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Suzanne Mangum, executive director of Lodi House, has taken up the cause, along with five other shelters in San Joaquin County.All will host similar events beginning at 3 p.m.June 28 and ending the following day at 3 p.m.
The Lodi Lake Rainey Day in the Park will begin at 3 p.m. with set up of the families' "homes" - cardboard boxes supplied by area appliance stores - in the Rotary area of the park.
Participants are encouraged to solicit pledges for dollars per hour spent in the box.
"We want it to be fun, but not too much fun, so kids can also get an idea about what it is like to be without a home," Mangum
Participants must be at least 8 years old and have parental consent.Families are encouraged to participate together.
The registration deadline is Monday.For more information, call Mangum
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Lodi House Executive Director ...
Lodi House Executive Director Suzanne Mangum said the Celtic Society donations could not have come at a better time, especially since the economy is now in a recession.
"When the Celtic Motorcycle Club
told us about their idea of collecting clothes and toys for Lodi House
, we were overwhelmed by their generosity."
"All day long we get calls ...
"All day long we get calls from people who say, 'The house I was living in has foreclosed, so they told us to get out,'" said Suzanne Mangum, executive director of Lodi House.
said that Lodi House
might use some of the money to purchase a building where they can have transitional housing for women who have a job but are saving up to rent an apartment.
Suzanne Mangum, left, executive ...
Suzanne Mangum, left, executive director of Lodi House, and Annette Murdaca, who received the Ruby Award.
Murdaca was introduced by Suzanne Mangum, executive director of Lodi House, and presented the award by Bev Lacy.
In other action at the Lodi ...
In other action at the Lodi City Council meeting on Wednesday, Emily McConahey, vice chairwoman of the Lodi Youth Commission, left, presented $1,000 checks to Suzanne Mangum, the executive director of Lodi House, right, and Lt.