Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

Kay Oghoghorie paints a dull wooden barn for horses that are rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed, Thursday, March 28, 2014, at the All About Equines Animal Rescue in El Dorado Hills. Instead of spending spring break sunning on a tropical beach somewhere, 45 Sacramento State students participated in an Alternative Break, a college program designed to help students get involved in different community non-profits during their week off.

Exposures: I Care: It’s spring break, but no beaches

Published: Sunday, Mar. 30, 2014 - 7:13 pm
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 30, 2014 - 7:19 pm

Spattered in beige paint flecks, Kay Oghoghorie livens up a dull wooden barn for horses that are rescued, rehabilitated and adopted out to new owners. Instead of spending spring break sunning on a tropical beach somewhere, 45 Sacramento State students participated in Alternative Break, a college program that gets students involved in community nonprofits during their week off.

“It’s great to see there are students who want to go out in the community and use their time productively,” says Oghoghorie, a student assistant at Sac State’s Community Engagement Center who coordinated the program. The 23-year-old senior spent last week working at a community garden for Soil Born Farms; cleaning donated items at the Sacramento Habitat For Humanity ReStore; putting together food packages for Meals on Wheels by ACC; helping maintain 200 trees for the Sacramento Tree Foundation; and painting a barn at the All About Equine Animal Rescue.

“It’s been a busy week,” she says. “I love it.”

To suggest a community volunteer for the I Care column, contact lsterling@sacbee.com

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