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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:
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
Build Coach Boxes for Girls on the Run! 01-17-2019 Build Coach Boxes for Girls on the Run! 2.0 $44
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 01-12-2019 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 3.3 $73
Assemble Weekend Food Bags for 200 Local Students 01-10-2019 Assemble Weekend Food Bags for 200 Local Students 2.0 $44
EXP Total Rewards: Support Goodwill Columbus 12-04-2018 EXP Total Rewards: Support Goodwill Columbus 2.5 $55
Adopt A Senior, Help Load The Sleighs And Deliver Presents 12-03-2018 Adopt A Senior, Help Load The Sleighs And Deliver Presents 4.0 $89
Adopt A Senior, Santa's Workshop 12-02-2018 Adopt A Senior, Santa's Workshop 5.0 $111
MDK: Empower Special Needs Youth 11-09-2018 MDK: Empower Special Needs Youth 3.0 $66
Besa Volunteer Lead Event 11-08-2018 Besa Volunteer Lead Event 2.0 $44
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 11-03-2018 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 3.3 $73
Assemble Weekend Food Bags for 200 Local Students 11-01-2018 Assemble Weekend Food Bags for 200 Local Students 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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