The Society of Distinguished Black Women (DBW) hosted an event entitled “I’m Aware and I Care” in the Tiger Den of the Favrot Student Union on Monday.
The purpose for event was for students to come out and create homemade cards for the sick and elderly people with the members of DBW. This is just one of the organization’s programs for their “Dare To Be Aware” theme for the month of October. The cards will be given to different people and places such as underprivileged children and the elderly at nursing homes and hospitals.
“I liked the whole aspect of being able to lift someone’s spirit just by giving them a simple card telling them that even if no one else cares, we care,” said Kimyra Logan, a member of DBW and senior, special education major from Chicago. Logan says letting others know that they are not alone in their struggles means a lot to her.
“It warms my heart to see how many people are willing to give back,” said Ebony Wilson, also a member of DBW and vice president of the Student Government Association at GSU. She said anyone could have bought a card but to actually put time and effort into creating a personalized card is truly heart warming and all the more meaningful.
The community service project had a great turnout in which students that came out and supported the organization as well as decorated cards for a great purpose.
“We had a nice turn out and the cards were lovely,” said Logan, “It was really just a great bonding experience for everyone.”
DBW have different themes for each month of the year and while October is ending November is set to begin. For November, the organization’s theme will be “Inspire ‘Til you Expire” and the society of Distinguished Black Women Inc. will be having several events focused on that theme.