April 6, 2011
As part of one of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s service projects, ten Clemson student-athletes volunteered their time on Saturday, April 2 to visit with the children of Helping Hands of Clemson, a non-profit emergency shelter for neglected and abused children in the surrounding areas. During the visit, the student-athletes played with the kids outside on the playground and had a cookout with them for lunch.
“Being able to invest our time with these children was a true blessing and the time spent with them not only had a positive impact on the kids, but we were able to walk away with a very special impression that the kids made on us as well,” said women’s soccer player Callie Cavanaugh. “The children are truly amazing and have so much to offer. Having the opportunity to make such a positive impact on the lives of these kids can make quite the difference in our own lives as well.”
Helping Hands opened its doors in 1984 and quickly grew to become the state’s largest emergency shelter for children in South Carolina. It relies heavily on volunteers and donations to sustain the services it offers. SAAC plans to continue its volunteer efforts with Helping Hands.
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