- October 6 Through October 11: Project Horizon, the local domestic violence resource center, will be doing some cleaning and painting throughout the week. It is one of the rare opportunities that they are able to close the shelter and do a “deep clean,” touch up paint, and so on. If you would like to schedule a time to pop in (even if you can only stay an hour or two), please e-mail Kate Corr (PH’s Campus Coordinator) at email@example.com.
- Saturday, October 18: We had a great time helping out at Project Horizon on Service Day (not to mention we dominated that fence) so we’ve planned another volunteer day there on October 18. Contact Amanda Cecil at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join!
- Friday, October 24: Mark your calendars! Project Horizon also needs volunteers for its annual golf tournament fundraiser. We will be able to provide more details on this event soon, including specific times and duties of volunteers.
- Ongoing Throughout October: Project Horizon is in desperate need of a desktop computer for its residents. Currently, residents are unable to access a computer, but if we could provide one, they will be able to build basic computer skills, type up a resume, improve their job marketability, and become confident and independent. Plus, if we can raise enough money, the computer will be stocked with fun educational programs for the victims’ children.
- PH estimates that the computer will cost $600. Every little bit helps, so if you can, please stop by our bake sale at LSFL on October 3, 17, and 31 and purchase some yummy cookies or a WLSO Koozie. While you’re there, buy a 50-50 raffle ticket! If you can’t make it to LSFL but still want to purchase something, buy a raffle ticket, or donate—just e-mail Amanda Cecil at email@example.com or Rachele Reis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Facing Project
- This project aims to raise awareness about sexual violence in Lexington and on the W&L, VMI, and SVU campuses. Victims will be sharing their stories, and volunteers are needed to market and publicize the project, write about victims’ stories for compilation in a final book, edit the final book, etc. The project manager is hoping to involve law students, and it would be a great opportunity to work on a meaningful project. Attached to this email is some more information about the project and what positions are available. To find out more and to join, please contact Project Manager and W&L student Noelle Rutland at email@example.com.