Yale Medical School Students Plan Auction for the Homeless

A football autographed by NFL linebacker Pepper Johnson and a week’s lodging in London are among the items to be auctioned Friday, November 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Yale School of Medicine’s Seventh Annual Hunger and Homelessness Auction.

“The purpose is to raise money for area shelters and community organizations,” said Dawn Harris, a second year medical student and spokesperson for the group coordinating the event.

The silent and live auctions last year generated $28,000, which was distributed to the Columbus House Shelter, the Community Soup Kitchen, a home food delivery service for the elderly, St. Thomas Shelter, Life Haven, and Loaves and Fishes.

Among other items on the auction block this year are a basketball signed by Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olijawon; dinner with Yale President Richard C. Levin; dinner with Yale School of Medicine Dean David Kessler; construction of an outdoor shower; tickets to the Metropolitan Opera and opera lessons, among many other donations.

The auctions will be held in Harkness Auditorium in the Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar St., New Haven. For more information please call Hung Nguyen at 203-562-0042 or Nduka Amandulor at 203/777-6925.

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