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The Win Column 001

Posted on 06 February 2019

Welcome to the win column. This section is dedicated to telling stories from across the YXU community of simple actions that empower others, connect communities, and leave a big impact in the lives of others. These are stories worth telling and wins worth celebrating, so let’s get to it.

  1. Buddy Box 4000

On Saturday February 3rd our Annual Pledge Partner the Family Mentor Foundation held Part 1 of their Buddy Box 4000 event. The event brought together volunteers for an afternoon of Buddy Box packing, music, and spreading the mission of the Family Mentor Foundation, which is to meet the unmet needs of children in our community through a variety of programs and resources that will help them to reach their full potential. A Buddy Box is a box filled with kid-friendly, nutritious, nonperishable, individual sized-food items that are easy for children to eat or prepare on their own. These meals and snacks help sustain children on the weekends when they are not in school. For more information, to learn about future volunteer opportunities, or to make a donation visit their site!

  1. Chef Tina hits 300!!!

A bonafide food lover, wine drinker, recipe creator, and now budding Instagram personality. Columbus based @chef_tina_614 launched her personal page last fall to share her passion for food with friends and family, but has quickly begun to gain traction across a broader community. Her page features a substantive mix of witty one liners, dazzling photos, and detailed step by step recipes. This young chef is bold too, she once tackled #TheStew twice in one weekend. Give @chef_tina_614 a follow to experience her passion for food, and email for recipes you want to see on her page!

  1. All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response

Kevin Moreno, a real go-getter from the Washington D.C area has dedicated the next two weeks to unplugging and serving others. He will be spending the next two weeks volunteering with All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response, a volunteer organization focused on delivering a Smart Response to those reeling from disaster both domestically and internationally. To learn more about Kevin and his journey give him a follow on Instagram at @kmoreno3 and consider donating to support his efforts here.

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