Happy Valentines Weekend!
Each year, OSU Marion campus students have a great opportunity to get involved in the Pay It Forward campaign and make an impact on the Marion community. Not only are they able to give back but they’re also able to give their fellow classmates opportunities to learn and work hands-on. Hayden Hamilton is a student who previously took English 2367.01S in which he experienced the Pay It Forward Project.
Have you ever been involved in a fundraising program or campaign before?
I have worked in many fundraising opportunities as far as working for Marion Crawford programs and fundraising events.
If so, how did it make you feel being a part of it?
It was honestly amazing! I have always wanted to give back to my community because this is the place that helped shape me! The connections are amazing and last a lifetime.
How do you feel about donating to organizations in general?
I feel as if it is very beneficial as long as they have a nice, solid plan that can help impact many people. I believe in donation for a good cause.
What organizations have you donated to in the past?
Goodwill, Marion Crawford prevention, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, food pantry, and I can’t think of any others as of right now, but I know there’s more.
Have you ever heard of the Pay It Forward campaign before or donated to it previously?
I was not aware before I took Amy Tibbals’s class in my first semester at OSU.
What’s a reason why someone may not be able to give?
Money is tight, but to be honest, if you really wanted to make a difference but can’t give a money donation, donation of time to help is also important. They can always ask to volunteer.
As you can see, Hayden, along with most people feel like donating to a good cause is a great idea! Studies show that even a small donation makes a person feel more motivated and brings more meaning to their life. It is a win-win for the donor and the recipient! Even better, the Pay it Forward project comes around only once a year, making your donation all the more special.
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