For students looking to get involved in community service at Bridgewater State University, the Circle-K club could be a great place to start.
The Circle-K club organizes upcoming service trips, and one such thing they have done recently is they made fall decorations for the local nursing home.
Circle-K members are very excited to start planning their annual Christmas project, Christmases for Kids. The President of the club, Ashley Erwin, a senior at Bridgewater State, said the project won an award the previous year and it is one of her favorite experiences.
“It is inspiring to help all the children in the surrounding area of Attleboro have a Christmas,” Erwin said. “The kids come from rough backgrounds and many of them do not live with their real parents. We help sponsor a couple children which means we shop for presents on their Christmas list. We also help by sorting through the gifts that other people have brought, making sure the toys are safe and the clothes are in the right size.”
Members of Circle-K are involved in many causes of hope projects. Right now, they are also raising money for a young blind boy, Dwayne, to go swim with dolphins.
“It was nice to see how generous people really are with donations, one man actually donated forty dollars,” said Nikki Doniger, a junior at Bridgewater State and Circle-K member. “It is good to know that other people really do care about the community.”
The Circle-K members have raised 241 dollars so far, but are planning a future date to raise 300 more dollars. They do not only care about the community at large, but they know the value of helping on the individual level and what better way than making a child’s far-fetched dreams a reality.
Circle-K also took part in the annual service-a-thon on Saturday, November 9, at Simmons College. The event went from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m., and Circle-K helped students at Simmons complete service projects. Some of the projects they did during the service-a-thon were making peanut butter sandwiches and other foods, as well as distributing blankets to help those in need in the surrounding community.
Morgayne Mulkern is a Comment staff writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.