Catherine Le, Emily Puckett, Jessie Mannisto, and Caitlin Holman
At the very end of the fall semester, in fact on the first day of winter break, three SI students and I participated in a few hours of service at MAP’s headquarters on South Packard. MAP is the Michigan Abilities Partners, a past SI 501 client, that provides housing to people with disabilities and to veterans in the area.
Our service project with MAP was really more like a break from school: we created holiday wreaths for veterans and their families and the low-income housing facilities in the area, using brightly colored ribbon, ornaments, and what I called “disco birds.” It was a great chance to relax with fellow SI students and get to know each other a little better. We also got to meet several of the employees at MAP, and I went home feeling like I had contributed to the good spirit of the season and to the well-being of the community I live in.
The opportunity was coordinated by the CIC, SISA, and ASB and there are more opportunities to give back to the community we all live in over the winter term this year. It’s a great chance to take a break from school and get to know your classmates a little better!
Check out the ASB Web site and watch your E-mail for the winter term opportunities.