Giving Thanks while Giving Back
By: Brianna Harris
The benefits of living on campus are plentiful. However, many students are not aware of the impact that they can make by simply living in a residence hall and becoming active with their hall councils. This past week, Tuesday November 21st, Laurel Hall Resident Association held its Friendsgiving event. Through this event, the hall council provided pizza and cake to Laurel Hall residents. In order to receive a plate the hall council simply asked for donated items. The donation list included items such as canned food, toiletries, and hygiene products. All of the donations were collected in a box and donated to Smokey’s Pantry right here on campus.
Upholding the volunteer spirit, LHRA was able to make a difference not only in the social aspect of interacting with residents, but through the generous donations of residents, the council was able to donate to a pantry that provides necessities to university students in needs. A true noble deed that is definitely worthy of recognition.
The hall councils at Volunteer Hall and Orange and White Hall also used the holiday to give back to their resident communities, providing fulfilling meals to residents who may not have been able to travel home for Thanksgiving. It is not hard to see that our hall councils are working hard to build communities while remaining true VOLunteers. We are so proud of our hall councils and the work they are doing in their perspective halls and cannot wait to see what the spring semester has in store for our students!