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Stephanie Cedeño

Columbus, OH, 43206
Member since 06/01/2013
COMMUNITY:
Besa Community

Community Impact

$11,805

Hours Volunteered

520

My 2021 Volunteer
Hours Goal

2 / 20
My Progress:
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
Distribute Food Boxes at Mid-Ohio Foodbank 01-11-2021 Distribute Food Boxes at Mid-Ohio Foodbank 1.5 $33
 Brighten the Holiday Season for Families 12-02-2020 Brighten the Holiday Season for Families 2.0 $44
Prepare Prepackaged Meals for our South Side Neighbors 11-30-2020 Prepare Prepackaged Meals for our South Side Neighbors 2.0 $44
Pack Thanksgiving Food Boxes 11-24-2020 Pack Thanksgiving Food Boxes 4.0 $89
NBC4: Support Linden Families with a Thanksgiving Meal  11-18-2020 NBC4: Support Linden Families with a Thanksgiving Meal 3.0 $66
Prep a Local School for Student's Return 11-16-2020 Prep a Local School for Student's Return 2.0 $44
Besa & CMM - Fill and Pack COSI Science Activity Boxes 11-06-2020 Besa & CMM - Fill and Pack COSI Science Activity Boxes 2.5 $55
Paint and Decorate Desks for Low-Income School Children 10-04-2020 Paint and Decorate Desks for Low-Income School Children 1.5 $33
Support Voter Registration in the Near East 10-03-2020 Support Voter Registration in the Near East 2.5 $55
Support National Voter Registration Week of Action! 09-20-2020 Support National Voter Registration Week of Action! 2.0 $44

Ratings & Reviews


Star House

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

November 1, 2013

Volunteering at Star House

For the past several months I have been volunteering at a monthly dinner for homeless youth in Columbus.

"Volunteering" can be used loosely because I do nothing more than bring food and conversation. It never gets easier to listen to their stories, and today was no different. I naively asked a group of kids if they were going camping when I saw their tents, and one hesitantly said "sorta". Another kid spoke up and said "we live outside." I asked where they planned to go and they said "that's what we are trying to figure out".

Talking to them completely broke my heart. These are young kids with no where to go, probably because of choices they didn't make, or support structures they don't have. These kids make me remember how amazingly blessed I am to have such amazing friends and family, and to have been blessed with everything I have. All my blessings is what allows me to give back to my community, and I urge anyone who reads this to reflect on your own life and try to give back to your community. Also, to remember not to judge others. People are people no matter their circumstance, color, class, gender, sexuality, or religious views and we all deserve to be treated as such. Be kind and smile to one another.

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