Saint Louis University will host Homeless Awareness Week March 28 through April 1.
The ongoing clothing and toiletry drive will benefit the week's 13th annual Open Doors on Wednesday, March 30.
In addition to the Open Doors event, Homeless Awareness Week will feature a day of service at Hope House, information about homelessness and a keynote speaker Tuesday, March 29. Click to view the Homeless Awareness Week schedule.
Keynote speaker, Jay Swoboda from What's Up Magazine?, will present his work with St. Louis' homeless at 7 p.m. in the st. Francis Xavier College Church Ballroom Tuesday night.
What's Up Magazine? is a local publication that covers social issues in St. Louis. The magazine encourages social consciousness and awareness for the needs of the homeless and disadvantaged in our community.
As a part of meeting the magazine's mission, What's Up Magazine? not only brings attention to local issues, but it also helps address them.
In fact, many disadvantaged men from the community take on active roles as the publication's street vendors, helping them earn the money they need to get ahead.
Come hear Jay talk and learn more about homelessness, poverty, and social justice! For more information on the rest of the week's events, including Tuesday night's guest speaker, visit the Center for Service and Community Engagement's website or contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-4105.
This year's Homeless Awareness Week is sponsored by the Center for Service and Community Engagement, Campus Ministry, the Doerr Center for Social Justice, St. Francis Xavier College Church and the service-leadership program.