NACURH Winner
Month: October 2018

NACURH, INC.

Community Service Program of the Month
Boo Boo Bunnies

School: University of Southern Mississippi Region: SAACURH
Person in charge: Ashleigh Jambon Nominator: Dominique Cage

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On-Campus Population: 3400 Chapter Size: 34

Origin of Program:

Ashleigh Jambon found the idea from somewhere else and made the idea her own. she took the time to create something unique and that would help someone in our community. Southern Miss is surrounded by many organization that give to those who are in need and this program focused on the Lighthouse Mission in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She started this idea back in August and just took off with it. She knew as just a regular program it would not be big enough so she asked if CPN wanted this as our all-hall. Through lots of planning and help from so many people she was able to make this program a success and help many people as well.

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Please give a short description of the program:

Resident Assistant, Ashleigh Jambon planned an amazing all-hall for Century Park North 1-4, Boo Boo Bunnies. Boo Boo Bunnies is an active program that was organized to help women and children get through hard times at the Lighthouse Mission in Hattiesburg Mississippi. The Lighthouse Mission is a Christian based organization that is geared to help homeless children and their families get the necessary things they need to get back on their feet. This program has so many elements and really came to life over the planning process. A boo boo bunny is a bunny shaped animal that is made from a hand towel and an ice pack and can be used to comfort anyone when they are having a rough time. Boxes were placed around campus to collect goods that could be given to anyone at the Lighthouse Mission such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, socks, feminine hygiene products, and school supplies. A few departments and people around campus got involved to collect items and give back to support this program. Resident’s halls Scott and Wilbur are collecting donations as well as the Title IX office. Several Dentist offices even donated toothbrushes and toothpaste to help this be successful. These donations are going to a great cause and are going to be used to positively impact the lives of people at the Lighthouse Mission. Other than donation collection this program also called for the hand towels to create the bunnies. There was a gathering where residents came out and made the bunnies for the woman and children. There was chick-fil-a and drinks and they had a good time working on boo boo bunnies with their friends all while having a great time doing service. Two service hours were also awarded to those who came out and helped make the bunnies. This program was a great idea that came together very well. With all this work and time those woman and children will be very grateful, and this program is to thank.

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Goals of the program:

During this program there were many goals and also many parts. The main goal is to help the many women and children that are going through hard times at the Lighthouse Mission. When people are in need it is the duty of others to help them in any way they can. At this university we believe so much in service and giving back and for a lot of our freshman residents this was their first time doing a service project. I hope they felt the joy of giving back and I hope this encouraged them to try bigger projects and inspired them to help others as much as they can.

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Positive and lasting effects of the program:

This program was about giving back and serving the community. With this program the women and children at the Lighthouse Mission are benefiting in getting these items that were donated from across campus and the handmade boo boo bunnies. I hope that the people who are receiving these donations are grateful and are truly helped by this. For the students that helped put this program together and that helped make the boo boo bunnies they will be left forever with the great feeling of giving back. This will continue the chain of giving and hopefully impact someone in the future.

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Short evaluation of the program:

This was a really great program that will benefit' many people. The process to put this program together was a long one but it was very successful. So many donations came in and so many people helped make this program possible. It was an overall great program and a great experience and such a brilliant idea. However many residents showed interest in the program and did not come. One thing that maybe could have been done better is marketing and planning around residents so that they could participate. The point of the program was to interest the residents but the appeal may have been weaker than expected.

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How could this program be adapted to other campuses?

On other campuses this program could be adapted by finding an organization around the town or campus that needs support or donations or money and create a program geared to what they need and how you can help them. There are so many non-profits in this country that need the help of those with giving hearts. PLace donation boxes all around your campus and wait promote for people to give to the cause. A college campus is a great place to do service and give back to the community. You need hours and your are building character take advantage of the opportunities.

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Date of entry into database: 2018-10-31 20:25:55

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