#Homestock

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Layout for the day:

1.) Wake up late.

2.) Realize you don’t have enough time in the day.

3.) Get clothing on-ish.

4.) Pull a prank on your neighbor.

5.) Get ready.

6.) Finish the posters you neglected all weekend.

7.) Prepare for the concert.

8.) Awkwardly force people to take paper from your hand.

9.) Realize you helped an amazing charity.

10.) Repeat.

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April 9, 2013 my LEAD team threw on a concert in the student lobby of the UC.  My LEAD team’s focus is homelessness awareness. The concert brought out local performers such as Domino LAE and Hannah Beale. The goal of our concert was to raise awareness that Mount Pleasant doesn’t have a homeless shelter. Pastor Robert Griffus is on a mission to start a shelter in the community. Just this year he was able to turn his program “Open Arms Ministry into a nonprofit organization and find a site for his mission. Our concert also helped bring awareness to the community meeting for the following day.

If one thing was accomplished, it was that we informed students about what we want to do. We got the word out there and that’s just the start. I know that next year’s homelessness awareness LEAD team will be able to get an even bigger event going. The group now has the layout and connections we needed to grow.