- Center for Social Concern
- Awareness and Advocacy for Justice
- Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month
- Martin Luther King Day Events
- Miryam Award
- School of the Americas Vigil
- Table of Plenty
- Beyond UD--Post-grad Service
- Community Agency Partners
- Cross-Cultural Immersion Trips
- REAL Dayton
- Service Clubs
- SERVICE Saturdays
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month
We Are One Body
October 27- November 30, 2014
Did you know that 40.9% of children in Dayton are living below the poverty level, compared to Ohio’s average of 21.5%? The University of Dayton’s committee responsible for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month is seeking to educate the campus regarding hunger and homelessness locally and worldwide, in how we can be advocates for change. Through awareness one can no longer ignore the issue the human race is fighting as a whole.
The Month's Events
Donate a Meal
Look for tables in KU, Marycrest or VWK during the Week of Nov. 2- Nov. 8 to donate one or two of your meals or some money off of your Flyer Express card. The proceeds will go towards providing Thanksgiving meals to local Dayton families!
- Provide a basket of non-perishable food including $15 for a turkey, 2 boxes of stuffing, 2 cans of cranberry sauce, 2 cans of a type of vegetable, 2 boxes of mashed potatoes, and 1 boxed dessert water can be added to.
- Donate the cost of a meal: $50.
Donations are due on November 7, 2014.
Checks can be made payable to Campus Ministry and sent to Liberty Hall 107 (+0408).
Meal donations may be dropped off in the S2 parking lot on November 10, 11, 12 from 11am to 1pm.
If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Social Concern in Liberty Hall 107, (937)229-2524 or email Danielle Pohlman at email@example.com. Thank You!
October 27– Revolution of the Heart: Dorothy & the Catholic Worker Today, Sears Recital Hall, 7pm
Kick of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month with an inspirational talk on faith and justice by Martha Hennessy, the granddaughter of Dorothy Day.
November 5- Housing Simulation (AVIATE), Torch Lounge, 7pm
Join UD Habitat for Humanity to learn about the housing market while experiencing the frustrations and obstacles low-income individuals face when looking for housing.
Sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/HHAhousing
November 11- Table of Plenty lunch and discussion on "How Effective are Social Services?"
We're making a delicious lunch so you will join us to chat about this important topic. Please RSVP here by Nov. 9 so we know how much to cook!
November 15- Fair Trade Christmas Shopping
Venture into the Oregon District to do some fair trade shopping and grab a bite to eat at a restaurant, which serves local food. For more info email NAM: firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 15- Intense Hour of Praise to end Hunger and Homelessness, KU Ballroom, 8pm
Pray to end Hunger and Homelessness and transform hearts. IHOP is a prayer service sponsored by Catholic Life where students pray through song and music. Followed by a pancake gathering!
November 18- OXFAM Hunger Banquet (AVIATE), KU Ballroom, 7pm
Experience food inequality around the world and understand the impact of policy on poverty with Social Justice Club. Sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/HHAbanquet
November 21- 3 Pillars of Habitat, McGinnis 3pm
Join UD Habitat for Humanity as we debug common housing Myths with 3 activities centered around Habitat's 3 core pillars: Volunteerism, Fundraising and Advocacy.
November 7- House of Bread, 9am-2pm
If you don't have class or work, come prepare, serve, and eat a meal with our brothers and sisters of the Dayton community (lunch included). Space is limited and the event is tentative. Sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/HHAhofb.
November 15- Catholic Relief Services Helping Hands, McGinnis Center Mtg Rm 1, 1pm
Helping Hands is a unique hands-on volunteer event founded on Matthew 25:35. Developed by CRS and Stop Hunger Now, Helping Hands is a meal-packaging program where volunteers come together to package nutritious meals for people in developing countries who are suffering from food shortages and famine. Sign up at: http://helpinghands.crs.org/calendar/. Students may apply for BOTH shifts!
November 15- Thanksgiving Food Drive Service Saturday, VWK Ground Floor Meeting Room (9am-12pm and 1-4pm)
Sort and organize over 600 traditional Thanksgiving meals for local Dayton families. Lunch is included. Sign up at: www.udayton.edu/ministry/csc/service_saturdays.php.
November 22- Service at Target Dayton Ministries, 3:30-6:30pm
Serve a meal for your brothers and sisters at Target Dayton and join the community in a prayer service. Sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/HHAtarget.