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Fast-a-thon 2013 is Here

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From Sophie Breitbart ’16:

Do you ever go into Middletown or Hartford and wish you could do something to help those less fortunate than you? Would you like to help alleviate the stress and worry now being experienced by four hundred twenty thousand Connecticut residents because their food stamp benefits were cut as of November 1? Looking for an excuse to start celebrating the holidays? We’ve got you covered!

Come visit the Fast-a-thon table at Usdan to donate points to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. We’ll be tabling for a week starting this Wednesday. Stop by between noon-1 and 6-7 pm or you can give through this link starting Wednesday.If you’re low on points, just consider skipping your next latte run so that the boy you tutor can enjoy a meal (nearly one in fiveConnecticut children qualify as food insecure.)Holidays = giving = donating points = let the Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Saturnalia/Festivus music begin!

Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Place: Usdan
Cost: 5-50 points

Fast-A-Thon Volunteers Meeting

From Zainab Khan ’13:

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The Fast-a-Thon is fast approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help organize the event. This is a great opportunity for you to be involved with the greater Middletown Community. Each year, students fast for the day and donate their meals and/or points to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. If you’re interested in volunteering, you must attend one (just one) of two volunteers meetings. The first one will be held Sunday, November 4th at 1pm in Usdan 110 and the second will be held Monday, November 5th at 4:15 pm in Usdan 110. Any questions, comments, or concerns should be directed to Zainab Khan at zkahn(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: TODAY, November 4 and tomorrow, November 5
Time: 1pm (today) and 4:15pm (tomorrow)
Place: Usdan 110

Fighting Hunger Has Never Been Easier

So, maybe you don’t have 750 points lying around on your WesID at this point in the semester as I do right now. But, I’m sure you can still spare a few points to donate to fight food insecurity in our community and demonstrate a sense of solidarity against poverty across all boundaries. Read on for details from Anike Arni ’13 on how to achieve such a noble goal..

Time is running out to donate your points to Fast-a-Thon!
Next Tuesday is Wesleyan’s 5th Annual Fast-a-Thon Banquet. Participants are invited to join the rest of the campus in donating points, cash, or check to the Amazing Grace Soup Kitchen in Middletown. This event raises money to fight food insecurity in our local community, and demonstrates solidarity against poverty across all boundaries.
Don’t wait! Donate now – you can do it online this year! All participants are invited to the Banquet this Tuesday, Nov. 15, 5:45PM in Beckham Hall, with FREE dinner from Haveli India and free t-shirts. Donate more than 15 points and enter a raffle for a $100 Best Buy Gift Card.
 
Seats at the Banquet are limited, so come early!
Please email Hira Jafri ’13 at hjafri(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions.
Sponsored by: Interfaith Justice League, Muslim Student Association, Haveli India, Bon Appetit, Office of Residential Life, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Office of Community Service, SBC, SALD

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! The Housing and Hunger Program, in collaboration with Rho Epsilon Pi, WesCFPA, IJL, WesFRESH, UOC, Oxfam and others, are hosting speakers, events and activities throughout the week. This includes a UOC community meeting, a Habitat for Humanity info session, a discussion with Rob Rosenthal, a WesFRESH speakers series, and a festival on Foss Hill.

Email Haley Baron ’12, hbaron@wes, for questions. And check out the schedule of events below after the jump!

Fast-a-Thon Volunteer Meeting, tomorrow!

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Do you remember last year’s Fast-a-Thon?

1200 Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and local residents participated to raise over $14,000 for the local food pantry.
This is the one event on campus that is able to engage nearly half of the student body!

This year’s Fast-a-thon will be even BETTER!

If you’d like to help us with this year’s Fast-a-thon, join us at the meeting for volunteers:

What:   Fast-a-Thon 2011 Volunteer Meeting
When:  Monday, November 8th, 4:30pm
Where: PAC001

2010 Fast-A-Thon

Do you remember last year’s Fast-a-Thon?

1200 Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and local residents participated to raise over $16,000 for the local food pantry. This year the Fast-a-Thon is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever, but we need your help!!!!!

Different ways to donate points:

  1. fill out a donation slip that can find in your mailbox
  2. donate at different tables set outside of Usdan marketplace, WesWings, and Summerfields
  3. go to: www.wesleyan.edu/ocs/fastathon.html

The idea behind the Fast-a-thon is to donate the points/meals that you would have eaten that day towards Amazing Grace Food Pantry. It is recommended to fast just to experience what Ramadan is like, but it is by no means required.

On the day of the event we will begin with a number of speakers to introduce the event and explain its significance. Then we will break our fast with dates and eat a delicious Indian feast from Haveli’s. If you get there early you will also receive a free t-shirt!

