A Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Capstone project taught Declan Lemole ’24 something unexpected: Service work is never done.
When news broke about the Russian invasion of Ukraine more than a year ago, he decided that his project’s focus would be on helping Ukrainian refugees or those injured in conflict. Initially, Lemole raised and sent more than $1,000 via the nonprofit United Ukrainian American Relief Committee toward his project, SCH Supports Ukraine, which won the Social Impact Studio Award in 2022. As the war raged on, he realized that his work was not done. With the help of his father who is a physician, he collected, packaged, and sent medical supplies donated from a local hospital, such as catheters and gauze, to Ukraine.
“Going forward, I will stay alert for more opportunities to help,” says Lemole. “I realize that no service project really ends; the commitment is ongoing.