Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW) will take place April 25th - May 1st, 2016. If you are interested in volunteering at any of the HAW events or would like more information please contact scs@calpoly.edu or (805) 756-5834.


Monday, April 25, 9am - 1pm: Food Drive @ Ralphs

Beyond Shelter is hosting a food drive outside of Ralph's on Madonna Road to raise donations for the Food Bank Coalition of SLO as well monetary donations for 40 Prado, the new state of the art homeless services facility in SLO. We will be having two shifts, the first from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and the second from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

Sign up for shift 1 here: Volunteer Sign-Up

Sign up for shift 2 here: Volunteer Sign-Up

Tuesday, April 26, 11am - 1pm: Maxine Lewis Family Shelter Work Day

Maxine Lewis Family Shelter 750 Orcutt Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Come out and join Beyond Shelter at the Maxine Lewis Family Shelter for a volunteer work day! Volunteers will sort donations, help with office work, help gardening/landscaping, and maybe paint the shelter! Sign up below, it'll be a rocking time. Volunteer Sign-Up

Wednesday, April 27, 7pm – Thu, April 28, 7am: Solidarity Sleep Out in the UU

UU Plaza
On Wednesday night during HAW join Beyond Shelter in the UU plaza for our annual solidarity sleep out in the UU. We'll be screening a film about the realities of homelessness in America and having a group discussion afterward. Bring your pajamas and sleeping bags as we'll be spending the night there that night. Email scscalpoly@gmail.com if you need to borrow a sleeping bag, we have a limited supply reserved.

Thursday, April 28, 11am – 12pm: Homelessness in SLO Awareness Presentation

Center for Service in Action (52-E22)
Join us in the Center for Service in Action 52-E22 to hear two employees from the Community Action Partnership of SLO give a presentation about the state of homelessness in San Luis Obispo County. Learn about the people in your community who experience homelessness, how they got to be in that position, and what you can do to help. Popcorn will be served as well!

Friday, April 29, 12pm – 3pm: Barbecue at Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA
Student Community Services is hosting members of the homeless community of San Luis Obispo at a lunch barbecue at Mitchell Park Saturday at noon.

Saturday, April 30, 9am – 1pm: Race For Prado

Maxine Lewis Family Shelter 750 Orcutt Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Join SCS as we partner with the Community Action Partnership and 40 Prado in the first ever Amazing Race style homelessness awareness event. Teams will compete to race from the Maxine Lewis family shelter to the Prado day center with challenges and obstacles to complete along the way relating to homelessness in San Luis Obispo. The event will end with lunch provided by the Prado center and a group reflection at the future sight of SLO's brand new wide-reaching homeless services center, 40 Prado. Email scscalpoly@gmail.com. for more info or sign up now below! Volunteer Sign-Up

Sunday, May 1, 6pm – 8pm: Games and Activities with Homeless Children

El Camino Homeless Organization, 6370 Atascadero Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422, United States
Come and have fun with Beyond Shelter at the El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) in Atascadero as we bring board games, crafts, books, and other activities to play with homeless children staying at the shelter. With the incredible challenges inherent in raising a family while homeless, a couple of hours where parents can relax and know that their children are being looked after and having fun can be invaluable. Sign up today! Volunteer Sign-Up.

Please contact Student Community Services at scs@calpoly.edu with any questions or concerns.


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