All posts tagged: Community Service

Jeanne Grey; A Flare For Making A Difference

What can make helping your community fun? Using your skills and network to do so. Jeanne Grey, of the Grey Layers, is one of few leaders out there stylishly serving her blogging community while making a difference. On October 6, 2014 Grey teamed up with a dedicated set of personal style bloggers to host a “Shop My Closet” event where proceeds went towards the American Cancer Society. This act of kindness was not a one-time deal for her. Grey hopes to continue creating awareness about other issues not just through fashion, but also in cosmetics. I want to create a make-up line [one day] that donates to battered women,” mentions Grey. Tagging along for this journey will be a lineup of fellow bloggers she has faithfully committed her time to befriending and working with. “I do lots of events to make blogging a community… Everyone is so talented. Everyone is out on their own and we should come together,” stresses Grey. She gushes that one of the most rewarding aspect of blogging is inspiring others …

All for One and One for All

It’s like a scene from an old 1950s movie. Small town. White picket fences. Everybody knows everybody. You can ask  your neighbor for a cup of sugar or an egg or two. Community service is simply helping the friends and families that you have grown close to for years. Unfortunately, we don’t live in that world anymore. Times has changed, making us distant, even to the people who live right next door. This is why doing community service is such a big deal today. However, while volunteer work should be exactly that, voluntary, some people find that it’s an easy resume booster. YHM spoke with Seton Hall students Chimma Nwobi and Cathy Chukuka about their opposing views on volunteer work and community service. “It’s sad that things have changed like this. I mean I honestly wish I could say that I would do community service if I didn’t need it to get into college, but I can’t. Think about it this way: It’s a form of punishment for criminals, so it kind of has a …

Study & Serve: Love, Internationally

Love is meant to be shared. I have a love for both travel, and helping others. Personally, I changed my life for the better when I studied abroad in Florence, Italy in the Summer of 2012. I have certainly grown as an independent person from this experience, and cannot wait until I can get out of the USA again to see more of the beauty our world has to offer. I also lived out my love of service when planning a “Zumba for Breast Cancer” fundraiser in the Fall of 2012. I helped gather women from all across my university’s campus to come together and raise money for a cause that touches home for most if not all of us. I loved both of these experiences so much, and was able to live them out with people that I loved. Katie Imbriano, age 21 from Springfield, NJ is someone who also shares both of these passions for service and travel. Here is her story: “I did a study abroad in Europe going into my Junior …

Ammy Wilson; A Beauty Queen Giving Back

You have heard it many times at countless pageants. “All I want is world peace.” It might be cliché, but it is a true passion for Ammy Wilson. When not on stage being Miss Ecuador she is giving her all in servicing others. Recently visiting Ecuador for two weeks to volunteer as an aid for orphanages, elderly homes, and autistic schools, Wilson is not your typical beauty queen doing community work. Servicing others goes a long way for her. Through the La Sociedad Tungurahueses De Nueva Jersey pageant (The Tungurahuenses Society of New Jersey) she raised money from here in the states and went off to fix whatever she could while in Ecuador. And of course what would our generation be without media? Wilson used television and radio stations to get the word out. When asked what was most memorable about visiting she said, “When I went to Ecuador all the little kids came up to me. They need more attention than others. It’s not because they don’t have parents. They need warmth and someone …