I am a student at Fashion Institute of Technology
I hope you create a charitable wish list or registry.
My name is Melissa. I enjoy drawing and painting. In the future, I want to be an advocate for women's rights. I want to ensure that women everywhere have the ability to go to school and have their basic needs met.
I study illustration at FIT in New York. Illustration involves a lot of drawing and painting.
My Extracurricular Activities
I like to hang out with my family and friends, listen to music, and walk around the city.
My Sports Activities
I don't play sports, but I would like to learn how to play soccer or tennis.
Honors and Awards
I am in my college's honors program.
What I am Doing for a Better World
My Favorite Causes
Women and Girls
Regions and Countries I Care About
Africa, Caribbean, Central America, East Asia, Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, South Asia, United States
Ethnic Groups Whose Charities I Care About
African American, Arabic, East Asian, Latinx / Hispanic, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Persian, South Asian
My Volunteering and Community Service
When I was in high school, I used to volunteer for the YMCA. I would work at their open houses. Also, I am required to do community service for my school's honors program. I have volunteered at Brooklyn Bridge Park removing weeds. I have volunteered at an animal shelter cleaning and organizing their inventory. In September, I volunteered at the Food Bank for New York City. This is an organization that collects food donations at the farmer's market in Union Square and donates them to a church. From these experiences, I have learned the importance of helping others. I have also learned that there are many different ways in which you can help people.
My Charitable Wish List on Changing The Present
I love the idea of people donating instead of buying unwanted presents. It is a much more meaningful way to show your love.