His project was to aid the homeless by providing The Boulevard Family Residence, a local emergency homeless shelter, with basic supplies. Through his project, Campbell has helped about 200 families and a total of 350 children.
According to Campbell, he anticipated the most difficulty in getting people to donate. He set up donation boxes at his school in Jackson Heights and Maspeth Federal Savings Bank and soon saw results.
“The project was time consuming and often stressful, but I know it was worth it,” Campbell said. “I decided to do this particular project because I felt it was the biggest thing that I could organize that would help people directly.”
Campbell welcomed donations of diapers, baby formula, school supplies, toiletries, books, business attire and recreational items.
While working to aid the homeless shelter, Campbell said he also personally gained valuable skills and knowledge.
“I feel that I learned about having to take the initiative and being a leader, as is the goal of the project,” he said. “After delivering all of the donations I felt pleased that it was over and gratified knowing that the work I had done and encouraged others to do would help some people.”