Sunday, November 13, 2011

Support Oberlin Community Services during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week, the Oberlin College Libraries will accept donations of food and other household items as payment for some unpaid library fines. Please read our flyer for complete information about the program but here's a quick summary:
  • Up to $20 worth of fines accrued before and during Fall Break are eligible. If you have more recent fines, pay with cash or a check and take advantage of your 1/2 off discount!
  • Credit for donated items is based on a standardized price list for items particularly needed by Oberlin Community Services
  • Please try to come during the publicized hours, when we'll be sure to have enough staff to handle the donations and clear your fines speedily
In Lorain County, 42,135 people, 14.4% of the population, live below the poverty threshold, defined as an income of $22,350 for a family of 4. More than one-quarter of the children in the county face food insecurity, defined as "the household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food". Oberlin Community Services assists our neighbors throughout southern Lorain with food, housing, utilities, clothes, transportation, medicine, counseling, and much more. This year the staff met with more than 100 clients each month, a quarter of whom had never needed assistance before. They rely entirely on donations, so even if you don't owe any fines, please consider a donation.


Blogger Amelea Kim said...

This is awesome! :D

9:27 AM  

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