Marietta College students are making a difference with a new organization called “Shake America”.
Sarah Brunner, a senior majoring in early childhood education, tells WMOA News the club came up at lunch with friends one day, during conversation on world problems.
“The club formed around raising awareness about issues and social injustices that college students can take part in, that we can impact on our campus,” says Brunner.
In October, ten students with Shake America sponsored a meal at the Daily Bread Kitchen, which serves lunch to the needy once a week at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Harmar village.
Already a weekly volunteer at the kitchen, Brunner says her fellow students experience was positive. “They said they loved it and have a great time volunteering – they had fun cooking and serving the food as well as meeting and talking with the people who come there.”
She says Shake America’s goal is to sponsor two events each semester, with the next one coming up this weekend with an Invisible Children rally in Washington D.C.
“Students from the College, including from Shake America, are all driving out together to participate and raise awareness about the cause of Invisible Children.”
Invisible Children is an international non-profit that seeks to end the atrocities of a rebel group in Central Africa called the Lord’s Resistance Army, which abuses and abducts children and forces them to become child soldiers.