Duquesne Students Take a Stand for Homeless Children in Allegheny County

What: To help raise awareness of the nearly 3,500 children identified as homeless in Allegheny County last year, Duquesne students, faculty and staff will host an art performance installation called Stand Up for Homeless Children.

During the event, participants will stand in silence for 15 minutes with masks representing homeless children held up to their faces. Information about homelessness in Allegheny County also will be distributed during the event.

When: Tuesday, October 16, at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Duquesne University Academic Walk, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Information: Media are invited to attend/cover the event and can RSVP and arrange parking by calling Emily Stock from the Office of Marketing and Communications at 412.396.1317/cell 412.277.9273.

About HCEF:
Since 1999, the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has been dedicated to providing advocacy, community engagement and direct service programs that support the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. For more information, visit www.homelessfund.org.

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