2010 Queensborough Leadership Team


Autism Speaks Toy Drive and Fundraiser


Project Description

The 2010 QCC ASAP Leadership Team planned a week-long fundraiser for autism awareness that included a bake sale and toy drive. They collaborated with Autism Speaks, a national organization, to receive promotional materials about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society. They engaged fellow ASAP students to donate bake goods for the bake sale and used creative ways to get the word out about their cause and fundraiser, including traveling from campus office to campus office when the rain limited attendance at their outdoors bake sale. Through their tireless efforts they were able to raise $1700.

2010 QCC ASAP Leadership Team

 Eve Johnson, Gurpreet Kaur, Melissa Tiffany, Echevers Obermeier, Danielle Izzo (Advisor Facilitator)



How did you decide on this project, and what do you hope to achieve?

Gurpreet: As a group we discussed what we wanted to do for our event, and we figured that there are many charities that are helping our community; however, we wanted something that sparked interest for all of us and we all had a passion for children. Our goal was to raise awareness.


What have you learned through planning this project together?

Melissa: I learned to be a better leader.  There is always one person who usually wants to take control. Even though there were four of us, we all took on different roles. We all were equal, everyone had to learn to be leaders and work together.


Do you have any advice to give to future ASAP Leadership participants?

Melissa: They should be honored and take advantage of the opportunity to practice and work together. Let everyone participate and be a part of the process.