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Food Recovery Network

Sydney Mittiga Starting the first semester of my freshman year, and throughout my second semester, I have been regularly involved in the food recoveries coordinated by Food Recovery Network (FRN). Through FRN, I am able to combine my passion for environmental conservation and ending world hunger in one service event. During food recoveries, one goes […]

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Prisoner’s Express

Sydney Mittiga During my pledge semester in the Fall of 2018, my pledge project group worked with Prisoner Express to create a service project concerning prisoner reform. Members of my PPG and myself had worked with Prisoner Express before. Collectively we had participated in the journal project, art pen pals, book packing, and the theme/poetry […]

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Mary Durham Boutique

Angela Li The Mary Durham Boutique is located in a quaint little house on Court Street, just a few minutes away from Collegetown by car. The Boutique offers affordable yet fashionable clothing and jewelry for women and girls. It’s part of the Women’s Opportunity Center, which aims to empower our community’s women and homemakers after […]

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Prisoner’s Express Bookpacking: Education is a Privilege

Wendy Zhuo Between complaining about prelims and assignments and the yearning for spring break or summer to come, it is so easy to forget how blessed I am to have the opportunity to be on Cornell’s campus every day for the past four years, getting to learn something new from a plethora of sources- through […]

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Activism Leadership Workshop

Joanna Hua APO took to some international service this past week, as brothers participated in a leadership workshop in conjunction with a service event tied to activism and the Write for Rights campaign hosted by Amnesty International. The group delved into human rights and letter writing as a form of activism before embarking on the […]

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SewGreen

Elise He SewGreen is a non-profit located in the Commons and is part of Sustainable Tompkins. Its goal is to reduce waste and promote re-using and upcycling by taking donations of fabrics, sewing materials, and knitting materials and re-selling them, donating them, or using them in their free and/or low-cost classes for children and adults […]

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Finger Lakes ReUse Center

Antonio Saporito The Finger Lakes ReUse Center off of Triphammer Road is a thrifters’ dream, as well as a wonderful place to do service. Only as far as Target in Lansing, it is easily accessible by bus or car. Mountains of unwanted, yet useful and interesting items surround the nonprofit, carrying out the store’s mission […]

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Mirroring on Ho Plaza for Mental Health

Madeline Feldman The “Mirroring” event on Ho Plaza leading up to the Cornell Reflect dinner, and as a part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, was a huge success! Volunteers were either standing at a table that had large, stationary mirrors to be written on, or they were walking around with a smaller mirror that […]

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Cornell Bridges Heights

Madeline Feldman At my most recent visit to Bridges, Cornell Heights, I was greeted with “I’m really glad to see you today,” “Wow you’re back!!” and a “Thank you,” with the warmest smiles. Bridges is an old age home located right behind Cornell’s North Campus and is a really special and unique place. I’ve been volunteering there […]

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Prisoner Express: Journal Project

Cindy Tang I’ve never really done any volunteer activities remotely related to prison reform before. When I first signed up for the Journal Project run by Prison Express, I had little idea what to expect. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The Journal Project basically gives the inmates the opportunity […]

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