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Stephanie Cedeño

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

Community Impact

$11,429

Hours Volunteered

503

My 2020 Volunteer
Hours Goal

79 / 20
My Progress:
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
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
Pack and Organize COVID Care Kits for Older Adults 09-17-2020 Pack and Organize COVID Care Kits for Older Adults 2.0 $44
Celebrate National Day of Service in Bronzeville 09-12-2020 Celebrate National Day of Service in Bronzeville 3.0 $66
Volunteer at Besa's Summer Movie Series 09-11-2020 Volunteer at Besa's Summer Movie Series 4.0 $89
Summer of Giving: Paint & Refresh A Youth Center 08-11-2020 Summer of Giving: Paint & Refresh A Youth Center 2.0 $44
Distribute COVID PPE Supplies to Neighbors in Need 07-25-2020 Distribute COVID PPE Supplies to Neighbors in Need 3.0 $66
Summer of Giving: Pack PPE Kits for Columbus Residents 07-23-2020 Summer of Giving: Pack PPE Kits for Columbus Residents 2.0 $44
Summer of Giving: King-Lincoln Walking Tour & Beautification 06-24-2020 Summer of Giving: King-Lincoln Walking Tour & Beautification 2.5 $55

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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