My Eller Experience: Eller Make a Difference Day 2018
Nov. 15, 2018
I have participated in Eller Make a Difference Day since my first year, and I am excited that I had the opportunity to be a site captain this semester. Since I am a senior, I wanted to take on another leadership opportunity before I graduate.
As site captain, I was responsible for overall team participation, including checking students in, setting up transportation, and photographing our volunteer work.
This year we volunteered at Mission Shadows, a townhome community suffering from vandalism. We were tasked with repainting the pool area’s walls a neutral color to hide graffiti and other damage. Several students also worked on landscaping and picked up trash around the community.
Being involved in Eller Make a Difference Day connects me to the Tucson community. It feels good to get involved and give back to the community with my peers.
Not everyone in my group knew each other, but once we started painting it was great to see everyone working together and helping each other out. There weren’t enough brushes for everyone to use at once, so we took turns painting. It became a team effort and we all wanted to make sure we gave it 110% and accomplish what we were asked to do.
Seeing so many students participate in this important annual Eller event shows that we really are making a difference. I think we are positively impacting the Tucson community, and I thank Eller for the opportunity.
Photos courtesy Talia Sabbath.