More than 500 volunteers from Fairfield University to participate in annual Hunger Cleanup
More than 500 students, faculty and staff from Fairfield University will participate in this year's Campus Ministry-sponsored Hunger Cleanup Program at some 43 worksites throughout Fairfield County this Saturday, April 5.
The volunteers will work on everything from painting and cleaning to watching children, depending on the needs of the various worksites, which are located throughout Fairfield County. The volunteers have already solicited sponsors to donate money based on their hours of work. Those contributions will go to local programs and grass roots initiatives in underdeveloped nations, as well as for raising awareness about hunger and homelessness here at home. The total amount donated will be announced Saturday afternoon. Last year Fairfield University volunteers raised about $13,000 through the Hunger Cleanup. This year, Fairfield volunteers hope to raise $15,000.
About 150 colleges and universities nationwide participate in the Hunger Cleanup, which is a program of the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness. The group has regularly awarded Fairfield University its Gold Medal of Excellence.
Volunteers will meet behind Alumni Hall at Fairfield University at about 9 a.m. and fan out to the various worksites. Work will finish at about 1:30 p.m. at which time they will return to the University.
"Hunger Cleanup is a great event to allow everyone on campus to come together and help out those in need," said Christopher Dill '03, a resident of Guilford, Conn. and one of the chairs of this year's Hunger Cleanup. "It may be only one day, but it makes a significant difference to the people in Fairfield County."
A listing of this year's worksites is provided below.
|Alpha Home||336-4292 x103||Bridgeport|
|American Red Cross||576-1010 x24||Bridgeport|
|ASPIRA of Connecticut||336-5762||Bridgeport|
|Bread and Roses (McKinney House)||388-0187||Stamford|
|Bridgeport Rescue Mission||333-4087 x104||Bridgeport|
|Center for Women and Families||334-6154||Bridgeport|
|East End Community Center||334-7622||Bridgeport|
|East Main Street Revitalization Association||576-7160||Bridgeport|
|Easton Senior Center||268-1145||Easton|
|Fairfield Senior Center||256-3169||Fairfield|
|Family Matters Playskool at Calvary Church||371-2000||Bridgeport|
|Girl Scouts of Housatonic Council||334-3145 x3014||Bridgeport|
|Golden Hill United Methodist Church||368-4485||Bridgeport|
|Habitat for Humanity Greater Bridgeport||255-0257||Bridgeport|
|Holy Family Church||336-1835||Fairfield|
|Isaiah 61:1, Inc./Mary Magdalene House||368-6116||Bridgeport|
|Kennedy Center||332-4535 x240||Bridgeport|
|Kennedy Center (Beacon Court)||365-8522 x200||Trumbull|
|McGivney Community Center||333-2789||Bridgeport|
|Mercy Learning Center||334-6699||Bridgeport|
|Mohonk Children's Home||226-6665||Westport|
|NightRunners Christian Ministries, Inc.||330-1805||Bridgeport|
|Operation Hope||254-2935 x205||Fairfield|
|Probus House||365-8522 x200||Bridgeport|
|South End Community Center/YMCA||377-0689||Stratford|
|St. Anne's Church||368-1607||Bridgeport|
|St. Anne's School||334-5856||Bridgeport|
|St. George's Community Supper||333-2642 x111||Bridgeport|
|St. John's Parish||335-2528||Bridgeport|
|Sterling House Community Center||378-2606 x113||Stratford|
|Sullivan-McKinney Elder Housing||259-1991||Fairfield|
|Thomas Merton Family Center||366-0443||Bridgeport|
|Trumbull Social Services||452-5199||Trumbull|
|United Cerebal Palsy||576-7160||Bridgeport|
|Wakeman Boys/Girls Club||259-4805||Southport|
|WestSide Community Council||332-7404||Bridgeport|
|YMCA Shore Area||366-2809||Bridgeport|
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Posted on April 4, 2003
Vol. 35, No. 256