I gave out bagels during Midnight Breakfast representing the GW Panhellenic community.
Always the best part of my week
For our class project, we decided to work with March for Our Lives GW to spread the Peace Plan among the GW community. Our group, Peace not Grief, held a tabling event in District where GW community members could learn about current presidential candidates' positions on gun policy and write to them on letters containing the Peace Plan. This was an amazing opportunity to be directly engaged in activism and I hope to see GW students and politicians alike pushing for the adoption of the Peace Plan as codified policy in the future.
I had the opportunity to network with other Community Engaged Scholars as I shared my work as an Eco-Equity Recipient and additionally meet a number of contacts that I am looking forward to incorporating into my outreach and network of impact driven changemakers.
This year we hosted our first fall philanthropy in the form of a tea cup raffle! Prizes were collected amongst Brothers through donations and put on display in Kogan Plaza. Throughout the day, people had to opportunity to purchase tickets and place them into a basket for the chance to win the prize.
We raised $235.50 and brothers contributed 26 total volunteer hours in the day to put the event together. While this seem a small number and there is room for improvement, having never hosted a fall philanthropy I am proud of the work that we have done and look forward to the future.
The market was well organized and a great environment amongst the volunteers. I love volunteering for organizations that help children and that increase access to food for those in need so combining those two things for Joyful Market was a wonderful experience.