Q & A: with Peyton Edmonds

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Peyton Edmonds

Last Saturday you volunteered your time to the Souper Bowl Weekend of Caring. Why did you decide to volunteer for this?

I pretty much just did it because it was on my email, but also because I did something like it back home in Texas.

What kind of work did you do at the Souper Bowl Weekend of Caring?

We packed food for kids pretty much. We just put food inside of bags, which then they put into backpacks to send home over the weekend.

What kind of volunteer projects have you done in the past?

The one related to that, we packed food for families, like, for Christmas; more holiday related things. I’ve done a lot of things for Special Olympics, different sports like basketball, track and field, tennis. And then, I’ve tutored and stuff like that.

Why do you like to volunteer?

I pretty much do because it makes you feel like you’re actually doing something that you don’t really expect anything in return. And, for example, what we just did, you know, it’s helping a lot of kids that cant really help themselves.

Did the Souper Bowl Weekend of Caring have anything to do with the Super Bowl besides the fact that is was on Super Bowl weekend?

No, I think it was just the name because it was that weekend.

Well, did you watch the Super Bowl?

No.

But you know which teams were playing right?

The Patriots ... and I don’t know who else.

That’s okay, that’s not the important thing here. What did you learn from volunteering at this event?

I learned that child hunger isn’t just in third world countries. I mean, its right in our neighborhoods, so that was kind of surprising.

Do you think you’ll do something like this again?

If presented the opportunity, then definitely.

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