Give hope. Share love. Spread joy.
Service in the Park is a series of hands-on outreach projects put on by USC’s oldest female service organization, the Helenes. All members of the Trojan Family are encouraged to stop by and give back to charitable organizations in the greater L.A. area.
Today was a typical Southern California day filled with sunshine. Campus was bustling with visitors, students, staff and faculty alike, all basking in the afternoon rays. Alumni Park was the center of activity with Service in the Park going on.
Future and prospective students alike curiously looked upon USC students making cards for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, making sandwiches for Skid Row, and making blankets for Project Linus, among other projects. I got to be project manager for the card making table and I met someone in the accounting fraternity and a few of the Trojan Knights. It was great to see people stop by and help out for a couple of minutes on the way to and from class. It was an even greater way to connect to other members of the Trojan Family and meet new people.
All in all, it was a successful day, not only because I still have glitter stuck in my hair and funny tan lines, but mostly because we helped the community we live in while connecting with people who share the same love of service that I do.