“Stretch your heart- bend down and help another up” ………..A community charity in desperate need
The Christmas holiday is approaching quickly. As we pack up in the next couple of weeks, we will go back to our families and loved ones to spend time with them and share in the holiday spirit by giving gifts and enjoying the break from school.
Unfortunately everyone may not be as lucky as you. Every day at the Cherry Street Mission, there are over 700 meals served to people who arrived at Cherry Street, hopeless and homeless, sometimes through circumstances most of us can’t imagine, but often for reasons we can imagine all too well. An extended illness that racks up insurmountable debt. A sudden cutback at work that leaves one jobless without warning. The loss of a spouse or child that rocks one’s world off its foundation.
This year in Toledo, during the holidays there is expected to be a huge increase in the number of meals served each day. Unfortunately, people in desperate need of help will not be fed if there is not an increase in the amount of food donated to Cherry Street Mission. Below is a picture of the shelves at Cherry Street Mission this month. The GSA (Graduate Student Association) will be helping to collect canned fruit and veggies, canned meat of any kind, coffee, hot chocolate, toilet paper, razors and deodorant to help fill the shelves at Cherry Street Mission and hearts of those in need.
If you feel obligated to help, Please bring canned donations to the GSA office – Room (SU1509) on main campus or contact any of the GSA officers (http://www.utoledogsa.com/). Each and every item will help those in need this holiday. To volunteer at Cherry Street Mission over the holidays please visit http://www.cherrystreetmission.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer .
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”- Winston Churchill
Aaron Shaw is Aaron is a passionate runner and triathlete. Aaron received his bachelors of science at Bowling Green State University in Applied Health Science Health Specialization. He has also completed his masters’ of science in Exercise Physiology with a focus in cardiopulmonary physiology and metabolism. He is currently attending Physician Assistant school at UT and hopes to practice Cardiothoracic or trauma surgery in the future. He is currently serving as president of the Graduate Student Association at the University of Toledo. For more information about this organization please visit www.utoledogsa.com.
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