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Stephanie Cedeño

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

Community Impact

$5,892

Hours Volunteered

255

My 2018 Volunteer
Hours Goal

53 / 20
My Progress:
Tree white

My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 09-15-2018 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 2.0 $44
Besa's Big Table; Citywide Community Conversation 08-29-2018 Besa's Big Table; Citywide Community Conversation 1.5 $33
Bake Cookies for Families 08-28-2018 Bake Cookies for Families 1.5 $33
Arts & Crafts with Families at Ronald McDonald House 08-23-2018 Arts & Crafts with Families at Ronald McDonald House 1.5 $33
Empower Women as a Personal Shopper 08-15-2018 Empower Women as a Personal Shopper 2.0 $44
Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 08-04-2018 Empower Special Needs Youth Through Sport! 2.3 $51
Promote Free Summer Meals 07-28-2018 Promote Free Summer Meals 2.0 $44
Support the Moler Elementary Garden 06-25-2018 Support the Moler Elementary Garden 1.5 $33
EXP Interns: Support LifeCare Alliance 06-15-2018 EXP Interns: Support LifeCare Alliance 3.0 $66
MDK Service Department: Goodwill Service Day 06-08-2018 MDK Service Department: Goodwill Service Day 3.5 $77

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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