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Connecticut College hosts 3rd Annual Walk for the Homeless April 24

04/20/2010

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Students from Connecticut College´s Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy are taking their passion to the streets, hosting the 3rd Annual Walk for the Homeless on Saturday, April 24, in downtown New London. The nine students organizing the event selected a 3-mile path that passes by a number of sites that serve the homeless members of the community, in order to raise awareness about the issue. The event will also raise money for the city´s Homeless Hospitality Center. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation (19 Jay St., New London). Participants can register on the day of the walk beginning at 9 a.m. The entry donation is $12 for individuals, $10 each for teams of five or more and $9 each for teams of 10 for those who register before April 24. Same-day registration is $15 for individuals, $13 each for teams of five or more and $12 each for teams of 10. Walkers are also encouraged to find additional sponsors. For more information or to register to sponsor or participate in the walk, call (860) 439-2596 or e-mail walkforhomeless@gmail.com. About New London´s Homeless Hospitality Center New London´s Homeless Hospitality Center offers safety, warmth and hospitality to an average of 50 people every evening at their overnight shelter. During the day, the drop-in center offers homeless individuals practical assistance as they work toward securing permanent housing. At the center, individuals can receive mail, use the Internet and access showers. The overnight shelter and drop-in center also help homeless individuals move toward permanent housing by helping them access existing employment, housing and health services. About Connecticut College Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college´s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu. --CC--

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Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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