Monday, December 15, 2014
Founder and President, Cate Edwards, has said "when kids are engaged in their community and the community engages with those kids, a vital exchange can happen." Through community service, fellows are able to use their unique talents to enrich the community and empower them to make a change. Fellows also learn the importance of giving back through service. Check out some of the great organizations the fellows are giving back to this holiday season.
Backpack Buddies provides children from food insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. The fellows packed food into bags to be distributed to children and their families.
Feed the Pack is a community based initiative sustained by NC State University to combat food insecurity experienced by members of the Wolf Pack community. The fellows sorted and organized food donated to the food pantry, and created a display full of quotes about hunger written by NC State students.
Brighton Gardens is an assisted living facility specializing in an active, dedicated approach to senior living. The fellows taught the residents how to make snowman pottery for the holidays.
The Jingle Bell Run is a 5K dedicated to raising funds for arthritis. The fellows helped to set up before the run, and passed out running chips to participants.