For Spring Break 2010, I could have stayed at home watching TV, getting the sleep homework usually takes away, or reading leisurely, but intead I decided make spring break more productive. Back in 2008, OU’s Center for Civic Engagement offered a service trip to Savannah and they did again this year. I was excited because I loved volunteering and, of course, Savannah!
Compared to my experience during the 2008 Savannah project, we accomplished even more. Our group cleaned up the beach at Tybee Island, organized 22,000 pounds of beans for America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, landscaped a garden at the Union Mission’s Magdalene Project house for women and children, and played with kids at a local YMCA. My favorite volunteer project was the Tybee Island beach clean-up, where we picked up the usual cigarette butts and plastic trash, but also some unusual items–like a pair of bikini bottoms!