IUP’s National Residence Hall Honorary turned cardboard into cash for the Indiana County Community Action Program.
The student service organization raised $339 through its first “cardboard village” April 19, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Oak Grove.
Students constructed cardboard shelters in the Oak Grove to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty and handed out informational fliers. They also accepted donations for ICCAP, a program aimed at helping low-income families and individuals in Indiana County attain self-sufficiency.
National Residence Hall Honorary member Adam Friedman, of Indiana, produced a feature program on the cardboard-village project for IUP-TV.
IUP’s National Residence Hall Honorary is an organization that recognizes those who contribute outstanding service and leadership to the residence hall system at IUP.
The organization has four purposes:
In the photo: Students camping out in the cardboard village were, from left, Peter Greenawalt, of East Springfield; Jamie Roche, of Wayland, N.Y.; Ben Waltz, of Pittsburgh; and Kevin Honigsberg, of Hackettstown, N.J.