The Red Bus Project is is traveling to 25 university campuses across the Southeast in March and April 2012 to raise money and awareness for orphan care at home and abroad. The project is sponsored by Show Hope, a Christian non-profit, which is heavily supported by Christian artist, Steven Curtis Chapman. Reinhardt is the third stop on the Red Bus Project tour -- other stops include Shorter, Berry, Auburn, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and the University of Alabama.
Reinhardt University Chaplain the Rev. Leigh S. Martin is coordinating the effort and has called it “a unique opportunity for Reinhardt and for the community.”
The nonprofit has converted a red double-decker bus from England into a rolling thrift store. Reinhardt students, faculty, staff and alumni, along with community members, are invited to purchase clothing from the bus, and all proceeds will go to support the care of orphans. The Thrift Store is on the top floor of the bus and will be open on March 14 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Clothing donations will also be accepted; collection bins have been placed around campus if you wish to donate prior to bus visit. The Red Bus staff will wash and tag clothes with a “Reinhardt” label.
A street fair featuring free food and games will be held outside the Hasty Student Life Center from 6 - 8:30 p.m. From 7 – 8:30 p.m., the Christian group CALEB, which includes Chapman's sons, Will and Caleb, will perform.
Following the Bus Tour, interested students will be asked to sign up for a “monthly bus call” whereby Show Hope will continue to encourage college students to support and raise awareness for orphan care at home and abroad.
For more information, please contact redbusproject.org.
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