Hello readers! It has been quite some time since my last post but, with numb fingers and frostbite courtesy of the snowstorms slamming the East Coast, I needed time to heal. Ok, perhaps I am exaggerating about the frostbite however, the frigid temperatures are the truth! Nevertheless, I am back and writing because I need your help with a project that I am heavily involved in. Want to know more? Keep reading!
Working at the NYU School of Engineering, I have the pleasure of working with a diverse group of students who are committed to academic excellence, dedicated to serving others and passionate about expanding their minds. When thinking about the service to others, the Poly Project comes to mind and their upcoming service trip to D.C.! Starting to catch on? Well, TPP needs your help in the fundraising department and below you will find all of the information regarding the trip:
The Poly Project is an initiative through the Office of Student Activities with the purpose of providing community service opportunities for the School of Engineering student body and building a community of service-oriented students.
This spring semester, The Poly Project is offering its first ever overnight service trip to Washington, D.C. to volunteer with Youth Service Opportunities Project to address homelessness and hunger.
The Service Trip Team is comprised of 20 students and 2 staff members. The team is tasked to fundraise at least $2,000 to cover transportation, lodging, food, and service fees as a group. To fundraise for the outing, we have set up a GoFundMe link in which you can click here for more information: http://www.gofundme.com/TPPGoes2DC
What will we be doing?
Volunteers will prepare and serve meals at soup kitchens; they will provide recreational activities and companionship to young, formerly homeless children; they will distribute food and supplies at food pantries; they will socialize and bring snacks to people in drop-in centers. Occasionally they will join in special projects we have been asked to staff, such as painting a new shelter with residents or distributing clothing at a clothing bank.
T H A N K Y O U
Your donation is an investment. Your contribution allows The Poly Project to enhance students' learning experiences outside of the classroom, raising awareness of "real world" issues allowing students to see themselves as change agents and problem solvers. Our vision is for our participants to become and develop as multicultural community builders who see justice beyond charity, compassion beyond blames and stereotypes, diversity beyond tolerance, and social responsibility beyond self.
For more information about the Washington, D.C. Service Trip, please click the following link: http://engineering.nyu.edu/life/studentactivities/the-poly-project/altbreak
Again, thank you all for your time and help and fingers crossed that this goes off without a hitch!