A recent blizzard and cold temperatures have proved challenging for Cambridge’s homeless population.
Student volunteers at the Y2Y overnight homeless shelter in Harvard Square were concerned earlier this week by a reduction in food donations from Harvard’s dining halls because of the ongoing strike.
Braving dreary weather, dozens of students gathered Saturday in the Science Center Plaza to dance and raise money at Zumbathon, a charity event for the student-run youth homeless shelter Y2Y.
Two local high school students are planning the Empathy Project, an initiative to raise awareness of homeless newspaper vendors on May 7, with the support of the Harvard Square Business Association.
Posters inquiring “Who took our space?” and “Where is Brian?” littered the temporary construction fences surrounding the Smith Campus Center this weekend as part of a Harvard Graduate School of Design student’s efforts to start a conversation about how current renovations may affect life in Harvard Square.
The organizations is aimed at fighting homelessness through a combination of extending community resources and promoting fitness.