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Walk through any of the more urban centers near Tufts–Davis Square, Harvard Square, Central Square–and you’ll meet dozens of people and their families living on the street, desperate for food, warm clothing, and housing especially in the impending winter months. In order to support these members of our community, a community we all share whether we live comfortably in on-campus housing or outside on the sidewalk, Humanists and friends at Tufts have for years partnered with the Somerville Homeless Coalition to educate, volunteer, and raise money to fight homelessness.

25d2e6e9-dc76-4182-b585-8a10cb4cd3cfWith the Humanist Community at Tufts student group, we have two events this weekend that will continue that fight. On Saturday, October 1st, students from Tufts will be volunteering to help make possible the Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K Road Race and Fundraiser, including setting up, serving food, and cleaning up after the program. If you’re interested in volunteering, visit the SHC Humanist Volunteering FB event page. If you’re interested in running or fundraising with the Tufts Humanist Chaplaincy team, visit our team page at CrowdRise.

Summer Service Programs with Humanists at Tufts and HarvardOn Sunday, October 2nd at 11:00am, we’ll meet at the Mayer Campus Center to cleanup an area of town where many of our homeless community members spend time. We’ve partnered with the Cambridge Department of Public Works to continue programs we’ve done in the past cleaning up vulnerable areas near Tufts and hope to continue these programs in the future–they have a major impact on giving back to Tufts’ surroundings.

If you’d like to sign up to be a part of any or all of these upcoming events, and learn about more with the Humanist Community at Tufts, sign up on the HCAT Google Form. Looking forward to seeing you soon and continuing the fight against homelessness and hunger!