Jan. 12, 2010
Tim Steflik, Shawnee State University alumni, has been working in the Peace Corps since graduating in 2010 in Zavet, Bulgaria. He works with underprivileged troubled boys as a youth development volunteer.
When he called on SSU to help with some warm clothing for the boys who only had one shirt to wear, SSU student Mandie Maxwell, of Wooster, Ohio, coordinated a clothing drive for them. Within a couple of weeks, she recruited volunteers and sent more than 40 shirts and 30 pairs of socks to the boys.
Steflik organized a Christmas party with sports games and gave out presents for the boys. He wrapped the socks and toothbrushes and toothpaste his dentist in Georgia sent for the boys.
"The kids absolutely loved the clothes and they were very grateful for everything they received," Steflik said. "Overall, I was so happy to see the kids smiling all day and having more warm clothes to wear for a cold winter."