Undergraduate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I was a senior at Ida Crown Jewish Academy when the pandemic hit. Our learning went remote at the time, and I began looking for ways to help out around the community. I saw it was difficult for families to get the groceries that they needed to live their daily lives. I started by helping my family first and then moved onto friends and community members. Over the course of three months, I had made almost 300 shopping trips. I spend my time trying to help others as much as possible. This was a way for me to give back to my family and community, who have supported me everyday. At first, I was worried about shopping for others. I put myself out into the scary world where sickness surrounded me. I was hesitant, but was willing to take the risk, for the health of others. Many of my clients were of older age and with pre-existing heath conditions. In order for them to stay safe and healthy, I put myself at risk, but it was one hundred percent worth it. There isn’t one regret that I have by shopping for others, except that I couldn’t help more people.