Charity Meets: Alssya Broome
Name: Alssya Broome
Twitter Handle: @lyss40
Facebook Page: facebook.com/alssyab
What are three words that best describe you? ambitious, fun, outgoing
Why is giving back is important to you?
Giving back is important to me because I am helping those who may not be able to help themselves. When you see the amazing outcomes that occur when you give back, you can’t help but feel so great and want to continue to do more to help!
How has giving back helped you?
Giving back has helped me meet amazing people in my life. Through my THON organization at Penn State, I have strengthened previous friendships and made some really amazing friends. We all have also had the opportunity to meet inspiring people.
How do you incorporate giving back into your life?
I incorporate giving back in my life by spreading the message of THON everyday and helping others become supporters and give back! My friends and I decided to start our own special interest THON organization at Penn State to incorporate giving back even more into our lives. DASH is in our start-up years but was able to do amazing things in our very first year! To follow our efforts and to donate to the cause, follow us on twitter @dashftk
Which charities are near and dear to you and why?
I love THON because of everything is stands for. Although I love and support many charities, The Penn State IFC/ Panhellenic Dance Marathon, THON, is the one I am most active in!
When it comes to your own philanthropic efforts, what do you look back and feel made the largest impact on those that you set out to help?
What is the most creative fundraising idea you’ve come across? Definitely THON! A 46 hour no sitting no sleeping dance
marathon to benefit the Hershey Medical Center and the Four Diamonds Fund. It’s super creative, fun and memorable
What are some must- attend charity events for you?
THON! THON will be held February 19-21, 2016 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA!
What brands do you wear most often? GAP/Old Navy, Charlotte Russe, H&M, anything from Target!
What is your favorite beauty product? Burt’s Bees has amazing all-natural products I love!
How would you describe your home décor? Bright and fun with a lot of pictures of friends and family everywhere!
What is your secret for hosting a great party? The right people, playlist and drinks makes for a great party!
Favorite food: PIZZA!
Favorite cocktail: Cranberry and Vodka
Favorite restaurant: anywhere with a good steak!
If you could host a dinner party for 8, who would you invite living or dead? Prince, Beyonce, Jeremy Jordan, Frank Sinatra, Lin-Manuel Miranda, my grandma, my aunt and my mom.
Favorite vacation spot: Myrtle Beach
Favorite TV show: Orange is the New Black and the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise.
Favorite movie: Jersey Boys
Favorite song: Across the Universe – The Beatles
Favorite book: any by Nicholas Sparks
Favorite apps: Twitter, Instagram, Gmail, Snapchat, Uber, Starbucks and Pandora
iPhone or Android: iPhone
Favorite workout: 21 Day Fix workouts
Where do you get your news? CNN, Twitter and Facebook