As a group of movers and shakers, sometimes sitting in the classroom is a tough necessity for students in the Social Entrepreneurship and Change program at Pepperdine. Being cooped up for multiple days in a learning environment is simultaneously invigorating and frustrating. We want to learn, but we also want to go and do.
That’s why, in the true spirit of entrepreneurship, Cohort 3 decided it would be Good to Give…something tangible we could do at each Face to Face Session to contribute to a cause (the go and do!) while we are in class (the sitting and learning!) Good to Give (or G2G as it’s affectionately known) is an in-kind donation program where SEC students collectively combine their resources to make a small dent on a societal issue.
So far this semester, G2G supported the local nonprofit Hats Off For Cancer. Hats Off For Cancer gives hats to kids who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. Their mission is to make a child’s day a bit happier and their smile a bit brighter. The organization was founded by a Pepperdine alumna, Tara Lawrence.
Hats Off For Cancer has donated over 1 million hats, and SEC is proud to have donated a few more. We hope the kids enjoy the hats as much as we enjoyed giving them.
If you’d like to learn more about HOC host your own hat drive, please visit http://hatsoffforcancer.org
If you’d like to make a suggestion for a future Good to Give drive, please contact Heather Myrick at Heather.Myrick@pepperdine.edu
A couple pictures of the hats we donated…and Ginny from Cohort 3 working on her modeling skills.
-Annalee Shelton and Heather Myrick
Originally published here: http://wavesofgood.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/good-to-give-donates-to-hats-off-for-cancer-hoc/