Our chapter is proud to announce the acceptance of a $7500 grant to renovate the grounds at Oasis Catolico
Our service chair, Carolyn Adam, worked hard to submit a proposal for a sustainable service grant graciously donated by an alumnus to Volunteer UGA.
Oasis Catolico is a local community center that serves the impoverished Hispanic community of Athens. This center is home to a preschool and after-school tutoring center for Hispanic children. It also serves as a center for community parties, food drop-offs, and Sunday Mass. Currently, the grounds of Oasis are very run-down, and there is no real playground for the children.
Throughout the next year, the members of MEDLIFE at UGA will be working to build a playground for the children, renovate the volleyball court, add new picnic tables, and improve the driveway to the center. The chapter will also be engaging the Oasis community members in health education programs.
With this initiative, we hope to further engage our current members in the Athens community, and increase our member base by recruiting volunteers for our exciting plans.
So again, what're you waiting for? Come get involved!