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Stephanie Cedeño

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

Community Impact

$9,300

Hours Volunteered

408

My 2019 Volunteer
Hours Goal

99 / 20
My Progress:
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
Adopt A Senior - Santa's Workshop 12-08-2019 Adopt A Senior - Santa's Workshop 0.0 $0
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 12-07-2019 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 0.0 $0
CMM Provider Core Engineering Team: Empower the Homeless Community 12-03-2019 CMM Provider Core Engineering Team: Empower the Homeless Community 2.5 $55
Gobble, Gobble! Bake Holiday Treats for After-School Students 11-04-2019 Gobble, Gobble! Bake Holiday Treats for After-School Students 1.5 $43
Halloween Party at the Huckleberry House 10-26-2019 Halloween Party at the Huckleberry House 2.0 $44
Trick-or-Treat Halloween Hop with Columbus Speech and Hearing Center 10-19-2019 Trick-or-Treat Halloween Hop with Columbus Speech and Hearing Center 3.0 $66
Serve and Support Families at the Pantry 10-02-2019 Serve and Support Families at the Pantry 3.0 $66
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with Seniors At A Nursing Home 09-29-2019 Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with Seniors At A Nursing Home 1.5 $33
Besa Test Kitchen with Broad Street Food Pantry 09-26-2019 Besa Test Kitchen with Broad Street Food Pantry 2.0 $44
Besa Fundraiser 09-19-2019 Besa Fundraiser 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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