McPherson, KS - October 12, 2011 - According to USA Today, there are an estimated 1.6 million people in the United States, who are considered homeless. Of those who are considered homeless, one third of those are children, and nearly 300,000 other American children are at risk for trafficking. In order to bring attention to these staggering statistics, as well as to raise funds to help lower those statistics, Central Christian College is hosting a "Dye to Survyve" game vs. Central Christian College of the Bible on Saturday, October 22 at 4 p.m.
"Dye to Survyve" is an initiative begun by Central Christian College Senior Amber Medlin. Amber is selling tie-dyed shirts to raise awareness and funds to help put an end to homelessness.
Just a few years ago, after befriending a homeless man named Monk in Portland, Amber's heart was moved to find ways to help the homeless. Amber is using a hobby of hers, tie-dying shirts, as the means to begin the "Dye to Survyve" campaign to help both causes which have become dear to her heart. Amber recalls, "An amazing thing about this is that Monk wore a tie-dye shirt - something I never thought about until I got more into tie-dying shirts. Now, tie-dyed shirts remind me of him, and our responsibility to help each other."
The "Dye to Survyve" shirts are hand-made by Amber and an order form will be available at the information table at the Tiger Soccer Complex entry way on Saturday, October 22. For orders before or after October 22, please contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shirt size and dye color preference. All proceeds of sales and donations will go to KNO Clothing, a non-profit organization that donates an article of clothing for each one they sell and funds organizations that help restore the lives of people experiencing homelessness.
During the October 22 game warm-up, the Central Christian College Men's Soccer Team will be wearing tie-dyed shirts in support of the effort, and the coaching staff encourages all to come out and support Amber's passion and initiative to help raise awareness and money to end homelessness.Article provided by Cole Ouren