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Contrary to what the name implies, Midnight Run has nothing to do with running or midnight! Midnight Run considers itself to be a movement of compassion towards the community on the margins of society. It began as a student response to a growing community need in 1988. Midnight Run focuses on serving the particular needs of the hungry and homeless people living in the Marquette neighborhood and beyond. This program is organized by a coordinating team of Marquette students under the supervision of Campus Ministry. Volunteers serve in area meal programs, pantries and shelters. Service in Midnight Run is meant to challenge students to integrate their experiences with their faith. Volunteers serve at the same service site on a weekly basis throughout the semester. Midnight Run's philosophy is rooted in the Gospel, with Matthew 25 serving as its hallmark, “What so ever you do for the least of these, you do for me.” Midnight Run is based on the fundamental belief in the dignity and worth of all persons and strives to cultivate a sense of responsibility for caring for all members of our community. No running required – Just walk with your neighbor!
• Be a Midnight Run volunteer
Volunteers need to register online and participate in an in-person volunteer site selection. Volunteer sign-ups take place within the first two weeks of each semester. Volunteers typically commit to service at one of 20 service sites each week throughout the semester. In addition, volunteers are encouraged to take part in the regular educational, advocacy and reflection opportunities offered by Midnight Run throughout the year. Look for us on Facebook for updated sign-up schedules or contact Griffin Knipp for more information.
• Support Midnight Run
Midnight Run is a self-funded program, so it has a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. Midnight Run is the designated charity for Marquette University’s Homecoming Week 5K run/walk. A portion of race participants' entry fees helps support Midnight Run’s work in the community. We also hope that you will support Midnight Run by participating in our educational and advocacy events that take place during November’s “Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month” and March’s “March Against Poverty.”
• Volunteer for Project Homeless Connect: Milwaukee
Project Homeless Connect is a national movement that focuses on ending homelessness. The Homeless Connect model has a proven track record of success in several cities nationwide. Project Homeless Connect: Milwaukee is a one-day, one-stop annual event where homeless people can come to access the multiple services and resources they need, all under one roof. This event takes place annually in Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union on the Thursday of fall break.
• “Like” Midnight Run on Facebook
Find out about any of our upcoming events through our Midnight Run Facebook page! Look for our Hunger and Homelessness Awareness events all through November and advocacy actions in March.
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