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Stephanie Cedeno

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

Community Impact

$4,295

Hours Volunteered

183

My 2017 Volunteer
Hours Goal

27 / 20
My Progress:
Tree white

My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
The A&F Challenge: Activities Volunteer 09-08-2017 The A&F Challenge: Activities Volunteer 3.5 $77
Manage a Boutique & Empower Women 08-19-2017 Manage a Boutique & Empower Women 3.5 $77
Buddy Up Tennis - It's a Party! 06-17-2017 Buddy Up Tennis - It's a Party! 3.0 $66
Out & About Happy Hour with Pins Mechanical Co. 06-14-2017 Out & About Happy Hour with Pins Mechanical Co. 0.0 $0
Help Build a KaBOOM! Playground 05-20-2017 Help Build a KaBOOM! Playground 3.0 $66
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 04-08-2017 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 3.0 $66
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 02-25-2017 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 3.0 $66
Shift B: Volunteer at Snow Day Columbus! 02-11-2017 Shift B: Volunteer at Snow Day Columbus! 2.5 $55
Harmony Project Video 02-09-2017 Harmony Project Video 1.0 $22
Columbus Kindness Month: Kindness Cup Project 02-05-2017 Columbus Kindness Month: Kindness Cup Project 1.5 $33

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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