Swipe4Searcy will take its business from the cafeteria to the Children’s Homes campus for its next event.
According to sophomores Quentin Parker and Curt Baker, the plan is for Harding students to share a meal with kids from the Children’s Homes. Along with dinner, the students are encouraged to strike up conversations with the kids.
Parker hopes to see a big response from the students to help make the night a success. There are around 50 kids at the Children’s Homes, but Parker wants a bigger number of students.
“The vision is to have around 100 Harding students come and share a meal with kids and hang around after for some fun games to help interact with them,” Parker said.
Aramark will work with Baker and Parker to provide meals for the event. Parker said he will need 110-120 students to swipe to cover the amount of food made.
Baker said the logistics of transporting the boxes to the campus has not been worked out yet.
According to Parker, the idea to work with the Children’s Homes came after talking Andrew Baker, the director of the Mitchell Center for Leadership and Ministry.
“We sat in a room and threw around some ideas concerning sharing a meal with kids, and when the Children’s Homes came up, I thought Harding students would jump on that,” Parker said.
Baker said he hopes this event will move students to realize they can make a difference in the community.
“(Students) realizing that there’s a Children’s Homes here may spark them to plan a further event for the kids, the snowball effect could be awesome,” Baker said.
There is not a scheduled date for the event yet, but Parker hopes for it to happen soon.
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