Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
HWS is participating in the 26th annual Oxfam Fast on Friday, Nov. 16 in Scandling Campus Center, where students can sign up to donate one meal to the organization. Oxfam gives students the opportunity to help reduce poverty in the United States. Organizer Anna Dorman '14 says, "For each student who gives away his or her dinner on Friday, Sodexo will donate the value of that meal to Oxfam America." Students will table in Scandling from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. About 1,000 HWS students are expected to participate this year.
Oxfam America helps people to escape poverty through education and donations. The organization aids impoverished people by helping them to grow their own sources of food, which makes their paths to better lives more attainable. Through this type of education, they are able to become self-sustainable and productive by learning new practices. This results in less of a need for aid in the future and diminishes the prevalence of this epidemic.
Oxfam International raises awareness about poverty on a global scale. The organization has locations in more than 100 countries and continues to make significant impacts in creating higher standards of living.
"Students who participate on Friday night by making a small donation are working to create solutions to poverty, hunger, and social justice in the world," says Dorman. "Are you willing to go without a meal so that others who are less fortunate have reason to give thanks over the holiday?"
In the photo above, Anna Dorman'14 tables in the Scandling Campus Center.