CONTACT
81e9971bf807ed9e271a6d6087f95b881abeb1d4 large

Stephanie Cedeño

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

Community Impact

$8,205

Hours Volunteered

360

My 2019 Volunteer
Hours Goal

51 / 20
My Progress:
Progress bar heart white

My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
Paint And Refresh For Clients 11-16-2013 Paint And Refresh For Clients 5.0 $111
Dinner at Homeless Youth Shelter 10-30-2013 Dinner at Homeless Youth Shelter 1.5 $43
Deliver Meals to Homebound Residents 10-12-2013 Deliver Meals to Homebound Residents 3.5 $77
Manage a Food Pantry 09-21-2013 Manage a Food Pantry 3.0 $66
Bake Cookies for Families 09-03-2013 Bake Cookies for Families 1.5 $48
Dinner at Homeless Youth Shelter 08-28-2013 Dinner at Homeless Youth Shelter 2.0 $64
Dinner at Homeless Youth Shelter 07-31-2013 Dinner at Homeless Youth Shelter 2.0 $51
Manage a Boutique & Empower Women 07-27-2013 Manage a Boutique & Empower Women 3.0 $66
Bake Cookies for Families 07-23-2013 Bake Cookies for Families 1.5 $33
Community Garden Maintenance 07-16-2013 Community Garden Maintenance 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.

Was this review helpful?