The Upper Division students
and faculty embarked upon four service adventures Wednesday, March 27. For the
rest of the day, the campus was abuzz with great stories and positivity about
these shared service experiences. Each grade level was assigned to a nonprofit
in Oklahoma City and tasked with a variety of jobs.
· The Freshmen
Class packed 350 bags of hygiene items for the Homeless Alliance.
After a brief tour of the facilities, students greeted day shelter residents
and passed out the bags. Students gained insights and a fresh perspective about
the homeless population, wellness, and mental health issues. Compassion was
sparked in the hearts of everyone who visited and interacted with the
· The Sophomore
Class served at Jesus House where they organized food pantry items,
cleaned, planted flowers, and beautified the grounds. People came to the center
for basic needs. Groceries, dog food, and clothing were distributed, but the
grateful smiles expressed more than words could convey. Those that came for
help left with a measure of hope, too.
· The Junior
Class worked at the Northeast Community and Cultural Center. Students
washed dishes and helped with preparations for lunch. Additionally, students
cleaned out storage units and beautified the grounds. The property was much
improved after their hard work and team effort.
· The Senior
Class laid sod for homes at Legacy Estates, a Habitat for Humanity
community. Cyclones sweat together, laughed together, and felt the satisfaction
of a job well done and a morning well spent.
The common thread of all the service projects was the Casady
students' energy and willingness to serve. The Casady Community offers a wide
range of learning experiences, and giving back to others is one more
opportunity for personal growth. This service project will be a cherished
memory for many for years to come.
By Cherylynn O'MeliaDirector of Service Learning and Student Activities
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