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.
Jennifer Dorman (M.Ed. '09) wins 2015 Maine Teacher of the Year
Teaching the Great Diseases: Lesley and Tufts School of Medicine join forces
Beyond Mythology: Ken Burns's portraits of America
Cambridge ranked in top 20 "Healthiest College Towns" in the U.S.
View all News
Former Maine senator Olympia Snowe speaks at Symphony HallDuring her appearance at Lesley’s Boston Speakers Series, Snowe said that Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are the least partisan potential presidential candidatesThe Boston GlobeJanuary 23, 2015
Florida Courier writer gets Guggenheim FellowshipPenny Dickerson, who holds an MFA in creative writing from Lesley, has received an H.F. Guggenheim reporting fellowshipFlorida CourierJanuary 22, 2015
Art Professor Chosen for Prestigious AwardStephanie Pierce, who holds a BFA from Lesley, has received a $25,000 Joan Mitchell Foundation artists grantUniversity of Arkansas NewswireJanuary 22, 2015
Needham school administrator picked as Weston superintendent Lesley alumnus Thomas F. Campbell is noted for strong communication skills, facility for conflict resolution and moreBrookline TabJanuary 22, 2015
State of the City Poem 2015: Praisesong for BostonLesley Professor Danielle Legros Georges, Boston’s Poet Laureate, crafted and delivered a poem for the State of the City AddressBoston Public Library Press RoomJanuary 13, 2015
John SullivanDirector of Communications617.email@example.com
Amanda McGregorCommunications ManagerPhone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesley UniversityOffice of Communications29 Everett StreetCambridge, MA 02138Phone: 617.349.8579Fax: 617.349.8522Email