The YHHAP Fast is our biggest fundraiser of the semester. Students donate their meal swipes for a full day, and often elect to use guest swipes so that they may still eat in the dining hall.
Proceeds go to rapid re-housing programs in New Haven. These programs have been shown to be much more effective than soup kitchens/emergency shelters at getting recently homeless people back on their feet and in stable living situations by providing concentrated, holistic support. A recent study of the program’s effectiveness found that at the two year post-exit mark, almost 90% of singles and 94% of families had not returned to shelter (see http://www.cceh.org/provider-resources/rapid-rehousing/).
For more information on this concept, visit: http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2014/03/02/converting-unused-meal-swipes-can-help-homeless/
To sign up for this semester's Fast (Friday 11/10):
1) log in to your account on SIS
2) go to the 'Dining' tab (as you would for OCS, etc.)
3) click to the 'YHHAP' button
4) change the bubble on the form to 'YES'
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org!