END7 Student of the Month: Heather Priedhorsky

 

Executives of Creativity for Change. From left to right: Annie Kehler, Jenn Oswald, Sarah Menke, Heather Priedhorsky

Executives of Creativity for Change. From left to right: Annie Kehler, Jenn Oswald, Sarah Menke, Heather Priedhorsky

As a School of Theatre Arts student, there is little time and opportunity to volunteer. That’s why three of my best friends and I created the student organization Creativity For Change. Our goal is to use the arts to bring global awareness and positive change to Illinois Wesleyan University.

All four of us are fans of Sevenly, a clothing company that donates $7 for every purchase to the organization of the week. Over the summer, Sevenly paired with END7 and that is when I first heard about END7. I brought END7 to the table as our organization to work with this semester and everyone agreed that it was the best choice. Almost every college student has 50 cents to spare which is why we decided to create Entertain to END7.

Entertain to END7 was a cabaret we put together of student performers. From singers to slam poetry to improv, we had it all. It was an amazing collaboration of people from all over campus. In addition to the event itself, we set up a donation page online and sent it to friends and family.

In total, Entertain to END7 raised over $800. We were so overwhelmed by the generosity of the people around us. Entertain to END7 wouldn’t have happened without all of the wonderful performers who donated their time, along with our stage manager, and of course my fellow Creativity For Change founders.

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