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Archive for Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bishop Seabury students seek donations for homeless

November 16, 2010

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Students at Bishop Seabury Academy voluntarily will spend a day without food, then sleep outside on blankets and rely on firewood to keep warm — all to help understand and assist people who regularly live under such conditions.

The high schoolers this week are collecting food, toiletries and other essentials for five community organizations whose efforts assist homeless people in the area. People may drop off healthy snacks, blankets, toothbrushes and other items from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the school, 4120 Clinton Parkway.

About 50 students will eat lunch at 11 a.m. Sunday at school, then visit agencies before returning to campus for an overnight stay outdoors. Juniors and seniors also will serve dinner at the Lawrence Community Shelter.

“It gives them a sense of who they’re trying to help, and puts them in their shoes a little bit,” said Bill Gollier, the school’s community service coordinator.

Comments

sierraclub 4 years, 1 month ago

If they will want to follow in the homeless footsteps, here is a guide: 1) Yeah and scream at their parents about how they do not know nothing. 2) Go out and smoke some pot. Drink a little booze. And then steal something. 3) Parents realize that they are out of control and throws them out. 4) Go to friends house. Go back to step 1. 5) Go to a relatives house. Go back to step 1. Come to Lawrence.
1) Learn how to say, My car ran out of gas, can I have a few bucks? 2) Learn how to ask for help. 3) Learn how to beg. 4) Learn that nothing is your fault.
5) Blame everyone, but yourself.

slowplay 4 years, 1 month ago

If they want to learn about immaturity, ambivalence, lack of compassion and callousness, they should read your post.

engr 4 years, 1 month ago

"sleep outside on blankets and rely on firewood to keep warm" Glad to see that camping in the great outdoors is enjoying a resurgence.

slowplay 4 years, 1 month ago

Perhaps you would like to meet the mother and 2 children who will dine with my wife I for Thanksgiving. She was abused, had to leave, was given temporary shelter and is now on her own with no place to live (one of every 4 homeless are children). Or the Vietnam vet who was with us last year. He had a brain tumor with symptoms including distorted perceptions of reality and hallucinations. But don't worry he won't be a bother as he died 2 months ago. Sierrclub, you are the worst example of the human species. You lump everyone into one category to ease your conscious rather than look deeper into the despair, humiliation and tragedy that most of these people suffer. May God forgive you.

John Hampton 4 years ago

Here is a major problem we have in Lawrence. It is illustrated by sierraclub and slowplays banter, above....

There are definitely the homeless that fall into the general category that slowplay relates... definitely... any half way knowledgeable person knows this.

However.... there are plenty that fall into the category that sierraclub suggests.... and again, any half way knowledgeable person knows this.

My suggestion is for both to maybe take one step down off the high horse and realize that both are correct for part of the population of homeless in this town.

It is not new information that Lawrence is one of the most accommodating locales for homeless in the midwest... and for the folks that slowplay mentions I'm glad that it is....

The group that sierraclub is talking about, I wish they would realize how much of a burden on society they are and for them I wish Lawrence wasn't so hospitable.

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