CSF members participate in “Spread the Love” Service Month

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CSF P.R., Sophomore Zoe Stanford snaps a picture of her gift for “Thank a Mail Carrier” week.

Mahnoor Ahmad, Page Editor

In previous years, CSF required at least one service project to be completed in order for membership for the semester to be counted. With the unprecedented circumstances and limited opportunities for service projects, the club is not requiring service project participation from students this year. Although service projects aren’t required, many virtual opportunities are still available to assist members during these times. 

In order to help members participate in COVID-friendly projects, CSF has suggested virtual service projects for the month of February, where they can participate in service projects dedicated towards the theme of “Spread the Love” service month. The first week of February is “Thank a Local Mail Carrier Week,” week two is “Connect With Loved Ones Week,” week three is “Thank an Essential Work Week,” and week four is “Teacher Appreciation Week.” 

Club vice president and senior Benjamin Washburn has enjoyed participating in some of the virtual projects for the club. 

“I took part in the virtual ‘Cystic Fibrosis Walk’ to help raise money for researching a cure, as well as the ‘Spread The Love’ theme by sending a letter to a child in Saint Jude Children’s Hospital,” said Washburn. 

Even though projects were initially meant for the month of February, members are welcome to complete them anytime to count service for the semester. In terms of looking forward to what the club will do in the future, club president and senior Leticia Sepulveda is feeling optimistic. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing how we can further participate and if we can potentially get to do more hands-on events,” said Sepulveda. “So far, I hope to see the kind of influence we can make on the community through our smaller, distanced projects!” 

Even though the situation is hard for everyone right now, CSF is trying their best to help members find a way to complete service without in-person interaction. CSF advisor David Vigneault is looking ahead and hoping to see normalcy soon. 

Overall, I am looking forward to students returning to campus so we can once again conduct in-person service projects, meetings, events, trips, etc…” said Vigneault. “Our organization is a service-based club that flourishes when we can gather, socialize, create, and implement in-person and in live-time.” 

More virtual options for service projects can be found on the new CSF Canvas Page, and announcements and updates are posted on the Remind, which can be joined with the code @k9373c on the Remind app, or text @k9373c to the number 81010.