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Community service club camps out for hunger

The Penn State Berks community service club Berks Cares will host the third annual Camp Out for Hunger, an event designed to bring awareness to homelessness in Berks County, on Friday, April 13, 2012 beginning at 7 p.m. This event is for students only; it is not open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the Berks Coalition to End Homelessness.

During this event, students will camp outside overnight on campus. The evening will open with an address from Helen Amole, a member of the Berks Coalition to End Homelessness. In addition, a community member who has been assisted by the Coalition will be present at the event.

In the last two years, Berks Cares has collected 835 pounds of nonperishable goods and $967 in donations from participants, as well as from local businesses. They hope to match that amount again this year through the fundraiser. Students who wish to participate must pay $5 or donate five nonperishable food items.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Kelli Meyer, Student Activities Coordinator, at 610-396-6068 or via e-mail KAM67@psu.edu.

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