Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Leftover furniture sale provides used goods to students and families

By Brendan Deady

September 14, 2015

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News, Scrolling Headlines

As the clock approached 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan Eidelson looked out over the Amherst Commons at the leftover furniture from another successful Trash to Treasure sale. In between dishing out orders to the handful of volunteers...

Amherst Survival Center makes a community for immigrants

By Sorelle Mbakop

November 5, 2014

Filed under Health & Wellness, Local News, News, Scrolling Headlines

As a Venezuelan immigrant, Niri Azuaje knows that being an immigrant in a country with a different culture and language from that of your native land can be a very frightening experience. Having access to an organization like...

Executive Director of Amherst Survival Center takes her leave

By Conor Snell

March 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

In April 2007, when Cheryl Zoll was hired as Executive Director of the Amherst Survival Center, the organization was struggling to meet the needs of the community, and had been operating in the basement of the former Amherst Regional Middle ...

Amherst Survival Center provides more than food to local community

By Jessica Troland

October 12, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

From high-end French restaurant Chez Albert to the casual quarters of Antonio’s,there is no shortage of places to eat in the Amherst Town Center. However, five miles away, at 1:06 p.m. on a rainy Friday, a man dressed in ...

Local survival center looks to have turkey on all tables

By Nancy Pierce

November 22, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

This Thanksgiving holiday, the Amherst Survival Center wants to make sure there is a turkey in every pot for needy families in the area. Yesterday, the Amherst Survival Center on North Pleasant Street bustled with numerous volunteers and employees working to get together the Thanksgiving packages that the cen...

Homelessness prevalent in Amherst area

By Katie Landeck

November 15, 2011

Filed under Local News, News

Twenty-nine people showed up at Craig’s Doors – a homeless shelter in the basement of the First Baptist Church in Amherst – on Nov. 4 to fill 16 beds. These people were ragged, tired, cold and in  need of a meal and a place...

Shelter Sunday raises over $10,000

By Collegian News Staff

October 23, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

As part of last week’s Shelter Sunday, an annual event where students and community members canvass Amherst asking for donations to support local shelters and food kitchens, participants raised over $10,000 in canvassing collections...