Habitat for Humanity members Ellie Frankinburger ’18, Brian Tomlinson ’17 and Evan LaChance ’19 standing before their boxes the morning after shackathon.
Eastern Students Live Like the Homeless for a Night
2015 Oct 26Eight members of the Eastern Connecticut State University chapter of Habitat for Humanity slept outdoors in cardboard boxes for the annual "Shackathon" on Oct. 20-21. The event challenged participants to spend a full day outside -- academic schedules permitting -- sleeping in the elements and only eating donated food. The shackathon aims to raise awareness of homelessness and substandard housing.