This post was written by Taylor Weaver
George Washington's women's track junior Malone Gabor has been named GW's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for her outstanding dedication to serving the community during the month of October.
Gabor is a member of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and The Advocacy Project. The IRC is an organization that helps to resettle refugees in the DMV area while The Advocacy Project is a human-rights organization in Washington, D.C., that helps rape survivors in Mali by teaching them to hand make and sell soaps.
In the IRC, Gabor mostly works with fundraising and promoting awareness of the organization. Currently, they are planning a few events to help accomplish this, including a strategic crisis simulation. For The Advocacy Project, she says her involvements is a team effort.
"GW student-athletes helped The Advocacy Project by selling these soaps at farmers markets in DC, with all profits going straight back to the survivors in Mali," said Gabor.
Also, in true GW fashion, Gabor as also been involved with the 2016 election. She recently has been volunteering with the Clinton Campaign by contacting voters to make sure they know where, when, and how to vote as well as answering questions and provide support to registered voters.
On being involved with the IRC, Gabor says, "The most memorable part of working with the IRC was the opportunity to see one of the largest refugee camps in the world through virtual reality. It was shocking and endless. This was an incredible, eye-opening experience."
Gabor has done other community projects since becoming a Colonial, but her main goal is to impact the community.
"As a Division I Student-Athlete, I believe that the community does so much for us, in terms of support and recognition, that is important for us to support our community with what they need," said Gabor. "It also gives us a chance to help a cause that we are very passionate about."