LaShonda Dailey completed her Capstone Project for Eastern Michigan University at SOS this past semester. She truly went above and beyond for SOS. LaShonda created a front desk training manual, resource manual, and hosted a canned food drive, diaper drive and fundraiser.

Her fundraising efforts resulted in an amazing $1,665 raised to buy food and diapers, and more than 400 in-kind items donated!  She also volunteered in the food pantry and helped manage the coat drive/distribution.

LaShonda said she chose to intern with SOS because “they have a heart that cares for the community. I believe in their mission and their results speak for themselves.” She continues, “I also felt great vibes from the agency as a whole and the volunteer coordinator [Tracey Anderson] was very helpful, warm and kind.”

One memory that really sticks with LaShonda is when they had a very busy day at the pantry with 130 visitors in a single shift! “All hands were on deck, we all served with a smile while engaging with the clients.”

Reflecting back, LaShonda says that “Volunteering at SOS has been a humbling and fulfilling experience. It has benefited me by knowing that I can help make a difference in someone’s life.”     

orange boxes decorated with fall leaves and text reading "Showing thanks, giving hope."

Boxes used to collect food during Thanksgiving food drive