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Omega Phi Alpha-Psi Chapter Spends 24 Hours Living in a Cardboard Box

April 08, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The sisters of the Omega Phi Alpha- Psi Chapter at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi spent 24 hours living outdoors in a cardboard box to raise awareness about homelessness and mental illness. The 13th annual “Love in a Box” event was held April 5-6 in the Center for Instruction Courtyard.

“People see a lot of homelessness, but don’t think much of it,” said Dianea Willis, a senior kinesiology major. “To see it on campus makes people think about it more.”

During the event, the community was invited to donate nonperishable canned food items, clothing, toiletries and monetary donations to benefit the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission.

Each member of the sorority, a national service sorority, brought her own cardboard box, pillow, blanket, one meal and one source of entertainment (cards, puzzles, homework, etc.) Participants were not allowed to use electronic devices during the event.

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