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Students Paint a Source of Light for the Cape May Community

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Lindsay Burton

On Saturday, April 7, the Student Leader Executive Board (SLEB) hosted a service project titled “Paint A Canvas.” Students and faculty members were invited to paint an inspirational quote or warm picture on a canvas that will be delivered to the Ohio Living Cape May Retirement Community.

The idea was developed to bring a source of light into the lives of the residents that live there. This gesture will allow them to have a painting made especially for them this spring.

Thirteen volunteers were in attendance, which amounted to thirteen beautiful canvases painted. Lindsay Burton, a participant in the service project, said, “I am an art minor here at Wilmington College and I thought it would be a nice experience.”

Olivia Wendel also volunteered her time and painted a sunflower. “I wanted to brighten the lives of the elderly and this was the perfect way to do so,” she shared.

Service is one aspect of the Wilmington College campus that all students know about and each student serves for a different reason. Lindsay said, “Service means getting involved in the community and to me that means a lot.”

“Service is an opportunity to be a spokesperson for the new generation that cares for the community.” – Olivia Wendel

Olivia Wendel

Nowadays, service can have a negative connotation among the younger generations. Olivia Wendel wants to change that. “Service is an opportunity to be a spokesperson for the new generation that cares for the community.”

SLEB would like to personally thank all of the volunteers who dedicated their time and talents to creating magnificent paintings for the Ohio Living Cape May Retirement Community.

Ariana Riccardi

My name is Ariana Riccardi and I am a Sophomore majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. I am an avid reader and I love to write. When I am not writing newspaper articles, you can find me watching The West Wing or hanging out with my friends. I am very active on campus. I am apart of the Honors Program, the Peace Corps Prep Program, I am an RA, PR for Amnesty International, SLEB Grand Socials Chair, APB Comedy Chair, a peer mentor, secretary and PR for RSA, Fundraiser Chair for the Relay for Life Committee, Westheimer Peace Symposium board member, It's On Us member, Student Alumni Association, and NASA.


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