Print Email Limerick hutler Will O’Donoghue taking part in last year’s Christmas sleep-out for Novas.IN normal years, the Novas’ fundraising programme of activities concludes with an annual sleep-out on the last Friday before Christmas.However, there is nothing normal about 2020 and instead of a large community event, this year the local homeless charity is asking people to ‘sleep-in’ in their own homes and help raise vital funds for frontline homeless services.For the last five years, Novas has hosted the pre-Christmas sleep-out outside Brown Thomas, which has raised thousands of euros for its Limerick services.Last year, backed by Limerick hurler Will O’Donoghue, Clare hurler and footballer Podge Collins and the Tipperary hurling panel, the organisation ran three simultaneous events in Limerick, Ennis and Thurles and raised more than €64,000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Novas’ Head of Policy and Communications, Dr Una Burns explained that the sleep-out is normally the biggest single fundraising event of the year and the money raised helps their frontline services such as Street Outreach, emergency accommodation and family support.“About 50 per cent of all monies raised through fundraising and donations in the year, is made in the six -week period in the run up to Christmas. This is largely through community and public events, all of which have had to be paused during the pandemic,” Dr Burns told the Limerick Post.In an effort to continue the fundraising spirit of Christmas, Novas are asking people to participate in their sleep-in this year.”Safety is the first priority but there are still plenty of ways to get involved. People can build a fort in their living room with the kids, pitch a tent in their garden, sleep on their balcony or participate with colleagues in the car park or their workplace. Being a virtual event, people can basically participate from anywhere and for the first time, they can get the kids involved.”To help Novas raise vital funds visit https://novas.ie/novas-annual-christmas-sleep-in/ Facebook Twitter Advertisement Previous articleLIT launches course on domestic abuse and coercive controlNext article#Fundraising: Santa paws is coming to town Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp NewsSociety#Fundraising” Novas holding a Christmas ‘sleep-in’ to replace their ‘sleep-out’ By Alan Jacques – December 4, 2020 122 Linkedin
Oscar Handlin, Carl M. Loeb University Professor Emeritus, died from a heart attack on Sept. 20 at his Cambridge home. He was 95.Handlin taught at Harvard for nearly 50 years, and was director of the Harvard University Library from 1979 to 1984. According to Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University librarian, Handlin’s legacy at Harvard’s libraries is extensive: Handlin oversaw the construction of Pusey Library, the adoption of the Library of Congress cataloging system, and the preparation of what is now the HOLLIS catalogue.The author of more than 30 books, Handlin was a noted historian, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952 for “The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People.”“As a historian, he spoke to an enormous public and explained the central importance of immigration as a theme in American history,” said Darnton. “I took his course in American social history when I was a student. His lectures ended precisely at noon. He had a flat, undramatic style of lecturing, but we walked out of the lecture hall excitedly debating the points he raised. We continued to debate them throughout lunch — in fact, in some cases, for the rest of our lives.”Handlin leaves behind a wife, Lilian (Bombach) Handlin, a brother, Nathan, and children David, Joanna Handlin Smith, and Ruth Handlin Manley. He also leaves four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.A memorial service will be held at a future date.