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Nicole Phalen

Columbus, OH, 43221
Member since 01/23/2017
COMMUNITY:
Besa Community

Community Impact

$2,216

Hours Volunteered

100

My 2019 Volunteer
Hours Goal

67 / 30
My Progress:
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My Past Projects

Organization Date Event Hours Volunteered Impact
Serve and Support Families at a Produce Market 08-17-2019 Serve and Support Families at a Produce Market 0.0 $0
Woof, Woof! Entertain and Exercise Rescued Dogs 08-11-2019 Woof, Woof! Entertain and Exercise Rescued Dogs 1.5 $33
Woof, Woof! Entertain and Exercise Rescued Dogs 07-27-2019 Woof, Woof! Entertain and Exercise Rescued Dogs 1.5 $33
Woof, Woof! Entertain and Exercise Rescued Dogs 07-14-2019 Woof, Woof! Entertain and Exercise Rescued Dogs 1.5 $33
NBC4 Today Service Project: Support Senior Homeowners with Yardwork Beautification 07-13-2019 NBC4 Today Service Project: Support Senior Homeowners with Yardwork Beautification 3.0 $66
Lift The Spirits of Seniors At A Nursing Home 07-09-2019 Lift The Spirits of Seniors At A Nursing Home 1.5 $33
Help Address HIV/AIDS with Equitas Health 07-02-2019 Help Address HIV/AIDS with Equitas Health 2.0 $44
CMM Customer Operations Team: Support Local Shelter Dogs 06-29-2019 CMM Customer Operations Team: Support Local Shelter Dogs 1.0 $22
Help Address HIV/AIDS with Equitas Health 06-25-2019 Help Address HIV/AIDS with Equitas Health 2.0 $44
Woof, Woof! Exercise Rescued Dogs 06-15-2019 Woof, Woof! Exercise Rescued Dogs 1.5 $33

Ratings & Reviews


Equitas Health

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

June 9, 2019

Great crew, great cause

This is an event where you can sit, chat, laugh and still make an incredible impact for a great cause. It's kind of like going to get a cup of coffee with friends, but instead of a bill at the end of the evening, you can smile at the hundreds of packets you created together to serve the community.

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Girls on the Run of Franklin County

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

June 9, 2019

One of my favorites

2019 was my first year attending Girls on the Run races downtown, and it won't be my last. We painted a few hundred faces, transforming adorable young ladies and guys into puppies, dinosaurs, unicorns, rainbows and even a few gladiators. The lines were long, the smiles were endless and five hours flew by like minutes. Can't wait to return next year.

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Ohio House Rabbit Rescue

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

March 3, 2019

Just amazing!

One hour flies by as if two minutes at the Ohio House Rabbit Rescue. The purpose of volunteering is to socialize the bunnies, in order to help them find forever homes. Volunteers rotate 10-15 minutes per bunny in their enclosure and just pet and talk to them. Some melt at first touch just soaking up the love. Some need a little help trusting people so you just talk to them and patiently wait for a sniff or a sign you can pet them. The staff is amazing and keep a kind watchful eye to ensure volunteers are helping in the right way. I was thoroughly impressed with everyone involved - especially the adorable fuzzy ones :)

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Columbus Diaper Coalition

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

February 8, 2019

Super Kid Friendly Opportunity

The CDC is a well-oiled machine of good works. Everything was ready to go and before we knew it we had bundled over 11,000 diapers for the community. We had two incredible young girls join us and they had such a great time. The diapers are not heavy so they were the runners from table to table gathering the bundles adult volunteers had completed. Members from the CDC created a friendly and welcoming environment. Highly recommend, and don't forget to bring your little ones!

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

December 17, 2018

Holiday Wrapping Time!

We had a wonderful time wrapping and labeling gifts for the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus this weekend. Everything was set up and ready to go when we arrived. Some wrapped, some wrote labels, some put gifts in their respective piles. We had some holiday tunes and lots of smiles. What a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit. Thanks for a great morning!

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Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

December 17, 2018

Double Your Donation Day

It was my first time volunteering for Double Your Donation Day for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. We met at NBC Studios, received an orientation on the phones and software we'd be using and off we went. The Besa Crew was so much fun. The Mid-Ohio crew was so helpful and patient. I had a really great time and hope to return next year!

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Franklin County Public Health

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

November 18, 2018

Humbled

Leading into Thanksgiving week I was humbled yesterday by the human spirit. This was a first for the members of our Besa group and I’d guess all will return. We joined another small group of volunteers who knew the ropes and guided us with welcoming arms. The first hour we unloaded delivered food. Bagged loose items like beans and cucumbers. The next two hours we escorted members of the community who came for food for their family. We carried small crates through the line and placed selected items in the cars of such beautiful people. We had time to talk as we walked; we caught small snippets of their life and got a few little kids to giggle. I was humbled by the gratitude and kindness of those we served. Thank you for a beautiful morning I can’t wait to bring the whole family back to this event.

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Columbus Early Learning Centers

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

October 28, 2018

Can't wait to go again

Our family had a great time today at the Early Learning Center on Broad. We were going to finish the outdoor fencing but due to weather we worked inside doing fall cleaning in each of the rooms. The staff is incredible and had everything ready to go for us. They got super bonus points from the 13yo for having donuts he could munch on. We will definitely sign up for future ELC events!

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Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Shelter

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

October 14, 2018

Great for families!

Had a wonderful afternoon preparing treats for the dogs at the shelter with the family. Plenty of gloves were provided so don't let the slightly messy task scare you off at all. One of the dog wardens gave us a great tour of the facility. We had an awesome pup keep us company which made the day full of smiles. Thanks for an awesome time, and to our volunteer lead who kept us running smoothly :)

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Highland Youth Garden

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

September 29, 2018

What an awesome place!

What an awesome way to spend a Saturday morning! Super well-organized opportunity with all the tools needed ready and waiting for us. We cleared out plant beds and prepped soil for cold crops. It was a great mix of all ages and lots of smiles. Thanks guys for a great morning.

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Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

September 29, 2018

Great for the family

We had a wonderful time volunteering at the CRC - perfect for the family to come together and help out. Thanks for a great experience!

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Besa Community

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

August 10, 2018

Impressive

Wow, talk about a well organized event!! 10,000 backpacks were filled and I think we all walked away feeling like we were part of something big. From the moment we arrived the event ran like a perfectly tuned engine. Thank you for a great morning!

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Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

August 10, 2018

Great family time

My husband, his kids and I had a wonderful time weeding and mulching the garden. The chalk drawing was an awesome surprise the kids loved. Thanks for a great day!

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YMCA of Central Ohio

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

August 10, 2018

Rewarding Night

My husband, step-daughter, her friend and I had a great time at the Van Buren Center serving dinner. We worked the family side and we stayed super busy the entire time. It was a wonderful night for the family to bond and serve. Thanks for the great organization and experience.

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