Although my capstone class required a lot of effort and stress, it was one of my favorite experiences at Ball State. I completed many projects in the class, but the biggest one was a semester-long immersive project. I partnered with four other students to plan, execute, and document a service project for a local non-profit organization. We chose to work with Little Red Door of Muncie, which provides various cancer services to local clients. Little Red Door provides vitamins, scarves, wigs, and other resources that aren't covered by insurance. The organization also offers mammograms to women in Delaware County to assist in early cancer detection.
This was something close to my heart because I've been working with Sigma Chi and the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to fundraise money all year. My group's project idea changed several times, but we eventually settled on hosting a percent night at the local Culver's to fundraise money for Little Red Door's new program called "Caring for the Caregivers."
During the event, my group and I worked as Culver's food runners. We carried each order to the customers' tables so that we could talk to them about what Little Red Door does for the community. It was such a rewarding experience to know that I was spreading awareness about all of the great services Little Red Door provides. Our event at Culver's raised $100 for Little Red Door, which doesn't sound like a lot, but being able to promote the agency was the ultimate reward.