Start a Club... DO SOMETHING! (read if you want to make a difference)

You always hear... Its easy to start a club WELL I WANNA START ONE!... 

Have you ever heard of Do Something (also known as dosomething.org), Well I really want to start an IU chapter here!... Starting a new club involves work!  I am not sure how easy it is to do as a freshman or if that even matters but I do know that I need 5 IU students, a constitution, organization email address, and Advisor. Well I don't think that creating an email is going to be hard (since I have like 12) but I am really looking forward to finding someone else to start the club with me. I know my What's New IU counter part Ashley is going to help me but we need 3 other people because 5 - 2 is 3 (I think). We also need an advisor, I figured I'd save that for after I have 5 people but I think thats me putting it off. With the constituion..I think I will need 4 others to help me out!

What is Do Something?!?

Its a Non-Profit organization that promotes young adults (such as US) to get involved in social changes. Some of the campaigns that they have going on now is 50 cans, Give a Spit, Pics for Pets, Vote up or Shut up, and the Bully Text. Yeah, I know what you're thinking, these are some crazy campaign names but they really are for a good cause.

-The 50 cans is about recycling cans... "Recycling Aluminum Cans saves 95 % of the energy used to make alumnium cans from new materal."

-Give A Spit (love the name) campaign is all about mouth swab to see if you're a match for someonme who is diagnosed with blood cancer... We as students can make a difference and hold a drive!

-Pics for Pets is to help take wonderful pics of pets so that they get adopted because "Every year, approximately 3 to 4 million animals in Shellters are euthanized simply because they don't get adopted.. one reason they don't get adopted is because of bad pictures

- Bully Text is to help show people what their role is in bullying,.. "1 in 5 high school students say they are victims of bullying"... Chances are there are people here on the IU campus who are being bullied because bullying is everywhere! 

THESE ARE NOT THE ONLY CAMPAIGNS!!!!!!! WE CAN ALWAYS START OUR OWN!!!!

I am really passionate about social issues, and I would really love to Do Something and start a club make a difference and put a smile on someone's face. If you feel the same way as me or your just Pro- Social change PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know and we can become best friends (or not) and just start the club together! Email me at sgaspard@indiana.edu 

Thanks!

xo SC

About The Author
Sara Claire GaspardClass of 2016, Evanston, IL