Humanics in Action: Giving Above & Beyond

Recently, Dakin was gifted with donations of much-needed pet food, paper towels, and other supplies by the Humanics in Action club at Springfield College. This student-run club runs year-round community-based service programs that allow students to connect with the Springfield community and plan activities and programs that they are passionate about.

The group chose to direct resources to Dakin after its secretary, Myah Baird, noticed a post on Instagram last summer. “It was about an organization that donated a scale to Dakin.  Our advisor wanted us to find different organizations in an effort to branch out in the Springfield community.  We had not donated any items or done anything with a humane society, so we thought it would be a good fit.”

Remarkably, their generosity didn’t stop there. The group also created wellness bags for the staff at Dakin. “We thought it might be difficult to make individual bags for the animals,” said Myah. “This gave us the idea to put together appreciation bags for the workers, especially after a tough year.” The bags included a variety of snacks along with hand cream, hand sanitizers, and inspirational signs.

It takes a mighty effort to create such an impactful act of giving.  According to Myah, “The main event that our club does is called Sip N' Serves. This is where students can gather and put together bags of items that we then donate to an organization.” She noted that it takes anywhere from 15-50 people to create the bags.

We salute the dedicated students who serve on the Humanics in Action club. Their sense of community is unwavering, and we appreciate the support they have shown to the animals – and people – at Dakin. “It makes everyone feel really good to do community service, especially since Springfield College focuses a lot on Humanics,” said Myah. “All of the people on our e-board and those who come to events all share the common love for community service and helping the community in any way that we can, especially when it includes animals.”

“All of us at Dakin were really touched by the bags we received, and they put a huge smile on everyone’s face,” stated Dakin’s Director of Development and Marketing Stacey Price.  “The past two years have been pretty difficult and it was heartwarming to be acknowledged in such a personal way.”

Dakin wishes these students a wonderful holiday season and we thank them for their kindness.

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