Archive for September, 2011

Hello World!

Welcome to our blog! We’ll tell you a little bit about ourselves. We are all seniors at Marist College. Lina is a PR major and the mastermind behind this project. Lindsey has a double concentration in PR and advertising. Molly is a double major in Journalism and ¬†Spanish. We are ¬†working as a team to complete our Senior Capping Project and have created this blog to track our progress.

THE MISSION:

Our mission is to inspire national service involvement on the Marist College campus. We aim to go beyond local boundaries and reach out to national non-profit organizations working for recognizable causes. The goal is to motivate our fellow students and the surrounding community to work for change throughout the fifty states. It is our aspiration to not only create a sense of unity, but establish a positive name for Marist College across the country through our service to various well-known and meaningful non-profit organizations.

THE CAUSE:

THE CONCEPT:

We are creating a movement–a Marist movement–that will get people on campus involved in charities across the nation. Our movement will be called “Marist to the Rescue – A Campaign for National Service.” Our focus charity for this first time through will be the Great American Bake Sale. Bake sale, you ask? Yes, yes and yes, we say. The Great American Bake Sale takes place all over the United States. Individuals organize bake sales in their communities to raise money and end childhood hunger.

THE PLAN:

We are hoping to team up with Campus Ministry, one of the largest organizations on the Marist campus. Campus Ministry is involved in all sorts of service projects, which is why we were naturally drawn to the idea of pairing up with them. Also, November happens to be National Hunger Awareness Month, and one of Campus Minstry’s largest fundraisers is the Hunger Walk. We are hoping to collaborate with Campus Ministry on the day of theirRun/Walk for Hunger (Nov. 2) and hold our bake sale that very day, around the crucial transition times between classes. Because of the event, there will be an even greater flow of traffic passing by our various bake sale stations.

WHAT WE’VE DONE SO FAR:

We’ve reached out to both Campus Ministry and College Activities, the two most important relationships to have established. We need Campus Ministry to help prepare baked goods and staff our tables during the bake sale, and we need College Activities to approve the on-campus locations of our bake sale. There are also some special rules we must abide because this is a charity event, but those will be explained in detail when we meet with College Activities.

Once we get past these two first meetings, things will start getting more hectic. But for now, we wait…

Waiting outside New York's famous Magnolia Bakery. Photo courtesy of http://shoedaydreams.blogspot.com

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