Emily Massey’s Senior Capstone Experience

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Emily Massey’s Senior Capstone Experience. Benefits of Helping Others. Studies. Professor Lara Aknin’s study Thoits Study Paul Arnstein’s study The Detroit Study. Benefits of Helping Others. Less Depression Greater Calmness Fewer pains Better health Longer life expectancy. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Emily Masseys Senior Capstone ExperienceBenefits of Helping OthersProfessor Lara Aknins studyThoits StudyPaul Arnsteins study The Detroit StudyStudies2Less DepressionGreater CalmnessFewer painsBetter healthLonger life expectancy

Benefits of Helping OthersOxytocinOvercoming fearsBuffers stressIncreases social tranquilityDopamineSoothing effectSerotoninTreats depressionChemicals

VolunteeringInternal Medicine-Tyler L. Hanson, MD

Pediatrician-Dawn M. Larson, MDShadowingTwo signs donated from JoAnn Munkvold$5 for 1 ticket and $20 for 5 ticketsSold tickets at:Olivet Methodist ChurchSanta Clause Day3 basketball gamesRaised over $700

Raffle Tickets

Giving out signsDrawingSelling at gamesSelling at Santa DayCollections boxes placed:Fall concertWinter concertOlivet & Menno ChurchesSchool FACS room

Sorted by studentsCollected 120 stuffed animalsNew & Used Stuffed Animals

Non-profit organization that provides homemade security blankets to children in need.Requirements:HomemadeAny KindAny Size0-18 years old

Wed. February 26, 2014At the Menno Old Gym7:00-9:00 p.m.

Blanket Tying Night

100 used stuffed animals Delivery Day

Clothing Closet in Yankton, SD100 blankets to the hospital 20 new stuffed animals1 blanket to a cancer patient in Wessington SpringsDelivery Day

Sorting BlanketsLoading the vehicleArriving at the hospitalAvera Sacred Heart HospitalHospital

Faculty Advisor:Mrs. Roberta StoebnerMentor:Mrs. Carla HummelBraxtonSophomoresElizabeth- I loved being able to work hard with everyone and make a competition out of how many blankets we could make. We all had the same ambition to help kids and that is what motivated us to make so many.Tyus- I loved gathering with friends to help people in need. Coming from a rough family history, I know what it is like to be in need. It was a great feeling to have fun and still help people.

JuniorsNatalie- I enjoyed doing it for a great cause and knowing that I helped someone out.Austin- I really enjoyed making a difference and spending time with great friends.

SeniorsChristina- I felt the benefits of helping others in a huge way and enjoyed helping out kids. It was a fun project and very successful senior project.Nathan- I liked visiting with everyone and helping kids.

Quotes From Menno StudentsFaculty Advisor- Mrs. Roberta StoebnerMentor- Mrs. Carla HummelEnglish Teacher- Mrs. Kay SmidtShadowing- Dr. LarsonShadowing- Dr. HansonDonating signs- JoAnn MunkvoldShirts- Cindy KirschenmenChurch Collection Boxes- Olivet & MennoUsing the gym- Menno Public School

Thank YouSenior Project