Even with the constraints to volunteering that COVID-19 has created, a number of Ohio College Lancaster student organizations have discovered methods to serve the group by spending fall semester engaged in group service initiatives.
Alpha Phi Omega
Service-focused fraternity Alpha Phi Omega partnered with a number of native organizations to present again this fall. Members of Alpha Phi Omega held a week-long donation drive and picked up over 100 canned gadgets, private hygiene provides, and baking gadgets for The Basis Dinners. The Basis Dinners, in Lancaster, serves impoverished folks with three free meals a day day-after-day of the 12 months.
The nationwide Alpha Phi Omega group has additionally designated the primary week of November as its Nationwide Service Week. “Atmosphere” was chosen as this 12 months’s theme. OHIO Lancaster’s chapter participated in Nationwide Service Week by serving to to scrub up downtown Lancaster, supporting Vacation spot Downtown Lancaster. Members stuffed trash luggage with trash, weeds, and helped beautify the downtown space.
Alpha Phi Omega additionally teamed up with United Manner of Fairfield County.
“We had the chance to volunteer for the United Manner twenty third Annual 5K,” McKenzie Taylor, a senior learning communication research and vice chairman of service for Alpha Phi Omega, stated. “Our members helped information the race, go out water, and cheer on runners all through the race. Thanks to United Manner of Fairfield County for having us.”
Members additionally volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Fairfield County to pack over 900 meals for the vacations. Meals on Wheels’ mission is to allow unbiased dwelling and enhance the standard of life for older adults in Fairfield County.
“I had an incredible time, serving to give again to my group this vacation season,” Matt Romine, a sophomore learning social work and a member of Alpha Phi Omega, stated.
Subsequent on Alpha Phi Omega’s calendar will probably be partnering with Maywood Mission by adopting a household and spreading vacation cheer.
Observe the student group’s Facebook page to see its newest service initiatives.
Ohio Schooling Affiliation – Aspiring Educators
Ohio Schooling Affiliation (OEA) – Aspiring Educators is the native chapter of the Ohio Schooling Affiliation. This student group, devoted to training majors, lately collaborated with an area kindergarten classroom to assist acquire canned meals for households in want.
Mrs. Welch’s kindergarten class at Bernie Union started its meals drive with a purpose of amassing 100 gadgets. With the assistance of OEA-Aspiring Educators, the meals drive collected almost 1,000 gadgets.
“This group of scholars has a coronary heart of service,” Samantha Lowe, senior learning early childhood training and president of OEA-Aspiring Educators, stated. “I’m thrilled we had been in a position to assist them surpass their objectives and assist households in want.”
Lowe stated OEA-Aspiring Educators’ subsequent service mission will probably be internet hosting a toy drive this December. Along with the toy drive, the student group can also be internet hosting a blanket and sock drive on Dec. 10.
L.E.T. Us Assist
L.E.T. Us Assistance is a student group that assists native regulation enforcement with gala’s and festivals and offers college students with a possibility to community within the prison justice enviornment. In October, the regulation enforcement expertise student group held its annual Undertake a Freeway cleanup occasion. The annual occasion serves the group by retaining roads freed from litter.
Louis Hutchinson, a senior learning regulation enforcement expertise and communication research, was awarded with a LET Us Assist Group Service Certificates. College students can earn this certificates for volunteering over 10 hours giving again to the group.
“I donated canned meals that will probably be distributed to native donation facilities. I additionally volunteered at a DUI checkpoint with the Ohio State Freeway Patrol,” Hutchinson stated. “Because the president of the L.E.T. Us Assist group service group, I led the Undertake a Freeway trash pickup occasion and volunteered on the occasion.”
To be taught extra about OHIO Lancaster’s student organizations and the right way to get entangled, go to the student organizations web page.