Sponsored by: IJL, MSA, SBC, ResLife, SALD, Chaplain’s office, Haveli, Bon Appetit, OCS

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 30
  • Time: 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Place: Beckham Hall

Lantern Making at Psi-U

From Deena Godfrey ’12:

Stop by Psi-U after Saturday brunch to make your own orgami lanterns that will be used to decorate the Fast-a-Thon Venues!

Throughout the Muslim world (specifically in northern Africa) during Ramadhan, the streets and bazaars are lined with metal cutwork lanterns. When the time comes to open the fast at sundown, entire communities join in the streets and celebrate under those lanterns. Please help us try and re-create this sort of unity on campus.

You can even keep your lantern once the Fast-a-thon is done!

  • Date: Sept. 25
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Place: Psi-U
  • Cost: Free!

Fast-a-thon 2010 Volunteer Info Meeting

Yet another opportunity to do good in the world:

Do you remember last year’s Fast-a-Thon? 1200 Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and local residents participated to raise over $16,000 for the local food pantry. If you’d like to HELP WITH THIS YEAR’S FAST-A-THON, there will be a meeting for volunteers on Sept 15.

This year’s Fast-a-Thon is going to be enormous and we really need your help to make it a success! If you can’t make it to the meeting but want to help, send an email to hjafri(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. Get pumped, and we hope to see you there!

Love,

The Fast-a-Thon Planning Committee

  • Date: TODAY, Sept. 15
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Place: Usdan 110

Donate your points/Fast-a-thon Banquet in Beckham Hall

fast-a-thonThis Thursday is the 3rd annual Wesleyan Fast-a-thon and Ramadan Banquet: delicious free Indian food from Haveli and free t-shirts for participants, and all in support of a great cause.

Last year, 850 people participated and raised $11,400 for the local Amazing Grace Soup Kitchen in Middletown.

Help beat that record by donating just a few points (or a lot, up to you) from your meal plan – give up some of your potential food so someone less fortunate can have some:

This Thursday is Wesleyan’s 3rd Annual Fast-a-Thon and Ramadan Banquet. Participants are invited to join the rest of the campus in fasting for a day, and/or donating points, cash, or check to the Amazing Grace Soup Kitchen in Middletown. This event raises money to fight hunger in our local community, and demonstrates solidarity against poverty across all boundaries.

Don’t wait, donate and/or RSVP now at the Fast-a-thon website.

All participants are invited to the break-fast Banquet this Thursday, 5:45PM in Beckham Hall, with FREE dinner from Haveli India and free t-shirts. There will also be a raffle for all those who donated. Seats at the Banquet are limited, so come early!

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!
Fast-a-Thon Planning Committee

Facebook event here.
Please email interfaith.fastathon@gmail with any questions.

Sponsored by: Interfaith Justice League, Muslim Student Association, Haveli, Bon Appetit, Office of Residential Life, Muslim Coalition of CT, University Chaplains, Office of Community Service, SBC, SALD

Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 5:45 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Free dinner, but please donate some points!

Fast-a-Thon is here!!

The Fast-a-Thon is TOMORROW. This means that if you want to donate meals/points to the Amazing Grace food pantry, you need to RSVP right away. It’s easy – all you have to do is e-mail how many points or meals you want to donate (it can be anything – donate just 3 points, or do what most people are doing, and donate the points you would have spent on food that day, ~13. maximum of donating 3 meals, though)

2nd Annual FastaThon and Annual Ramadan Banquet
Join the campus in FASTING for a day, DONATE the day’s unused meals/points to the local food pantry, Amazing Grace, and eat FREE and delicious Indian food from HAVELI INDIA at the RAMADAN BANQUET. First-comers get a FREE T-SHIRT for participating in Wesleyan’s annual FASTATHON!!!!!!

Fast-a-Thon
Who: ANYONE!!!! Students, faculty, staff of any/all/no religious affiliation and Middletown residents as well
When: 5:00AM to 6:45PM, Thursday September 25th 2008
Where: All across campus
Why: Because many people in Middletown go hungry every night, and because none of us (regardless of background) think that its okay. Donate your unused points or meals for the day.
RSVP: interfaith.fastathon@gmail.com to participate, or for more info. RSVP is required! Include Name, ID, and how many points (unlimited)/meals (max 3) you want to donate.

Ramadan Banquet

Who: Everyone!!! You don’t need to have fasted to attend.
When: 5:45PM, Thursday September 25th 2008 (tomorrow!)
Where: Beckham Hall, Fayerwether
Why: To eat delicious free Indian food from Haveli, meet new people, hear Michael Roth speak, learn about fasting across cultures, learn about Ramadan, and demonstrate solidarity in the face of local poverty.

Sponsored by: Interfaith Justice League, Muslim Student Association, Haveli India, Bon Appetit, Middletown Mayor, University Chaplains, OCS, Reslife, Adelphic Education Fund, SBC, SALD, Campus Progress, Middletown Clergy Association, Shakti, Havurah, CSO