Published on March 4, 2019
Updated on Nov. 18, 2019
On February 23rd, 2019, Mizzou’s Stamps Scholars participated in the Stamps National Day of Service.
The theme for this year’s Day of Service was commUNITY: uniting to serve. As a group, we volunteered at Rainbow House, a youth emergency shelter here in Columbia. Our tasks included organizing the toys in the backyard, cleaning up the playground, sorting the indoor toy room, organizing the garage, folding laundry, and cleaning out the refrigerators in their kitchen.
Rainbow House meets a fundamental need in our community by assisting at-risk youth. We completed the aforementioned cleaning tasks so that Rainbow House can continue to help children grow up in a safe environment.
As our own community of scholars, we believe that the term “community” unites humans to support the cause of humanity itself. Thus, by serving at Rainbow House, we fulfilled our definition of what it means to be a community.
Overall, it was exciting for us scholars to unite to serve our community. As the saying goes, to those whom much is given, much is expected. We are incredibly blessed by the Stamps Foundation and the University of Missouri to be Stamps Scholars and giving back to our community is one way we display our gratitude.
– Mizzou Stamps Scholars, classes of 2021 & 2022