Federal Housing Assistnace Petition
Addressed loophole in Bush’s plan to enact The Samaritan Act
Oxfam America and ONE Campaign
Tabled for the Big Noise and the ONE Declaration petitions and gave out ONE bracelets
About 170 petitions signed, 100 ONE bracelets dispersed
Trick or Canning
Worked with Lambda Sigma and Circle K to collect non-perishables by going door to door for donations on Halloween.
Collected a grocery cart full of goods for Salvation Army
NSCAHH Conference in Los Angeles
Two SWAHP members attended the National Conference on Hunger and Homelessness. The members also led a session on creating your own program, based on the educational component of our Feinstein Challenge.
Petition: To extend FEMA relief and funding to New Orleans for one more year
Had a Dorm storm to gather signatures
Water Born Diseases Campaign
Passed out straws with facts about water-born diseases at Downer and posted signs in bathrooms about guinea worm disease
Two SWAHP members participated in a poverty simulation put on by Goodwill Industries
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Five SWAHP members volunteered at the Multicultural Center
SWAHP sent a " homeless Manikin" around campus with a different story each day
Civil Human Rights Day (hung up “Do you have a right?” signs around campus)
Progressa-Palooza Day (Petition for Farm Bill and Emergency Shelter represented)
Minneapolis Visibility Campaign
Students went on a Service trip to Chicago to learn about the hunger and poverty issues in the area.
Volunteered sites included:
-Salvation Army (serving lunch, organizing Hallmark closet)
-Cornerstone Café (soup kitchen and housing facility)
-Sarah’s Circle (women’s shelter)
-Café Too (restaurant/job placement program)
-Caring Closet (second-hand clothes)
-Second Harvest Heartland (packaging food boxes)
-The Bridge (cleaned kitchen and living areas)
-Dakota Woodlands (made lunch)
About 15 students attended
SWAHP members teamed up with Circle K Amnesty International to build a shack from scrap materials on Main Hall Green
Raised over $25.00 for local Habitat for Humanity Chapter
Sierra Leone Child Scholarship Fund
SWAHP began a partnership with children in Sierra Leone through Lawrence University's Profesor of Government, Claudena Skran. There was an event at Harmony Cafe that included a showing of the Invisivble Children documentary and a talk given by Professor Skran about child-soldiers in Africa.
Sold over 200 cards with pictures of children from Sierra Leone, and raised over $1000 from sales and general donations to the Child Scholarship Fund.