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Hillel Society will auction off donated goods and services to benefit the homeless 7 p.m. Saturday in the Farinon Center snack bar.

Although the event is focused on students, it is open to the public. Bids start at $5, with all proceeds going to the Safe Harbor homeless shelter, according to Rachael Blackman ’04, event organizer.

Those who wish to put up items and services for auction can sign up at a table in the Farinon Center today and tomorrow. Blackman is hoping that donations will include haircuts/styling, manicures, and massages.

Thus far, those donating goods and services and the items up for bid include:

  • CHILL (Creating a Harmonious, Interesting, and Livable Lafayette) — volunteers to clean a student’s room
  • Lafayette Activities Forum — semester’s worth of movie tickets to the Limburg Theater
  • Jess Merkel-Keller ’04 of Pi Phi — shoes and accessories
  • Jess Lenza ’05 of Hillel Society — homemade Italian dinner next semester
  • Cadence — serenade or dedication of a song at its next a cappella performance
  • QuEST — Dinner by Cassidy Ludlow ’03
  • Farah Laiwalla ’03 — Shalwar kameez (Pakistani clothing)
  • Muslim Students Association — Henna tattoos
  • Liz McMahon, professor of mathematics — “pi” (apple, pecan, or pumpkin —
    be determined)
  • Dispatcher Donald Zaroda of Public Safety — pair of lift tickets to Blue Mountain
  • Nicole Maynard, visiting part-time instructor of art — a piece of her artwork
  • Robert Weiner, Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Professor of History and Jewish chaplain/Hillel adviser — dinner or lunch during finals week
  • Alpha Gamma Delta sorority — dinner or a date
  • Lafayette Asian And Caribbean Students Association — Caribbean items or dance lessons
  • International Students Association — ethnic food
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