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Stephanie Cedeño

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

Community Impact

$9,916

Hours Volunteered

436

My 2020 Volunteer
Hours Goal

12 / 20
My Progress:
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
Shift 2: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 02-13-2020 Shift 2: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 2.0 $44
Shift 1: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 02-13-2020 Shift 1: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 2.0 $44
MDK: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 02-13-2020 MDK: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 2.0 $44
Geben Communication: Support Girls on the Run! 01-30-2020 Geben Communication: Support Girls on the Run! 1.0 $22
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 01-11-2020 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 2.0 $44
Highlights: Support Homeless Families this Holiday Season 12-19-2019 Highlights: Support Homeless Families this Holiday Season 1.0 $22
EXP Real Estate Team: Spread Holiday Cheer with Alvis 12-13-2019 EXP Real Estate Team: Spread Holiday Cheer with Alvis 1.0 $22
Adopt A Senior - Help Load Sleighs And Deliver Presents! 12-09-2019 Adopt A Senior - Help Load Sleighs And Deliver Presents! 4.0 $89
Adopt A Senior - Santa's Workshop 12-08-2019 Adopt A Senior - Santa's Workshop 4.5 $100
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 12-07-2019 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 3.3 $73

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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