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BWSS Hunger Project: Feed My Starving Children

This year I decided that I wanted to take concrete action to combat hunger; Feed My Starving Children provided me with a great way to do so.  Ithaca MobilePack, an initiative started in 2009 and which is about to pack its 2 millionth meal to send to starving children in areas like Haiti, is a […]

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Period @ Cornell

Often when I think of service, I think of homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and cleaning up the community. However, last Sunday I went to probably the most unique service event ever in my life – PERIOD at Cornell provides packs of pads and tampons to women in need in the Ithaca area. PERIOD is a […]

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Risk Managed: ITH Airport Full-Scale Disaster Drill

This past Saturday, I and five other brave Gamma brothers braved the early morning hours and volunteered at Tompkins Regional Airport as victims for their Full-Scale Disaster Drill. The drill, which is conducted every three years, puts emergency first responders to the test and is meant to simulate a small commercial aircraft crashing on the […]

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Rescue Mission: Thrifty Shopper

For the past year, I have been regularly volunteering at Thrifty Shopper, a thriftstore that works with Rescue Mission to end hunger and homelessness. Each time I go, there is a new task for me. Sometimes I size new clothes and put them on the racks, sometimes I organize the racks, and sometimes I take down […]

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The Reflect Effect: Let’s Talk About Mental Health

On Monday, October 2nd, Cornell Reflect had its very first meeting! At 5:00 PM, about 100 students arrived at Willard Straight Hall to their choice of 10 kinds of Insomnia cookies and 4 types of Collegetown Pizza. Over the next hour, everyone broke up into small groups and had the opportunity to discuss whatever was […]

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The Sophie Fund: Thank You

“Service” is a word bursting with meaning for the APO Gamma Service Team, as we have learned first-hand here at The Sophie Fund. A little more than a year ago, we decided to organize a cupcake baking contest in the Ithaca Commons. Our idea was to raise some money for mental health initiatives, bring some […]

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The Sophie Fund: A Spotlight on Mental Health

[Service Team Note: In one week, from tabling at Ho Plaza and GreenStar in Collegetown, APO Gamma raised $518.50 in support of the Sophie Fund. All of the money will be donated in APO Gamma’s name to the Ithaca Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, an organization that The Sophie Fund has continuously provided support for […]

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Gamma Meets Theta Kappa: Binghamton Zoo Retreat

It was a warm sunny day as only three brothers trekked from Cornell to Binghamton last Spring. So many people had signed up to go on one of the first ever service retreats, but unfortunately, only three made the journey. Cordelia, Shea and I had so much fun at the zoo despite how few of […]

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BWSS: A Place at the Table

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I signed up to watch A Place at the Table: yes, I was interested in the problem of hunger in the United States, but what could I do about it?  This documentary opened my eyes to the extent of food insecurity in our backyard and the ways […]

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Anabel’s Grocery: It’s Kind of a Big ‘Dill’

If you “carrot” all about campus food insecurity then come volunteer at Anabel’s Grocery! This is a student run grocery store aimed at addressing campus food insecurity by offering affordable, accessible, groceries here on Cornell’s campus. Walking into the store you are welcomed by the vibrant colors of fresh produce and a warm smile of […]

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