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Stephanie Cedeño

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

Community Impact

$7,689

Hours Volunteered

337

My 2019 Volunteer
Hours Goal

27 / 20
My Progress:
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
CMM Payer Customer Success Team: Support Local Shelter Dogs 03-15-2019 CMM Payer Customer Success Team: Support Local Shelter Dogs 1.5 $33
Serve Dinner to People Experiencing Homelessness 03-11-2019 Serve Dinner to People Experiencing Homelessness 2.0 $44
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 03-09-2019 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 3.3 $73
Besa Volunteer Leader Meeting 02-21-2019 Besa Volunteer Leader Meeting 2.0 $44
Shift 3: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 02-14-2019 Shift 3: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 2.0 $44
Shift 2: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 02-14-2019 Shift 2: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 2.0 $44
Shift 1: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 02-14-2019 Shift 1: Valentine's Dinner at Van Buren Shelter 2.0 $44
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 02-02-2019 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 3.3 $73
Serve Dinner to People Experiencing Homelessness 01-30-2019 Serve Dinner to People Experiencing Homelessness 2.0 $44
Build Coach Boxes for Girls on the Run! 01-17-2019 Build Coach Boxes for Girls on the Run! 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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