Sebastian Hinestroza saw an opportunity he couldn’t, and didn’t, pass up at the Campus Life Center Wednesday afternoon.
The Campus Activities Board coordinated several projects to help students remember Valentine’s Day with making candy jars, writing Valentine cards to children at the Greenville Children’s Hospital and Fall In Love with Sororities (FISL).
Hinestroza, of Pi Kappa Phi, took advantage to write a note to his mom, Luisu. “She was a single mom and raised me since I was little,” Hinestroza said. “Me and my mom, that’s what Valentine’s is about.”
Carson Murphy, graduate assistant for the Campus Activities Board, helps coordinate campus programs that fill a busy calendar for students.
The candy jars had a myriad of stickers, glitter and trinkets for decorations and of course there was plenty of candy.
“We came here at 11 a.m. with sixty jars and that’s all we have left,” Murphy said pointing to about 12 jars a little after noon. “It’s something small students can create and fill for Valentine’s.”
Murphy said, “we want to keep visibility around (the CLC) with projects for students through the organizations.”
Charlotte Tucker, Vice President of Zeta Tau Alpha, heard from a sister’s family member the need for children at the Shriners Hospital to receive Valentine’s cards. “We have the people to do it so we can make the children not feel left out,” Tucker said.
• Student organizations that want to promote service projects should leave a flyer or information in The Carolinian’s mailbox in CLC or email Executive Editor Melissa Breazeale at firstname.lastname@example.org.