Stand Up for Homeless Children in Allegheny County
What: The Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF) and Duquesne University will host a public art display to raise awareness of over 4,100 children in Allegheny County who are experiencing homelessness.
During the event, participants will stand in silence for 15 minutes with masks representing homeless children held up to their faces. Information about homelessness in Allegheny County also will be distributed during the event.
The installation is led by HCEF and student groups from Duquesne, University of Pittsburgh and Point Park University.
Attendees will have the opportunity to donate money or school supplies to help aid homeless children.
When: Friday, Oct. 18, at noon.
Where: Market Square, Pittsburgh.
Information: Media are invited to attend/cover the event, which will end at 12:30 p.m.
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