Students Raise Funds, and Awareness, With "Bay Path Village"
10.16.2008 —The 24-hour event will bring attention to homelessness in America
LONGMEADOW, Mass.—In an effort to raise awareness of homelessness and poverty, Bay Path College students will be holding a 24-hour Sleep-Out from 6 p.m. on Friday, October 17, to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, on the Longmeadow Campus. The Sleep-Out is a fundraising event for the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity and will bring awareness to American people living in substandard housing, such as tin shanties or cardboard boxes.
Bay Path students will “camp out” on the front lawn of the college campus and sleep in cardboard boxes and other found materials to form a closer bond with those who must endure these inhumane conditions on a daily basis. The public is invited to stop by and learn about homelessness, Habitat for Humanity, and support the Bay Path students in their efforts to help people throughout the country lead lives of comfort and dignity. During the Sleep-Out, the Bay Path students will accept monetary donations to assist in funding a National Build trip during their 2009 spring break.
Those who are not able to attend the Sleep-Out may contribute to the Bay Path College Chapter by sending checks or money orders made payable to “Bay Path College Habitat for Humanity” to Bay Path College Habitat for Humanity, c/o Tiffany Beauchamp, President, Box #52, Bay Path College, 588 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, MA 01106.