April 19, 2019
At the April 6 Devils in Disguise, Arizona State University’s largest student-led day of service, 939 student volunteers contributed more than 3,000 hours of service to more than 30 organizations across the Valley. The service hours equated to a value of $76,290 to the nonprofits.
Student organizations had the chance to host service sites, and nonprofit organizations could register to participate. Students signed up for opportunities on all four campuses through Changemaker @ ASU at organizations such as Midwest Food Bank, the Japanese Friendship Garden, Stardust, Million Dollar Teacher and more.
One organization that students volunteered with was the Amanda Hope Project.
The organization supports children from ages newborn to 18 years who are diagnosed with cancer, sickle cell disease or other life-threatening illnesses. While at Devils in Disguise, volunteers created gifts for children diagnosed with cancer.
Alyssa Tong, a senior at ASU studying biology, helped design covers for chemotherapy bags with the Amanda Hope Project at ASU’s Tempe campus. The covers were created out of fabric to cover a chemotherapy product, which uncovered can be scary for young patients to see.
Tong said she enjoys doing service projects.
“I love finding new organizations to volunteer with, so I saw this as a really good opportunity to do that,” Tong said.
Several other organizations participated as well. Other volunteers created no-sew tie pillows to hand out to people experiencing homelessness.
Susanna Eckstein, a sophomore at ASU studying broadcast journalism, has volunteered at Changemaker days of service before.
“It’s just really fun to be around your friends while also doing something good for people,” Eckstein said.
Abbey Lagman, a sophomore at ASU studying Spanish and family studies and human development, said this was her first time volunteering with Devils in Disguise.
Eckstein and Lagman volunteered with The Rotaract Club of Arizona State University, a campus group that coordinates service projects and volunteers for community organizations.
“We kind of heard about [Devils in Disguise] from our officers, and then we got the sign-up to do it, and we are a service club, so we just got to come out today to work with ASU to do Devils in Disguise,” Lagman said.
Changemaker Central @ ASU hosts days of service events on all four campuses throughout the year.