Lesley Delivers works to support the homeless and hungry
Friday, October 25, 2013
Lesley University students recently gathered in the McKenna Student Center to make cards and then wrap them around blankets to be delivered to the homeless in Harvard Square.
The efforts are coordinated by Lesley Delivers, a student organization dedicated to supporting the homeless and hungry in the Cambridge community by contributing food, resources, and time to those in need.
“We have built strong relationships with our friends in Harvard Square, and it's been really awesome to make those connections,” says Lesley student Theresa Powers, president of Lesley Delivers. “We have such a wonderful group of students this year, and I couldn't be more proud to see how far Lesley Delivers has come.”
Founded by Lesley Alumna Jill Schreider, who graduated in 2009, Lesley Delivers is committed to helping others in the neighborhood surrounding Lesley. Every week, the group delivers bagged dinners to the homeless of Harvard Square.
“Lesley Delivers strives to eliminate the stigma surrounding homelessness, one sandwich at a time,” says Theresa.
Lesley Delivers’ other goals include running educational programs for the Lesley community and creating awareness about local hunger. Hunger and Homelessness week is November 18-22, and Lesley Delivers will offer related programs such as a Faces of Homelessness Panel and a Hunger Banquet, as well as many volunteer opportunities.
Learn more about Lesley Delivers by visiting the blog, http://lesleydelivers.blogspot.com.
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