Homeless Advocate Seeks to Engage Students

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Faye Chapman
Faye Chapman

Local author and photographer Faye Chapman will speak to student leaders at Thurston Middle School Thursday, Nov. 5 to support National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.

Chapman is a tireless champion for the homeless and currently serves on the city’s housing and human services committee.

In 2008, she founded The World Hunger Bowl, an annual fundraising event, and in 2013 established Changing Souls, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing hunger and homelessness in Southern California.

“We want to help connect students with real-world issues and understand the big impact they can make in our local community,” said Thurston Principal Jenny Salberg.

Giving back to the community is modeled on many campuses, according to a district statement. Top of the World students recently wrote 170 letters to military personnel. El Morro students are collecting socks to help families in need prepare for winter. And Chapman’s visit corresponds with a food drive in the first week of November by Thurston students.

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