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Indian American High Schooler Organized Food Drive at SoCal Senior Center


Aarav Vanamareddy


ORANGE, CA- An Indian American high schooler in Southern California has taken his volunteerism to another level, creating two initiatives to help seniors in Orange, California.

Aarav Vanamareddy, a junior at Canyon High School in Anaheim, has been volunteering at the Orange Senior Center for the past two years. However, since the spike of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aarav has taken that a step up.

The teenager helped push for two initiatives to ramp up the effort to support the seniors at the center.

Among the initiatives included organizing a fundraiser food drive, during which he helped in donating about 500 pounds of food for the center.

In addition to the food drive, Aarav also helped provide pandemic-centric supplies.

During the peak of the pandemic, Aarav sewed and distributed around 100 face masks to the seniors in the Center.

The teen continues to support and volunteer at the center.

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