November 2012


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Gillian Anku <[log in to unmask]>
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Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 20:51:16 -0500
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Each November, the University of Maryland takes part in a nationwide effort
to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness by
hosting a number of activities and service projects. *T**his year, join
TerpCorps and other students and student groups as we raise critical
donations for a local nonprofit organization, A Wider Circle (AWC)!***

 AWC strives to help homeless and low-income families transition into new
homes. AWC furnishes the homes of more than 1,000 children and adults every
single month, all free of charge. They also go into low-income schools and
shelters to lead educational workshops on topics ranging from healthy
self-esteem and stress management to resume writing and financial planning.We
are hosting a *donation drive* to benefit the organization during the week
of November 12, leading up to a culminating event on *November 16th, 2012
from 1pm to 3pm in the Jimenez Room, STAMP Student Union*.

 Small donations may be dropped off at the Leadership & Community
Service-Learning Office in the STAMP behind the two student desks or at the
Nyumburu Cultural Center starting 12th of November. However, due to space, *we
ask that those who contribute a large amount of donations deliver them on
the 16th * at the beginning and through speaking event. At that time groups
can *meet the Executive Director of AWC* to learn about the mission of AWC,
how their donations will benefit area families, and even more opportunities
to help with the organization!

*Items that can be donated include:*

∑         Healthy non-perishable food

∑         Blankets, sheets, towels, linens

∑         Feminine care products

∑         School Supplies

∑         Cleaning Supplies.

We ask that the items be in dignity condition, meaning no rips or tears,
stains, or broken parts. We would want those receiving these items to feel
good about owning them just as we feel about owning our own things.

* *

*Donít miss out on this simple and easy way to do something that truly
helps the local community. It only takes a moment to change someoneís life!*

For more information on A Wider Circle, please visit their

If you have any questions please email

Janet Mwebi: [log in to unmask]

Gillian Anku
TerpCorp Coordinator
Community Assistant - South Campus Commons
College Park Scholars Alumni
Neurobiology and Physiology Major
University of Maryland- College Park