by Claire Miller
When Atlanta was hit by severe weather in 2009 and residents in Cobb County lost their homes to damaging flood waters, the Student Affiliates in School Psychology organization (SASP) in the College of Education wanted to find a way to help.
Thus began “Cooked for a Cause,” SASP’s ongoing community service project that raises money through bake sales and other similar events.
During the first week of April, SASP hosted its latest “Cooked for a Cause” event – a three-day bake sale in the College of Education that raised $576 to donate to the Japan-America Society of Georgia to support their Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.
“We do a lot of advocacy and social justice in our field, and we try to incorporate that into our events,” said Kizzy Albritton, SASP President.
Adrienne Perkins, a school psychology doctoral student and coordinator of the bake sale added, “Members of SASP, as well as the entire Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, worked together to make this bake sale another success.”
SASP is a student organization in the COE’s Department of Counseling and Psychological Services that offers networking opportunities, mentoring, professional development and community service projects to students in school psychology.
For more information about SASP, visit http://education.gsu.edu/cps/6060.html. To find out more about the Japan-America Society of Georgia and their fundraising efforts, visit http://www.jasgeorgia.org/eng/node/178.