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2021 Service-Learning Symposium: Donations for Amity House

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Donations For Amity House

Authors: Sydney Loveless

Faculty Supervisor: Anelise Farris, Ph.D.

Community Partner: Leslie Hall and Charmaine Thomas of Glynn Community Crisis Center

Abstract:

For my Service-Learning project I focused on the rising issue of domestic violence in our community. I met with Leslie Hall and Charmaine Thomas at the Glynn Community Crisis Center, and we discussed the best way to get involved during the pandemic. I decided to make a public Facebook post on their Community Help page, urging everyone to donate household items in a box that I set out on the Island. The box is still collecting donations and I donated a box myself. I toured the shelter and spoke with Leslie Hall and Charmaine Thomas about how domestic violence affects our community. I learned that domestic violence is a rising issue and mostly young people my age are in domestic violence situations. This issue is important to me because I've had friends and family members affected by domestic violence and I want more victims to seek out help. This project met my Service-Learning outcomes by raising awareness to the services that Amity House offers and the prevalence of domestic violence.