‘Electric Mile’ benefits the homeless

Alexandra Muck | April 16, 2017

Center For The Homeless

Circle K, one of the largest service clubs on campus, partnered with Flaherty Hall to start a new event this year called Electric Mile. For $5, participants participated in a mile-long walk or run from the Main Building to Flaherty Hall, and all proceeds went to help the South Bend Center for the Homeless provide bus passes to the homeless.

Senior Christina Kappil, the president of Circle K who coordinated the event, said the event was intended to demonstrate what a difference not having to walk everywhere would make in the lives of homeless people.

“In the wintertime, they have to walk to their jobs,” she said. “They have to walk miles and miles each day. This would alleviate that — especially in the winter — [so] that they can get to their jobs and help them get to a better place in their life.”

Since the event was neon-themed, Circle K and Flaherty provided free glow sticks — as well as free hot chocolate and donuts. The event ended with a reception that included music and food in the Flaherty courtyard, and a representative from the Center for the Homeless who spoke about how the money will be used and what the center does.

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Originally published by Daily Domer Staff at dailydomer.nd.edu on April 16, 2017.