through Saturday, Nov. 18. The University will take part in Habitat for Humanity builds, Skid Row dinner services, and a Salvation Army shopping spree with local low-income children. According to the Pepperdine Volunteer Center, the University's goal is to bring students closer to the realities of abject poverty and to cultivate an understanding of the challenges faced by the more than 80,000 homeless men, women, and children in Los Angeles County.
A special Hunger and Homelessness Convocation took place on Nov. 13 at Stauffer Chapel. The convocation featured a documentary about homelessness and a panel of guest speakers who previously, were homeless in the Los Angeles area. The following morning, Pepperdine students volunteered to serve as escorts for low-income children as they went on a $100 shopping spree for clothes and other necessities at the Salvation Army.
Throughout the week, Pepperdine faculty, staff, students, and Malibu residents will have the opportunity to donate clothing and blankets at the cafeteria or the Volunteer Center as well as to vote in the ultimate Lego house competition by donating money to local non-profit organizations that provide services to the homeless. Members of the Pepperdine community will also have the chance to volunteer for one of two meal services at Los Angeles Missions or one of two Habitat for Humanity builds that will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 18.
For more information regarding these events, or to register as a volunteer, please visit the Pepperdine Volunteer Center Web site.