Community service is not only about receiving hours to put on a resume, but it is something you do to guide others and make them feel better. An example of this was when I was part of the MLK day of service at Stockton University two years in a row where I sewed pillows and pins to support the unfortunate; this was a great experience where I was able to make new friends and contribute to the society. Service is not only about being part of large organizations, but it is also about doing small deeds for others, like staying after school and contributing to the club even if it is not mandatory. I also was part of Project Green where I picked up garbage on the beach and planted marram grass.
My passion for philanthropy began long before I could even pronounce the word. I was an innately empathetic child who cared deeply for the world around her. To name but one example, I recall saving up coins in my piggy bank to sponsor a child in Tanzania through the organization, World Vision that I learned about through a particularly moving church service, during which I was shown images of children my own age living in complete impoverishment. World Vision, a nonprofit organization, works toward its mission of lifting the world out of poverty specifically by aiding children. The stories of poverty I was exposed to instilled a conviction deep within me to become involved in making a difference.
On the school-level, I commend myself as a good leader being a class officer of the Student Council in my Freshman and Sophomore years of High School. As a Student Council member, I need to promote activities, such as Spring Fest and SpeakOut, as well as make sure the students’ voices are conveyed to the Administration. I have helped organize events such as SpeakOut last year and the upcoming IdeaCon this year. Moreover, I am in charge of my grade’s finances, including fundraising to donate to a charity and fees for Prom. A few fundraising events in which our council has carried out include a Tie-Dye booth, countless bake sales, raffles, and the Color Fest.
Even though life isn’t the easiest here, I still feel like it’s better than back there. I get to start fresh, my children have hope now. My children is finally going to school and getting an education, maybe one day they will be able to take care of me in my later years. I am trying to find a husband right now, who can take care of me and watch over the children when I am busy. Otherwise, life here is beautiful.
My way of moving on was becoming a counselor and giving back to the campers what was always given to me. This summer really impacted me as a person because seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces, taught me that community service does change this world for the
Hello! I have been thinking of you guys and your family throughout the years and have wanted to write you a letter, but I have always put it off. I want to thank you BOTH for everything that you guys did for me while I was growing up. You both took me into your family and treated me like I was part of your own family.
Or rather its taking the time to be patient with my coworkers and understand their opinions and concerns in order to let them know that they are a valued member of our team overall. I have learned to live my life in a way to make others feel how I want to feel. It brings me great pride to see my daughter also doing these things at a young age. Taking time out to volunteer in the community and sacrifice for those in greater need than
While volunteering it also gave me a chance to be a leader, and have to take charge of a big role to make sure we did things perfectly. One day I was asked to be in charge of decorating a church for a special event. I gathered a couple of people and showed them the ideas I had for decorating, but also heard their ideas. Together we all
I also participated in a blood donation scheme and visited the old folks home. These experienced confirmed my calling and my passion for dentistry and I am sure that this will motivate me to strive the next goal in my journey of education. I am a very disciplined individual. I plan my paths and set my goals so that I am motivated in achieving them. In addition to that, I am also determined and I am willing to work the extra mile in achieving everything I want to achieve.
Two years ago, I was selected to attend Pearson College UWC, a school with students from over eighty different countries. It was here than I honed my leadership skills and developed an appreciation for our global community through listening to speakers and through dialogue with my peers. In addition, I further engaged in the outdoors and sustainability. I run the Cross-Training fitness group on campus, as well as being a Kayak Leader. Using the skills I have developed through the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Award, I lead hikes and camping expeditions at my school.
She found herself moving around the country often, spending months at a time without her husband. Naturally, most of her time was spent with her children: Beth, Arkansas; and Bill, a member of Pi Kappa Phi at the University of California, Berkeley. No matter where the family lived, there was always a welcoming Kappa alumnae association. Just as in her collegiate days when Betty served as Marshal, Membership Chairman and President of her chapter, she continued active engagement in alumnae associations. Through the years, she served as a member of House Board at the University of Southern California, chapter adviser at the University of Maryland, Province Director of Chapters, an original Regional Director of Alumnae, member of the Ethics and Values Task Force, Director of Alumnae and member of the Board of Trustees of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.
Along with this I have been a member of the Ursula Hall choir. These activities has taught me how to work in a team along with being able to have commitments within the hall while balancing with study. Social Life: Throughout My time at Ursula Hall I have been able to contribute to social life through my work on the Ursula Hall Residence Committee as Treasurer. This has culminated in working in a team to help to plan, organise and run events.
“Anything you can put in your pantry,” Charland said cheerfully when I asked what type of donations BABH was looking for. Besides donating food, students can get involved with the many events lined up for this fall season. October 3 begins the Big Kick Off Event at the Ferg from 11-3 (Division of Student Affairs Beat Auburn Beat Hunger). Students are encouraged to come out and learn more about the organization. Free snacks and beverages will be provided.