I attended the service sisterhood where we made holiday cards for troops overseas. Some other girls helped pack boxes with supplies and food. It was great to give back and do something for them this holiday season.
I made two cards for the employees that work in an assisted living home. I also made a bracelet. It was kind of a last minute thing for the freshman so they asked for in house girls to help, so it was fun to just meet some of the freshman girls.
I went to Zeta and texted and called my friends and family to ask them to donate to Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. I also posted on Facebook and asked people on there to donate as well. It was fun to sit around with my friends and watch movies and call my family to educate them on our philanthropy.
I went to the sitting at Potter’s House in Monday. We emptied trucks full of donations and moved them inside or into a different truck. I sorted boxes of shoes into their rightful size. I then sorted 3 boxes of toys into 7 different shelves. Then I emptied about 6 boxes full of kitchenware, glassware, utensils, cups, mugs, etc. onto shelves. Finally, I sorted part of the Christmas section.
I attended Passport to Success in the Union. I went around to the booths and listened to the speakers, spoke my opinion when asked questions, and was involved with the speaker’s activity if they had one. I learned about job interviews, what kind of job I may be interested in, how to be professional, and how to use my skills in the workplace. I really enjoyed this event and would go again.
Over fall break, I volunteered at a family night at one of my local elementary schools. This event benefited backpack buddies programs. I assisted anywhere I was needed, but mostly passed out the food and ran a stand for a time.
I volunteered and ran in the annual 5K at Cabot Fest. Each runner can pick where their donated money goes to and what shirt they want. Me and my friends picked one of our past basketball player’s foundation that helped her and her family pay for her medical bills from brain cancer that she has been fighting on and off for about 5 years now. The shirts were sponsored by State Farm. We donated to the cause, helped set up the event, ran in the 5K, and helped tear down the event.