The holiday season came early for PRSSA’s newly formed nonprofit committee Give 4 Good. Our committee first got into the giving spirit back in September. We teamed up with the Bloomington Volunteer Network to spruce up their annual Community Wish List.
The Community Wish List is a compilation of various needs from nonprofits around the Bloomington community. The list ranges from basic needs like pens and copy paper to more specific items like iPads. There’s even a car on the list!
Giving back with the added bonus of real world PR experience? Count me in! In three short months, our committee developed a social media plan, designed promotional material and created table centerpieces for the Bloomington Bagel Company on Morton Street.
The highlight of all the work was the on-campus tabling event. We brought two of the best parts of the season to the IMU: holiday music and chocolate. Our crew jammed out to Christmas pop music while spreading the Community Wish List’s message to fellow Hoosiers.
It was a busy three months, but it all worked out in the end. I’m excited to dive into planning for 2014‘s list next semester.
While you’re packing up at home to head back to Bloomington, check to see if you have any extra supplies laying around. Chances are, an awesome nonprofit in the community could use it!
Visit this website to learn more about the Community Wish List and Volunteer Bloomington.
-Elsa Remak, Give 4 Good committee member