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Cards for CHAM

Rebekah Westerlind APO’s philanthropy cause is Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). During this event in Stimson Hall, APO volunteers design and write encouraging cards to be sent to the children at CHAM. This event started as a pledge project in Spring 2019 and has been carried on as a weekly event since then. The cards […]

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Prisoner’s Express: Journal Project

Rebekah Westerlind This service opportunity is outstanding. Prisoner Express has organized a journal project giving inmates a chance to reflect both on their prison experience and life in general. The inmates write down their thoughts and then send these letters to Anabel Taylor through the Prisoner Express program. When APO volunteers show up, we have […]

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Cartas de Corazón

Cara Smith Cartas de Corazón is on-campus event where we make bilingual cards for to help welcome immigrants into the United States! We write messages both in Spanish and English, decorate them, and send them down to Texas, where RAICES then distributes them to immigrants who have been recently released from ICE detention. It’s a […]

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Music for the Elderly

Marissa Gailitis During today’s trip to the Cayuga Ridge nursing home, our original group of 8 people dwindled down to just 2, due to sickness and prelims. My friend Anna, the treasurer of the club, and myself were the last two standing. But alas, the show must go on! Despite our love for both music […]

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Letters Against Depression

Dua Raza Letters Against Depression is a service organization our fraternity works with to ensure that people struggling with various mental illnesses and issues don’t feel alone in their battle. As brothers, we unite to write letters to people we resonate with, encouraging them to stay strong and stay true to themselves. We all have […]

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Night at Loaves and Fishes

Ellie Walsh On Thursday, October 17th, I spent my night, with two other brothers, Jen and Shannon, at Loaves and Fishes. This event was extremely satisfying, and overall a very enjoyable experience. I love the idea of interacting with the Ithaca community outside Cornell. The ability to open up and see into the life of […]

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Fingerknitting on West Kickoff

Allison Grimstead Last Wednesday, finger-knitting kicked off their first service event for the semester in Keeton House on West Campus. We are preparing to donate the finger-knitted scarves to the Catholic Charities of Tompkins & Tioga Counties. People who are currently homeless will use these scarves to bundle up during Ithaca’s coming winter. I enjoy […]

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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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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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