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Stephanie Cedeño

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

Community Impact

$8,367

Hours Volunteered

367

My 2019 Volunteer
Hours Goal

58 / 20
My Progress:
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
Be a Scientist with COSI 07-12-2019 Be a Scientist with COSI 3.0 $66
Unload Food from Mid-Ohio Foodbank 07-10-2019 Unload Food from Mid-Ohio Foodbank 1.5 $33
Be a Historian for the Haus und Garten Tour 06-30-2019 Be a Historian for the Haus und Garten Tour 2.8 $62
Besa Volunteer Lead Event 05-16-2019 Besa Volunteer Lead Event 2.0 $44
Assemble Weekend Food Bags for 200 Local Students 05-09-2019 Assemble Weekend Food Bags for 200 Local Students 1.0 $22
EXP Sourcing & Production Team: Support Goodwill Columbus 05-09-2019 EXP Sourcing & Production Team: Support Goodwill Columbus 3.0 $66
CMM Groundbreaking: Senior Yard Beautification 05-08-2019 CMM Groundbreaking: Senior Yard Beautification 1.5 $33
CMM Groundbreaking: Deliver Meals with Meals-on-Wheels 05-06-2019 CMM Groundbreaking: Deliver Meals with Meals-on-Wheels 1.0 $22
Be a Scientist with COSI 04-25-2019 Be a Scientist with COSI 3.5 $77
Assemble Weekend Food Bags for 200 Local Students 04-11-2019 Assemble Weekend Food Bags for 200 Local Students 1.0 $22

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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