Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week


Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

Oxfam Hunger Banquet
6 p.m., Russell House Ballroom
Hosted by the Carolina Service Council
Join us for an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet and see hunger in a whole new way. Just as in real life some of us are born into prosperity and others into poverty, your meal is determined by the luck of the draw. Life isn’t fair—and neither is this.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

Polar Run 5K
8:30 a.m., Greene Street
Hosted by Omega Phi Alpha
A free 5K around campus! Each participant wears additional layers of clothing. As you run, shed the layers down to your normal running attire. All clothes shed will be collected and donated to the Salvation Army of the Midlands.
Register here.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

Silent Voices: Changing the Face of Homelessness
6 p.m., Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main Street, Columbia SC
Hosted by Homeless Helping Homeless
Join Homeless Helping Homeless for an evening of spoken word and musical acts performed by artists who are homeless, to give a glimpse of their lives on the streets and to show how we are all more alike than different.
Please bring a $10 suggested donation.

Need a ride? We got you! Register here for transportation to and from campus for this event. Limited to 12 students.


Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016

Service Saturday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Check-in on Davis Field
We officially start #NHHAW with the last Service Saturday of the semester! Gather with fellow Gamecocks to give back to the Columbia community and return in time for a free lunch.
Register here.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

“The Giving Solution: How Philanthropy is Changing the World”
A Momentum Series Keynote With Nancy Lublin

For our next Momentum Series Keynote, we are delighted to welcome Ms. Nancy Lublin! Ms. Lublin is the founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line, the world’s first 24/7, free text message-based support service for people facing a range of issues, from depression and substance abuse to eating disorders and physical abuse. In addition, she is the former CEO of, and founder of the nonprofit Dress for Success. For more information about Ms. Lublin and the Momentum Series, visit:

Small-Group Discussion – 4 p.m., Leadership and Service Center. Sign up to attend here.

Keynote Event – 7 p.m., Callcott Social Science Center 011. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Gamecocks Fighting Hunger
Hosted by Sustainable Carolina and University 201
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Bates West Social Room
Come join Gamecocks Fighting Hunger to package 25,000 healthy meals for hungry families in the Columbia area. There will be great music, good fun, and a volunteer experience like no other! This event is in partnership with the national organization, Feeding Children Everywhere, and is only possible if we meet our fundraising goal of $7,750. All are welcome to participate as a team or individual, to help raise money for this cause. To sign up, visit!


Carolina Service Council Presents: Carolina Cares 2016
Every day until Nov. 30, Leadership and Service Center
Because we believe that the holidays should be a happy time for all, Carolina Service Council and The Leadership and Service Center sponsor Carolina Cares, an annual holiday donation drive. Through Carolina Cares, we make the holidays happen for families in need. Click here to find out more about Holiday Mail for Heroes, the Families Helping Families Thanksgiving Food Drive, and the Salvation Army Stocking Stuffer Drive.

Clothing Donation Drive at Carolina Styles
Now until Nov. 30, Carolina Styles, 3rd floor of Russell House University Union

Want a discount on your hairstyle or cut? Bring in new or slightly used clothes to Carolina Styles in the 3rd floor of the Russell House to receive a discount on your hair! All donations will benefit the Epworth Children’s Home and the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter.