Extracurricular Activities Experience

I wanted to talk about my experience participating in club activities in my first year. I was heavily involved in a club called the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children. This club had a committee called the Community Involvement Committee of which I was part of. The main goal of this committee was to reach out to the community and fundraise for the community. One of the major activities which we did was a clothing drive in the fall semester. It took a lot of planning and execution required commitment.

The committee usually does one to two major events throughout the year. Someone within the committee came up the idea of doing a clothing drive. After much discussion, we narrowed it down to doing a winter clothing drive. We would eventually donate these clothes to a charity. We first began by researching which charities the clothes we collected from this drive would be donated to. After researching, our committee came together to discuss which charity to choose. Since we decided that this would be a winter clothing drive, we wanted people to donate mittens, jackets, and things for the winter (hence the ‘winter’ clothing drive). Also, what things we wanted people to donate would also go on the poster we would make. A date range of when we wanted to run this drive was also decided.

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