On Wednesdays, We Wear SPAS Volunteer Shirts

MEOW! My name is Thumbelina. I am a female tabby cat that LOVES to vocalize my agitation that people do not give me enough attention. Before my adoption into my forever home, my litter box resided at Southern Pines Animal Shelter. In addition to the many people who came to experience my presence, I remember…

Comeback Coolers Volunteer Work

Since I have been in high school, I have worked with an Ocean Springs local organization, Comeback Coolers. Comeback Coolers is a non-profit organization that provides natural disaster victims with a cooler that is designed with uplifting statements and/or drawings filled with necessities. As everyone knows, this hurricane season for the Gulf Coast has been…

Sharing My Time and Spreading Christmas Joy

The way I got my service hours this semester was through volunteering at a Christmas Tree Farm through the organization Buy a Tree Change a Life. This organization partners with corporate sponsors to donate Christmas Trees to churches. Because of these generous gifts of these organizations, churches are able to give one hundred precent of…

Backpack Buddies Service

Throughout my high school experience and this semester in college, I volunteered through the First United Methodist church in Poplarville, Mississippi, for the organization, Backpack Buddies of Poplarville, Inc. This organization collects, organizes and distributes a weekly supply of food and toiletries to less fortunate students. The deliveries are discrete so that no student gets…

Spreading Joy Through Letter Writing

In semesters past I have visited nursing/assisted living homes in order to bring a smile to elders faces. This semester I wanted to give back to the elders, but because of COVID-19 restrictions were put into place I wasn’t able to go to those facilities. That is when I discovered Letters Against Isolation. Letters Against…

Luckyday COVID Cares Team

            This year, thus far, has been weird, crazy, virtual, confusing, and stressful.  Who would have ever thought that we would be in the midst of a world-wide pandemic?  Seriously, though, we read about The Black Death from 1346-1353, the Spanish Flu of 1918, and the Polio Outbreak in our history books in grade school,…

Volunteering for PBIS Students

Last semester I was pushed out of my comfort zone volunteering at the Arc, though COVID-19 cut it short I was eager to try and return this year. That ultimately was unable to happen, I found ways to continue volunteering in my hometown of Biloxi, where I spent time this semester. I have often volunteered…

#ShareTheBeauty: The Adopt-A-Spot Program

Some people will ask what is Adopt-A-Spot? Adopt-A-Spot is a program organized by the Southern Miss Physical Plant where students, staff, and faculty choose a designated spot on the Southern Miss campus to clean up every week to maintain the beauty of USM. I decided to join the Luckyday Staff and clean up Century Park…

Letters Against Isolation

This year has been difficult for many people. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, everyone had to isolate themselves from one another. Although many of us younger people could slowly start being around each other again (with the regulations), many older people are still having to isolate themselves to protect their health. Last semester, I was…