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You have helped empower students on our campus to pursue their passions – and improve our communities. See the winners below. And, while it’s too late to vote, it’s never too late to get involved. Find out more about all of Capital’s organizations and community service opportunities here.

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Fight childhood cancer

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Up 'til Dawn is a student-led, student-run philanthropic program to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

We work to educate people and raise funds, and then we come together at the Up 'til Dawn Celebration event, where we sacrifice a night of sleep in honor of the patients and families who have many sleepless nights at the hospital.

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Support urban farming

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The Hoover Y Community Learning Center provides many opportunities to families in Columbus. We need help to provide plants and tools so that the staff can teach sustainable, organic gardening practices to members of the community who are interested in growing their own food.

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  • Hoover Y Community Learning Center
  • Hoover Y Community Learning Center
  • Hoover Y Community Learning Center
  • Hoover Y Community Learning Center
  • Hoover Y Community Learning Center
  • Hoover Y Community Learning Center

Help children in the Dominican Republic

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Alternative Spring Break is an opportunity to effect change and counter social injustice in the world. We travel to the Dominican Republic during spring break to perform service and help children in areas stricken by poverty. But that’s just the beginning. When we come back to campus, we live out what we learned so we can make our own community a better place.

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  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Alternative Spring Break

Help the homeless

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Help support various events on campus during Homelessness Awareness Week, including our drive to collect blankets, linens, food, and coats for the disadvantaged in our community. Students will have the chance to participate in poverty simulation activities, including spending the night outdoors on campus — and creating shelter for the evening using whatever materials they can find, such as boxes and tarps.

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  • Homelessness Awareness Week
  • Homelessness Awareness Week
  • Homelessness Awareness Week
  • Homelessness Awareness Week
  • Homelessness Awareness Week

Serve the community during orientation

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Service is an important part of being a student at Capital University. Your vote can help provide funding for Capital students’ first service project, which is held on Saturday, August 25 during fall orientation. This is the first opportunity for students to get active on campus and in the community.

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  • Orientation Service
  • Orientation Service
  • Orientation Service
  • Orientation Service
  • Orientation Service

Build housing for those in need

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Help support ReStore Saturday service trips at Capital. Students participate in winter building projects and help at ReStore locations in the Columbus area.

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  • ReStore
  • ReStore
  • ReStore

Fuel social activism

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On Capital's campus, ONELIFE aims to be a face of giving and social activism. Students in the organization pick issues they are passionate about and raise awareness or funds for the nonprofit organizations that serve those needs. Funding will provide marketing and materials for events that feature speakers on various service topics.

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Study in Cuba

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Each year, Capital students study abroad in order to gain a broader perspective on the world. (See photos of past trips at the right.) This year’s trip is to Cuba. Though it's only 90 miles from the United States, Cuba provides opportunities to learn about a culture that feels worlds away from our own. Your support will help fund a short-term interdisciplinary study abroad trip to Cuba for the 2012–13 academic year.

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Empower women in difficult situations

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Help support the Ladies of Distinction mentorship program. In this program, Capital students reach out to local high school students who are struggling with difficult issues and encourage them to develop into successful, strong women.

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  • Ladies of Distinction
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  • Ladies of Distinction
  • Ladies of Distinction
  • Ladies of Distinction
  • Ladies of Distinction

Educate about cancer

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Relay for Life is an overnight, relay-style event that honors those affected by cancer. Funding would support this event, which is held annually on campus. This event involves the surrounding community and is used as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, who fights to save lives threatened by all types of cancer across the country.

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  • Relay for Life
  • Relay for Life
  • Relay for Life
  • Relay for Life
  • Relay for Life
  • Relay for Life
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  • Relay for Life
  • Relay for Life
  • Relay for Life
  • Relay for Life

Raise hunger awareness

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Help support Capital's annual Hunger Awareness Week by providing funding for various campus events, such as the Hunger Banquet, poverty simulations, and food drives. Participating students will have the chance to experience firsthand how income level affects food distribution across the world.

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  • Hunger Awareness Week
  • Hunger Awareness Week
  • Hunger Awareness Week
  • Hunger Awareness Week
  • Hunger Awareness Week

Promote AIDS awareness

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Help to fund campus events, such as hosting guest speakers, movies, and a candlelight vigil, as well as possibly bringing sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to campus for viewing.

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  • AIDS Awareness
  • AIDS Awareness
  • AIDS Awareness
  • AIDS Awareness

End hunger with art

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Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger, supported at Capital by social work and art therapy students. The basic premise is simple: Potters, craftspeople, educators, and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization that works to end hunger and food insecurity. Funds from this campaign would provide the materials for constructing the bowls and would help support the on-campus event.

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  • Bowls
  • Bowls
  • Bowls

Support MLK Day of Learning

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The MLK Day of Learning is a great tradition at Capital University. This is not a day off for our community, but rather a day "on." Help support the annual campus-wide service project held on MLK Day to celebrate the holiday and the man it honors.

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  • MLK Day of Learning
  • MLK Day of Learning
  • MLK Day of Learning
  • MLK Day of Learning

Study science in Central America

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Sponsor a biology research trip as part of Capital's short-term study abroad options. Participating students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with communities in Central America in a clinical or research setting.

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  • Biology research trip
  • Biology research trip
  • Biology research trip
  • Biology research trip
  • Biology research trip
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Develop community mediation centers

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To help the Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone, we're partnering with the Capital University Law School Center on Dispute Resolution, working together to open a community mediation center and sponsor a school-based peer mediation center.

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