HAYS, KS -- In an effort to raise awareness about homelessness, several Fort Hays State University students will camp out in cardboard boxes on the campus quad the night of Tuesday, April 23.
The "Cardboard City Sleep Out" is part of the Student Campaign Against Homelessness Education Awareness Program sponsored by the FHSU Office of Student Affairs in conjunction with the University Activities Board and ProjectSERV/AmeriCorps.
Related events include a clothing drive in the quad and a speakers' panel at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Black and Gold Room of the Memorial Union on the FHSU campus. Michael Stoops, director of community organizing with the National Coalition for the Homeless in Washington, DC, will join with members of the local community to give students and Hays residents the opportunity to hear people who have been homeless speak about their personal experiences.
"This presentation will build the necessary bridges between the homeless and the rest of society so that we may work cooperatively to end this disgrace called homelessness," said Ryan Carpenter, director of Greek Life at FHSU.
Please contact Carpenter with any questions at (785) 628-5824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.