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Volunteer Spotlight: Meghan Amorosa

Project Sunshine - Canada

Meghan Amorosa, a former Project Sunshine intern and current founding Chapter Leader of Project Sunshine at Georgetown University, initially got involved with Project Sunshine because she loved the mission and was interested in exploring the idea of becoming a Child Life Specialist.

"During my internship with Project Sunshine in New York, every day presented new challenges in planning and organizing events all over the city, and there was nothing more satisfying than seeing an event come together and the effect that it would have on the children and their families," says Meghan.

At the end of Meghan´┐Żs internship, she decided that she wanted to continue with Project Sunshine by founding a college chapter at her university, Georgetown. Meghan used her acumen to recruit students at her campus to join her chapter. She then trained them and started planning Sending Sunshine programs on campus and Direct Service programs at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Since Meghan started her Project Sunshine chapter two years ago, the membership has more than doubled in size and they have increased their hospital visits to once a week. Now that Meghan is a senior and about to graduate, she is excited for the chapter she founded to continue to flourish under the leadership of the incoming chapter leader, Nick Santaniello.

"It is extremely satisfying to know that when I leave Georgetown in a few months, Project Sunshine Georgetown will be left in wonderful hands and I will have left a mark not only on my university but also on Project Sunshine as an organization."

After graduation, Meghan plans to move back north to New York to attend Bank Street College to pursue a Masters of Child Life and to keep volunteering with Project Sunshine!

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