Poverty Awareness Week


How will you break the cycle of poverty?


The Volunteer Resource Center is hosting Poverty Awareness Week Oct. 13-17th. This is an opportunity to learn more about what poverty looks like in America and in the CU and Boulder communities, and how you can get involved, even in the smallest ways. The VRC is hosting several events in conjunction with The Herd and the Interactive Theatre Project. Please mark your calendar for the dates and times you can get involved with this issue. 


  • Monday, October 13th through Wednesday, October 15th,  10:00am-2:00pm, Norlin Quad

Come visit us on Norlin Quad to speak with the VRC about the issue of poverty and bring your gently used clothing to donate to  our community partner: A Precious Child.  To learn more about A Precious Child click here.

  • Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:30pm in Hellems Room 247

The Interactive Theatre Project will be performing and facilitating a discussion on poverty inequity entitled You Just Don't Get It. Come join us for a discussion on how poverty looks as a CU student and enjoy some Free Food.  

  • Friday, October 17th, 8:00pm, Koenig Alumni Center
The Herd's Nearly Naked Mile
Come enjoy FREE food and hot beverages and donate your clothes to help the community!

This year’s run is scheduled for October 17th starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Koenig Alumni Center. The theme this year is Baywatch! Either come wearing the clothes you want to donate (and your costume) or bring them with you! Donating 5 articles of clothing gets you a Nearly Naked Mile SHIRT to show off! (while supplies last).

How it works: Bring clothes and a signed waiver to the start of the Race to trade for a shirt. Enjoy the goodies graciously donated by the sponsors. JOIN OVER 650 STUDENTS AS WE RUN THROUGH CAMPUS!

The waiver will be available at the event, however it is faster if you bring it already filled out so you don’t miss the free stuff. Registration and the waiver are now available! Please bring you Buff OneCard for identification.  This year we will have a bag check to keep your items safe!



Please contact us at vrcevents@colorado.edu with questions, or come into the Volunteer Resource Center located in the UMC Room 358 for more information on how you can get involved.