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Stephanie Cedeño

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

Community Impact

$11,042

Hours Volunteered

485

My 2020 Volunteer
Hours Goal

62 / 20
My Progress:
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
Summer of Giving: Paint & Refresh A Youth Center 08-11-2020 Summer of Giving: Paint & Refresh A Youth Center 2.0 $44
Distribute COVID PPE Supplies to Neighbors in Need 07-25-2020 Distribute COVID PPE Supplies to Neighbors in Need 3.0 $66
Summer of Giving: Pack PPE Kits for Columbus Residents 07-23-2020 Summer of Giving: Pack PPE Kits for Columbus Residents 2.0 $44
Summer of Giving: King-Lincoln Walking Tour & Beautification 06-24-2020 Summer of Giving: King-Lincoln Walking Tour & Beautification 2.5 $55
LGBTQ+ Unity March For Black Lives 06-21-2020 LGBTQ+ Unity March For Black Lives 3.0 $66
Deliver Food Boxes to Seniors 06-19-2020 Deliver Food Boxes to Seniors 1.5 $33
COVID-19 Response: Make Cards for Frontline Heroes 05-31-2020 COVID-19 Response: Make Cards for Frontline Heroes 1.0 $22
COVID-19 Response: Unload Food From Mid-Ohio Foodbank 05-27-2020 COVID-19 Response: Unload Food From Mid-Ohio Foodbank 2.5 $55
COVID-19 Response: Deliver Care Packages to Seniors 05-04-2020 COVID-19 Response: Deliver Care Packages to Seniors 1.5 $33
Gratitude Challenge: Stock a Little Pantry 05-03-2020 Gratitude Challenge: Stock a Little Pantry 1.0 $32

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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