Community Service

Annual Food Drive-2012-2014
Each year my department coordinates the food drive at ITT Technical Institute. It has grown progressively more successful and in the most recent year we have collected over 700 nonperishable food items for the Parma Hunger Center Strongsville Emergency Food Bank
 
2013, 2015 Kent State University Alumni Day of Service
I volunteered at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and helped sort over 11,000 lbs. of meat donations with other KSU Alumni as part of the annual Day of Service.
 
Team Captain-2012 - 2014 Arthritis walk
I organized a team of staff and students to participate in and raise money for the 2012 , 2013, and 2014 Arthritis Walk at the Cleveland Zoo.  In 2012, our first year, we were able to raise over $1000 and had 35 students and staff members show up to walk at the zoo.
 
2012 Homeless Standown: Carevan
Helped set up and take down supplies
Assisted guests with the shopping process
 
2011 Make a Difference Day
Cleaned and prepared bicycles at the Ohio City Bike Co-Op
 
Food Pantry Volunteer-First Grace United Church of Christ
I volunteered at a choice model pantry that allowed shoppers to pick the food that best suited their individual needs.I helped with intake, greeted shoppers and assisted them with the food selection process. Additionally, I was responsible for compiling and recording the statistics. 
 
Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family Program
While working at Denison University I organized an Adopt-a-Family drive for library staff. I contacted the Salvation Army, posted the family's wish list in a prominent location, and was responsible for pick-up and delivery of the donations to the Salvation Army's regional headquarters.