The class project becomes a donation campaign for foster children
With the help of a few friends and classmates, Laura Guldin organized her mission for a class project in her specialty seminary class at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, deciding to take the opportunity to help others to collect basic necessities for the children of our communities, living with foster families.
The response from her community was more than she could ever have imagined.
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- Laura Guldin is a student at Jefferson Community College in Watertown
- Guldin, who received a wrap-up project in his specialty seminary class, created a campus fundraiser to collect items for children in foster care.
- Guldin says the motivation is personal, as she knows not only the foster parents, but the children as well.
“It makes you grateful and extremely happy because I know these kids need these things and it’s not something that they get easily, you know. So I am very grateful that people are willing to give their time and money to help these children, ”he said.
Over the course of two days, Laura’s drive helped bring together just about everything from diapers and hygiene products to toys and new clothes. Things for newborns, right up to older teens.
“Shoes, you know, jackets, shirts, pants. Anything a child could use, ”she explained.
As Laura and her team took a little break after the campaign ended, they had the chance to sit down, not only to thank each other for their work, but to reflect on their own lives and why. which it means so much to them.
For Laura, it’s personal and as her life has brought her here, she has come to know not only a number of adoptive parents, but also adopted children.
“That’s all we have in our homes, but these kids are basically taken from where they lived and placed in a brand new home and often no one really knows it’s going to happen right away until this is happening and there is no time for these kids to take anything away. They don’t have that availability. It’s almost come, you have to come with us, ”she said.
And that’s why it’s those little things Laura says make a world of difference and take one less thing off what is a very stressful plate.
As concerns about COVID continue to grow in the decline of those vaccinated, Laura says she hopes to organize another larger campaign in the fall.