Homelessness Happens Year Round

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Massasoit Library and Student clubs collected and donated much needed clothing and hand-knit items to local groups.

Massasoit Library and Student clubs collected and donated much needed clothing and hand-knit items to local groups.

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  • 1. Homelessness Happens Year Round
    March 31, 2010
    Coordinator: Donna LeClair, Director
    Massasoit Women’s Resource Center
    In conjunction with One Book One College 2010
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  • 3. Donna LeClair, Massasoit Women’s Center Director, coordinated the event held at noon, March 31, 2010 in the upper lounge of the Student Center Brockton.
  • 4. The event was the culmination of several months of work by the student clubs, Senior Center, Women’s resource Center, and the Library.
    As part of the One Book One College Program, the college acted as “One Community” to collect handmade knitted and crocheted items, clothes, food, bedding, and other items to be donated to the Jon Louison Center, Schools on Wheels, and Mainspring House.
  • 5. The Keynote speaker, Dennis Carman, President & CEO, United Way Plymouth was inspirational and wowed everyone with his guitar and moving ballads.
  • 6. He was followed by representatives from the other recipient organizations; Tom Washington, Father Bills & Mainspring; Lila Burgess, Jon Louison Center; Joanna Channell, School on Wheels
  • 7. According to Ms. LeClair, “The recipient organizations were OVERWHELMED!”
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  • 11. Products of the Library Knit-Along on Display
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  • 13. The following Student Clubs were also represented
    The Nurses Club;
    PTK, Wendy Merlain
    PCAC
    The Student Senate, Victor Ukatu
    Helping Hands, Tom Sheehan & Peter Murby
    Senior Center, Bob Knowlton
    Women’s Resource Center
    MCC Library, Lorna Rodio & Tessa Jean Pierre
    Student newspaper “The Voice”, Erin Brogan .
  • 14. The Student Senate, Victor Ukatu
  • 15. Helping Hands, Tom Sheehan & Peter Murby
  • 16. Senior Center, Bob Knowlton
  • 17. PTK, Bill Stewart
  • 18. MCC Library, Lorna Rodio, Reference Librarian
  • 19. MCC Library, Tessa Jean Pierre, student
  • 20. Student newspaper “The Voice”, Erin Brogan
  • 21. Tom Washington, Lila Burgess, Donna LeClair, Dennis Carman
  • 22. The End
    Photos & PowerPoint by M. Lou Nesson