Meiklejohn Student Leaders Hold Check with Nonprofit

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This is the time of the year when the Spark Change program has the most impact on the community.  This program provides a hands-on experience in philanthropy as students collect change to donate to nonprofits of their choice.

Starting in the fall, student leaders spend time researching and making some tough decisions.  They need to decide who they want to help, how they want to help, how much do they want to give, and which organizations should receive donations.  Some students decide to complete smaller service projects like hosting a food drive while others like to get their hands dirty and pick up trash in the park or put together a bee hive.  Some students choose to collect change to purchase products for a service project or to grant an organization money.  One of the hardest decisions of all is how to spend the collected money.  Some students choose to give small amounts to multiple organizations while others choose to give huge amounts to a couple organizations.

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