By Adam Hornbuckle
The Be the Change club is planning to hold a ‘Positivity Sale’ every day during common hour, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16 through Thursday Oct.19. The event will take place in Hillwood Commons at a table in front of the Fishbowl. This is the Be the Change club’s second year holding this event, and the club’s first event of the fall semester.
The event is called a “Positivity Sale” because the club will be selling not only baked goods, but offering positive sentiments as well. Participants will be able to write out a “Positive Post-It Note” and stick it on the glass windows that look into the Fishbowl. They will also be able to make a compliment card to give to a friend, receive tips on how to stay happy and learn about ways they can make a positive impact in the world.
Adam Silverstein, the club’s President and a sophomore social work major hopes the event will build on the success it had last year. “This is the Be The Change Club’s second time running this event; the first Positivity Sale served as the club’s first-ever event on campus after it started up in the Fall 2016 semester,” Silverstein said.
“The club feels that this is the perfect event to start off the semester with, as it is a great opportunity for the club to introduce itself to the rest of the campus and show what it does to stand for the values of love, compassion, kindness, and peace,” Silverstein said. “The club is really excited for an awesome week and an amazing year.”
Half of all proceeds will be donated to the Challenge Day organization, which creates and runs workshops designed to foster people’s social and emotional growth, and the other half will be donated to hurricane relief efforts to help victims of the recent Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma.
During the week of the Positivity Sale, the club will host another event called “I Love Myself Because…” This event will be an open discussion about what the attendees love and appreciate about themselves and each other. “I Love Myself Because…” will be held in the End Zone at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct 17 and Wednesday, Oct 18. “At the event we’ll talk about the importance of self-love and what we can do to increase our self-esteem and take good care of ourselves.” Silverstein said.
Students interested in joining the Be the Change Club can email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org