As a club president, I understand the obstacles that may arise when trying to figure out how your club is going to obtain the SGA required community service hours. Should you organize an event that benefits a charity? Should you volunteer somewhere? And when you do decide to organize an event or volunteer, where do you begin? I mean Chestertown isn’t the biggest place where such opportunities are over-abundant. So where do you start? Well, I have for you a few suggestions that may hopefully lead you on the right track. If your club decides to organize an event to help raise money for a charity, always pick what charity you are going to donate to first! (The people investing their time and money into your event would like to know where it is going.) There are a wide variety of charities that you can donate to that do not have to be in Chestertown specifically. For example, this past weekend Phi Delta Theta’s held their annual crab feast in which everyone had to buy a ticket to attend. The proceeds that they raised went towards ALS research. Also, another important thing to remember is that it doesn’t matter how much you raise. Every little bit counts! However, what if you want to volunteer somewhere? Well, here are some examples within Chestertown that may be of interest to you: The Humane Society, Heron Point, Kent County Food Pantry, and Women in Need (there are many more of course). You can even partner up with the community to hold your charitable event like the Kappa Sigmas are doing this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with their annual Pancake Breakfast at the Emmanuel Church in Chestertown (all of their proceeds go to Military Heroes Campaign and Prostate Cancer Research). So do not despair! There are many options out there for you and your club to complete your community service so let’s go out and help our community!
Thy Humble Leaf
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