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Stephanie Cedeño

Columbus, OH, 43201
Member since 06/01/2013
COMMUNITY:
Besa Community

Community Impact

$5,531

Hours Volunteered

239

My 2018 Volunteer
Hours Goal

36 / 20
My Progress:
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
EXP Interns: Support LifeCare Alliance 06-15-2018 EXP Interns: Support LifeCare Alliance 3.0 $66
MDK Service Department: Goodwill Service Day 06-08-2018 MDK Service Department: Goodwill Service Day 3.5 $77
SHIFT A: Besa at  Jeni's Strawberry Jam + Land-Grant 06-02-2018 SHIFT A: Besa at Jeni's Strawberry Jam + Land-Grant 2.5 $55
Help Address HIV/AIDS with Equitas Health 05-15-2018 Help Address HIV/AIDS with Equitas Health 2.0 $44
Tackle Poverty: Volunteer at The Free Store 05-12-2018 Tackle Poverty: Volunteer at The Free Store 0.0 $0
Express Outlets: Manage the Clarfield Urban Farm 05-11-2018 Express Outlets: Manage the Clarfield Urban Farm 2.0 $44
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 05-05-2018 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 2.0 $44
MDK: Empower Special Needs Youth 05-04-2018 MDK: Empower Special Needs Youth 3.8 $84
Express S&P: Support Seniors 05-03-2018 Express S&P: Support Seniors 2.0 $44
Express S&P: Sort Donations at The Free Store 05-03-2018 Express S&P: Sort Donations at The Free Store 2.0 $44

Ratings & Reviews


OSU 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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